Katie Thurston Reveals Why John DUMPED Her – She Tells All & Does Not Hold Back

Two months after their breakup, Katie Thurston is finally talking about her split with John Hersey and admitting he was the one to dump her.

Speaking to Kaitlyn Bristowe on the “Off the Vine” podcast, the former Bachelorette revealed quite a few things about her break up.

“He dumped me. Technically, we actually broke up twice. The first time no one knew about. … Like a week or two [later], we kind of worked through it and decided to get back together, so I thought we were golden.”

“I think it was just unavoidable. … Like, we just got [into] a conversation and at one point, I just said to him, … ‘I know more reasons why you don’t like me than why you love me,’” she tells the podcast host. “And that’s a really sh—ty feeling.”

One tipping point was John being upset that she wouldn’t learn to surf.

“He said, ‘I just really need someone who can enjoy my passions and who wants to watch me surf, maybe learn to surf with me.’ I look at him and I go, ‘You realise I jumped out of a fucking plane three times, twice solo, skydiving, to join him in his passions.’ Eight hours of ground school, all these things to partake in his passion, and somehow that was completely ignored and now we’re focused on surfing? At that point, I knew nothing I did was going to ever be good enough.”

“It was really a blessing in disguise,” she continued. “I think I would have stuck it out a lot longer than I should have. So like, now I’m in a very good place about it. Then, I was probably the saddest I’ve ever been.”

“I think I was just a little bit, maybe, in denial at first,” she said. “It was such a big deal to date him so quickly after ending my engagement with Blake. So already there was, like, a lot of public opinions about that situation. But I was like, ‘He’s worth it.’ And, to this day, it’s still a little confusing, because since John and I got to know each other as friends, I was like, ‘You knew who I was before we dated, so why is it that once we started dating, you started to question like, oh, I need someone who’s this?’ I never said I was that. It just really caught me off guard and I just really put, like, all my eggs in one basket with this man, and I don’t want to say I regret it because I think every relationship is a lesson, but it was just six months crash and burn.”

She went on to talk about the van that she gifted John.

“I bought this man a frickin’ travel van. I let this man quit his job. I was like, ‘Whatever you need me to be, I will be.’ Which, in hindsight, that’s not healthy, that’s not good. But it is a little, like, offensive to be like, ‘Damn, I gave you everything,’ and you’re still being like, ‘This isn’t working out.’”

Are they friends now?

“When we broke up, we went to a fair together with our friends and it was very fine,” she said. “But then, you know, like, the more time apart, the more those things that were, like, cute and quirky and fun, the more you’re like, ‘You’re annoying the f—k out of me.’ … He would love to stay friends — friends is a strong word, I think, that I would use for him at this time. We’re on good terms. … We’re good enough.”

P.S He’s apparently paying her back for the van.