The Bachelorette season 23 runner up Blake Horstmann is opening up like never before about his devastating break up on Monday night’s season finale.
Blake opened up about being blindsided by Becca Kufrin.
“It was a big blindside,” Blake tells People. “I truly thought that if it came down to me proposing, that she wouldn’t say no. I thought what we had was real.”
Blake also admitted that it was really hard for him to get over the heartbreak and talks about his support system.
“It made for some really hard days, but I had a great support system,” he adds. “My family was amazing. We talked through a lot of things and they were there for me.”
“She’s an engaged woman and I want to respect that,” he says about the closure. “And she’s very happy and I’m grateful for that. There’s no point in focusing on it when there is no future there.”
But is he still open to finding love?
“The experience didn’t scare me off the idea of finding love,” he says. “If anything, I know just how capable of finding love I am.”