Friendly ex-partners! John Hersey and Katie Thurston took a group trip to the San Diego County Fair on Thursday, June 23, less than a week after announcing their separation.
The 31-year-old former Bachelorette wrote in the caption of an Instagram video of her and Tammy Ly, “I commit this summer to myself. The 28-year-old Hersey, for his part, posted a video of his ex-girlfriend riding a bike with her buddies and also documented the enjoyable trip.
Photos from Thurston and Hersey’s post-divorce reunion are below; scroll down to see them
Following a breakup with Hersey after less than a year of dating, Thurston just announced it on social media. On June 20, she posted a statement on her Instagram Story with the words, “Statement: No, we aren’t together.
Hersey wrote about the split in a statement that was also made public
“I enjoy sharing memorable, humorous moments with you all. the ecstatic. The ones that are passionate, absurd, and embarrassing. The sharing of sorrowful memories, though, may never get any simpler. He said on Tuesday, June 21, through Instagram Stories, “As Katie Thurston indicated earlier, we are no longer dating. There is little doubt that this decision was not taken lightly or easily.
I appreciate each and every one of you who have helped us along the way, the native Californian continued. If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t be here.
During the 17th season of The Bachelorette in 2021, the former pair first became acquainted. During the second week of the competition, Thurston made the decision to remove Hersey. Following Blake Moynes’s attempt to win her heart by crash-driving the ABC series, the former bank marketing manager got engaged. Thurston and Moynes, both 31 years old, called it quits three months after the show’s conclusion aired on television.
Us Weekly verified Thurston’s new relationship with Hersey in November 2021. The bartender then defended his relationship on social media.
Over the past six months or so, Katie and Hersey have forged an unbelievable and close bond
A sequence of bizarre, fortuitous, and strange occurrences led to the development of this friendship, which I’m sure you’ll all learn more about in the future,” he said on Reddit the same month. “My main point is that we were ALWAYS platonic, for the time being.
We never had the chance to develop anything romantic even during my little time on the season (read as John blew his chance and left the next day hahaha). We never really considered being anything more than just friends, therefore the boundaries of our friendship with regard to her continued relationship never even needed to be discussed.
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