While Clare quit the show early to pursue a relationship with her frontrunner Dale Moss, Tayshia really liked Blake and kept him around for quite a while. Blake, however, was sent home a few bachelors shy of a hometown date.
Blake is apparently looking for a third shot at love on The Bachelorette's seventeenth season, which premieres Monday, June 7 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
A recent promo shows Katie recognized Blake right away, but will the 30-year-old bank marketing manager from Lynnwood, WA, fall for him?
"I'm ready to find love, and not just, like, the temporary kind. I'm talking forever, my husband, and I'm in a place in my life where I feel like I'm the best version of me," Katie said after being cast as The Bachelorette for its Summer 2021 season.
Katie was also eliminated from Matt James' The Bachelor season before hometown dates, but she made a big imprint on the season with her raunchy humor and putting an end to girl-on-girl bullying in the house.
Katie will experience "a whirlwind first evening" during The Bachelorette's first cocktail party, and viewers can probably expect drama to rise once Blake makes an appearance.
So what do we know about Blake at this point and does he have what it takes to sweep Katie off her feet?
Below is a list of five facts Reality TV World has compiled about Blake Moynes.
"I care for Blake, but when I looked in his eyes, I was looking for more validation and confidence in the situation. I don't see it. Maybe that's why we haven't progressed like some of the other relationships," Tayshia shared in a confessional.
Tayshia said both of their hearts were fully open, but then she suddenly realized, "I don't think he's my guy -- and I have to tell him that."
Blake told Tayshia that he needed more time to show her all that he has to offer, but Tayshia believed they had run out of time with family dates right around the corner.
"I wish we had more time. I just don't know if we can get there. It's not that you're not an incredible guy, I just don't know if the timing was just off for us. I think it's time to go our separate ways," Tayshia told Blake.
Tayshia said Blake has all the qualities she wanted in her person and he's "such a great guy," but she knew her heart was "more invested" in some of her other relationships, including her romance with the eventual winner Zac Clark.
Tayshia broke down into tears upon saying goodbye to Blake and nearly dropped down on the ground hysterical with emotion after he left.
"I didn't see that coming -- at all," Blake said following his ouster. "How did that change so quickly? She still has no idea -- no clue -- I'm, like, so crazy about her."
Tayshia said the goodbye "really hurt" but she felt confident in her decision.