All eyes are on Blake Horstmann and Becca Kufrin! According to Blake, the pair started talking again before Becca went on Bachelor in Paradise 2021. Now fans are wondering if they’ll give their relationship another chance.
Becca recently announced her breakup with fiancé Garrett Yrigoyen in the fall of 2021. The pair were engaged since 2018 when he proposed on the Season 18 finale of The Bachelorette. During that season, many fans thought Blake would be the last man standing, but Becca surprised everyone by giving Garrett her final rose.
The pair broke up after Garrett made controversial comments supporting the police during the Black Lives Matter protests last summer.
Fans first became aware of a potential Blake and Becca reunion back in April when the pair started sending flirty Instagram messages to each other. To celebrate Blake’s birthday, Becca posted a heartfelt message to her former lover on her Instagram story. “HBD @balockaye.h!” Becca wrote. “To celebrate, I’d like to share an embarrassing photo of when we were babies. At this moment I’m virtually shoving your face in a cake.” Blake responded with some heart-eye emojis.
Bachelor Nation fans are excited about these new developments, despite Blake and Becca claiming that they’re just friends.
Blake said that after Becca and Garrett split, he decided to re-examine his feelings for Becca and see if anything was still there.
“I was in love, and I’m not afraid to admit that,” Blake said talking about his feeling about Becca during her season of The Bachelorette. “I think some guys also—and women, for that matter—have a sense of pride like, ‘No, I wasn’t in love because I got dumped,’ or whatever, like, ‘I wasn’t really in love.’ I’m comfortable enough to be like, ‘I was in love. And I got dumped, and that happens.’ But no, I definitely thought she was the one, and it just didn’t work out.”
The former Bachelorette contestant was shocked when Becca and Garrett broke up and assumed that they were always going to be together. He told Us Weekly that because of that, he kind of put Becca out of his mind.
The pair had been talking for a couple of months after Becca’s split from Garrett, but she decided to go on Bachelor in Paradise. Blake said that while he is open to talking to Becca again, he won’t stand in the way of her potentially finding love on BIP 2021. He is equally happy if they just stay friends.
“If he and Becca were meant to be then that’s something that would eventually happen, but he’s not looking back. … Blake supports Becca no matter what,” said a source of Blake’s.
While Blake Horstmann is excited about a potential connection with Becca, he’s not sure it’ll happen if the Bachelor franchise is still involved. Blake claims that the network hates him and won’t want to see Becca and him get back together.
“The show doesn’t like me, the show doesn’t want to see us together,” he said. Blake said that Becca is very involved in the franchise. (She is the host of the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast), and that it could impact whether or not they get back together.
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