Combined with his handsome looks and good-guy charm, Blake's apparent sincerity and emotional vulnerability made him a fan-favorite among Bachelor Nation. In fact, many viewers were disappointed when Blake wasn't selected as the star as this past winter's 23rd season of The Bachelor!
However, Blake's reputation will change dramatically on Bachelor in Paradise this summer, and the season's previews have shown him being accused of having been disingenuous with multiple former The Bachelor bachelorettes.
So exactly what happened to Blake when Bachelor in Paradise was filmed in Mexico earlier this summer?
According to ABC, Blake's Bachelor in Paradise journey will get off to a quick start when he gets to go on the season's first date.
"It doesn't take long for sparks to fly when Blake, who has already gotten to know a few of the women before arriving in Paradise, gets the first Date Card," ABC teased in a press release for the first two episodes.
Both Hannah Godwin and Caelynn Miller-Keyes will hope to receive Blake's invitation, according to ABC, but both women will be disappointed when he chooses another "striking" woman instead.
Then, Blake's "former girlfriend" Kristina Schulman will also arrive in Paradise with her own agenda.
"She asks Blake out, but will he rekindle his romance with Kristina or gravitate back to Caelynn, the scorned woman that has unfinished business with him -- or take up with the beautiful Hannah G., who first caught his eye in Paradise?" ABC teased.
Blake asked Tayshia out with the Bachelor in Paradise season's Date Card, but he then still accepted a date from Kristina when she arrived on Day 2 and received a Date Card of her own, according to Carbone.
Blake and Kristina "dated a few months back that was pretty public. Both have spoken about it in interviews and Blake said it just didn't work out," Carbone wrote in a June 18 blog posting.
"Either when Blake is on his date with Kristina or when he returns, that's when the sh-t hits the fan."
Carbone claims Blake became nothing short of a major player after his appearance on The Bachelorette last year and the bachelor's love drama was the direct result of his inappropriate actions before he began filming Bachelor in Paradise's sixth season in June.
At the Stagecoach festival in April, Carbone says Blake slid into Tayshia's direct messages on Instagram and asked Tayshia, who appeared on Colton Underwood's The Bachelor season earlier this year, to hang out.
"Wasn't a date, but definitely showed interest in each other and hung out that first night of Stagecoach. Didn't hook up that he claims," Carbone wrote.
Blake then apparently turned his attention to Caelynn, who also appeared on Colton's The Bachelor season, and Carbone claims Blake had sex with Caelynn the very next night at Stagecoach.
But that's not all.
"The night after having sex with Caelynn at Stagecoach, he had sex with Kristina," Carbone insists in his blog.
"This isn't rumored stuff that I'm revealing behind the scenes and you'll have to take my word for it... This is stuff that you will see talked about since the women in question confront him and take him to task for his f-ckboy ways."
In addition, Carbone learned Blake also allegedly flew to Alabama and spent a weekend with Hannah G. only two weeks before he left to film Bachelor in Paradise's sixth season.
"This wasn't a 'Hey I'm in town' and asked her to meet up thing. This was planned trip by both of them because they were interested in each other. All of this gets out within the first few days of Paradise filming," Carbone wrote in his June 18 blog posting.
"Who knew what when is kind of hard to know. I was told that Tayshia was the one blindsided the most. She had no idea he slept with Caelynn and Kristina on back-to-back nights after she hung out with him the first night of Stagecoach until all this went down in Paradise."
Caelynn also eventually found out about Kristina, according to Carbone, and vice versa while Bachelor in Paradise was filming.
"I do believe when he spent the weekend in Alabama with Hannah G.... she knew about the others because Blake told her," Carbone wrote.
"Blake was confronted about the Hannah G. weekend on the show by others and claims he never hooked up with her during his weekend there. Whether people choose to believe that is up to them."
But Caelynn reportedly had the biggest problem with Blake of all and confronted him on the beach in Mexico in an alleged "screaming and crying outburst."
"Because after they slept together, shortly afterwards Blake told her he thought it was a mistake, shouldn't have happened, and for her not to tell anyone," Carbone wrote in his blog.
"Caelynn is overly emotional due to her past as we know about her college sexual assault and how she values sex and intimacy, and Blake was basically disrespecting her by telling her it shouldn't have happened and not to say anything. Yeah, that didn't go over well."
Blake reportedly gave Tayshia his rose at the first Rose Ceremony.
However, Blake allegedly later told Tayshia and Caelynn that he appeared on Bachelor in Paradise for Hannah G. -- who also appeared on Colton's The Bachelor season with Tayshia and Caelynn -- and wanted to pursue her wholeheartedly.
But "Hannah obviously has taken this all in" and decided she wasn't "thrilled with the way Blake" was behaving, according to Carbone.