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Katie Thurston's Sassy Comeback to 'Bachelor in Paradise' Hater

Katie Thurston made an appearance on Bachelor in Paradise, which stirred up a response from ex Blake Moynes and viewers. During the episode, Katie revealed she was there to host a roast for the contestants rather than to date. She received a negative message from an internet troll, to which she responded with kindness.
During the roast, Katie made a joke about Blake's current love interest, Jess Girod, being younger than him. Katie and Blake had a conversation about their past and apologized for their actions after their breakup.
The conversation provided closure for Blake as he tried to move on. He expressed that he avoids thinking about their past to stay focused on the present.
Blake reflected on how his talk with Katie affected his time on BiP and expressed his feelings to Jess. He mentioned his previous appearances on The Bachelorette and his failed engagement with Katie.
Katie and Blake announced their split in October 2021, explaining that they decided to go their separate ways as they were not compatible as life partners. They asked for privacy and support during their transition.
After the split, Katie briefly dated John Hersey, who was a contestant on her season of The Bachelorette. However, they also called it quits.