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Blake Julian was a contestant on the 7th season of The Bachelorette.

He was eliminated in week 6.

He returned for the 2nd season of Bachelor Pad. He was eliminated in episode 5.

Personal life[]

He is married to Holly Durst whom he met on Bachelor Pad.

In a July video on Instagram, Holly opened up publicly for the first time about the couple’s struggles with infertility. The former Bachelor contestant explained that she was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2014, and had surgery to help treat it later that year. The couple After having "no luck" getting pregnant after the surgery, the couple did one unsuccessful round of intrauterine insemination in 2015, followed by two unsuccessful rounds of in vitro fertilization in 2016. The couple eventually found "an angel on earth" surrogate who successfully got pregnant in 2018. She later lost the baby, became pregnant again, and miscarried a second time as well. "We decided to adopt when we lost our last baby, via surrogate, last fall. Adoption had been on my heart for years, but I was waiting for Blake's heart to be ready for it. We signed up with an adoption agency last November", Holly explains. The couple welcomed a daughter through adoption named Poppy Marie after seven years of infertility struggles. In January 2023, they adopted their second child, Knox Baer.