Katie and Blake from The Bachelorette have finally gotten a taste of what a real-life relationship is like, but will the pair last? The couple is happily engaged but sources say they are struggling with the demands of a long-distance relationship.
Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette was dramatic, and no one saw the sweet proposal from Blake Moynes coming! Even Katie herself was surprised.
She said that “it might not be as obvious to viewers, but to me, I wasn’t sure he was proposing until he got down on one knee. So, as he’s talking, I’m thinking he’s gearing me up to say like, ‘I love you, but let’s, like, wait,’ you know,” she said. “And then when he gets down on one knee, I’m truly just so shocked that it’s happening because I had already, at that moment, accepted that he was not going to. And so, I cry every time I watch it. It makes me happy.”
Even though Katie didn’t see the engagement coming, fans everywhere were definitely swooning by the end of the episode, especially when she gave Blake her final rose!
According to Katie, the proposal was just the beginning for the couple, who then had to hide their relationship from the world while they patiently waited for the finale to air on TV.
“We started our relationship in a bubble only to continue our engagement in a bubble. For months we couldn’t be seen together. Our secret trips never felt long enough,” said Katie Thurston on her Instagram.
The former Bachelorette said the couple missed a lot of the normal relationship things that people take for granted, like holding hands in public. Now, even though Katie and Blake are finally public about their relationship, they are still dealing with some new obstacles.
A long distance is the main problem for the couple. Blake Moynes lives in Hamilton, Ontario, while his new fiancée lives in Seattle. Katie recently took a trip to Canada but said it was too short. Katie said that she’s counting down the days until she can see Blake again. The couple went to Toronto where Katie got to experience all things Canada – like Tim Hortons and poutine!
One fan of Bachelor Nation’s newest couple asked why she wasn’t just moving to Canada to be with Blake. Katie responded, admitting that they were taking it slow and that they “are experiencing both home countries together before we plant roots anywhere officially.” Katie and Blake revealed that they will be exploring parts of Canada and later San Diego before deciding where they want to start their new life together.
According to the Bachelorette, Blake is going to visit her in the United States in the next couple of weeks. While Bachelor Nation fans are excited that the couple is still together, some are worried that Katie’s family will get in the way. It’s hard to forget that tense family meeting when Blake went down to Washington to see Katie’s hometown and meet her family. It was awful when Katie’s aunt refused to hug Blake and instead only shook his hand!
Then Katie and Blake had that tense dinner where her sister and aunt grilled the man on his past relationships with Bachelorette’s Tayshia Adams and Clare Crawley. Most fans think that Katie and Blake can get through anything, but with that tense meeting and the struggles they now have to face only time will tell.
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