Blake seemed smitten with Clare, but once she chose to quit the show early to pursue a relationship with her frontrunner Dale Moss, he decided to stick around and give Tayshia a chance. Tayshia, however, sent Blake home a few bachelors shy of a hometown date.
Blake is therefore looking for a third shot at love with Katie on The Bachelorette's seventeenth season, which premiered Monday, June 7 on ABC, but will Katie be turned off by his history on the franchise?
"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 earlier this year.
So what do we know about Blake already and does he have what it takes to win Katie's heart and steal her away from one of her 23 remaining bachelors after Night 1? Let's get to know Blake a little better!
Below is a list of six facts Reality TV World has compiled about Blake Moynes.
Tayshia sent Blake Moynes packing during their first one-on-one date
Tayshia eliminated Blake in the process of determining her Final 4 suitors. Blake was sent packing around the same time Tayshia had chosen to eliminate Bennett Jordan, Noah Erb and Riley Christian as well.
"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.
Following his elimination, Blake told Us Weekly that he thought Tayshia "had her guard up" with him because he had feelings for Clare at the start of the season.
Blake said he actually saw a lot of "potential" with Tayshia, adding, "If it was Tayshia from the beginning, I think my story would have been a little bit different."
"I definitely knew who he was," Katie told Us. "[He is] also [Tayshia Adams]' ex-boyfriend! So that's weird."
Katie explained, "We had chatted before, but usually what happens is, like, the guys will reach out to the women once they're eliminated [from The Bachelor] and be like, 'Good luck, you did great.' Like very generic, you know?"
"And so to see him, I was like, 'Why is he here?' Like, 'What's happening?'"
When asked if she had any hesitations about Blake joining her cast late in the game, Katie dodged the question.
"I mean, we have to see if that's even why he's there," she teased. "Like I said, he's Tayshia's ex-boyfriend, so I don't know what's happening."