Blake Moynes reveals what he thought his chances were of joining Katie Thurston's 'The Bachelorette' season and his reaction to her hotel-room visit
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/05/2021
Blake Moynes has revealed what he thought his chances were of Katie Thurston allowing him to join her cast of bachelors and also his initial reaction to The Bachelorette star knocking on his hotel-room door late at night.
Blake, a 30-year-old wildlife manager from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, surprised Katie by asking to join her The Bachelorette season several weeks into the process because he was convinced they'd be a great match and may even leave the show as an engaged couple.
Blake admitted he thought there was a possibility Katie might reject him, especially since he had already competed for two previous The Bachelorette stars, during a Thursday appearance on Tayshia Adams' Click Bait with Bachelor Nation podcast, which was co-hosted by Mike Johnson and Bibiana Julian.
"Walking in, it was like a 50/50 tossup [Katie would keep me around] for me," Blake revealed.
"At the same time, there's a side to this that online, because of the way that she was on [Matt James' The Bachelor] season and then the way that I was on [Clare Crawley and Tayshia's] season, people would tag us nonstop every day saying comments and posts like, 'You guys would be great [together]! You guys would be great!' And there's no way she didn't see that, because I saw it all the time."
Blake continued, "But we never approached each other about it at all. So I knew in the back of her mind, she may have thought... she might've had an inkling that out of anyone [on Tayshia's season] it could potentially be [me] because everyone was trying to ship that."
Blake acknowledged he was "so nervous" about showing up late on Katie's season.
"If she was like, 'What the f-ck are you doing?' I would look like a f-cking idiot," Blake said. "I was really scared, of course, but I just needed to see that little conversation through."
Blake said he ultimately "felt good about" his first face-to-face interaction with Katie but he "wasn't sure."
Katie told Blake that although she could sense there was immediate chemistry between them, she needed some time to think things over, especially because bringing Blake into the picture might disrupt relationships she had been forming with her original bachelors.
Blake said he therefore initially assumed producers would have him join the season's third Rose Ceremony to "stir the pot" and learn his fate on the show, but instead, Katie surprised him at his hotel room at 5AM.