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Katie Lane Thurston was a contestant on the 25th season of The Bachelor.

She was eliminated in week 6.

She was announced as the bachelorette for the 17th season of The Bachelorette on March 15, 2021.

Personal life[]

She met Blake Moynes on her season of The Bachelorette and ultimately accepted his proposal. On October 25, 2021, the couple announced their breakup on Instagram.

On November 23, 2021, she announced that she was dating John Hersey, who was eliminated during week two of her season. They broke up in June 2022.

She is in a relationship with comedian Jeff Arcuri.


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Among the season 25 women, Katie Thurston emerged as a leading voice, who repeatedly stood up against bullying and negativity in the house, and women all over America applauded her for speaking up for what she believes.

The 30-year-old Washington native became an instant fan favorite for her memorable arrival on night one where she introduced herself to Matt, light-up vibrator in tow.

Unapologetically herself, Thurston is adventurous, daring and ready for a man with whom she can build a life. A marketing manager with an innate social media savvy and humorous outlook on life, she is a witty storyteller who wants a man that will laugh along with her.

Katie knows exactly what she wants in a man and is done wasting her time on boys who won’t live up to her expectations. She is a witty storyteller who says when she finds someone worth committing to, she is the most loving and committed partner anyone could ask for. Katie is daring and adventurous. While Katie is serious about finding her person, she needs a man who can laugh along with her but is okay with him laughing at her too when the moment calls for it. Katie is looking for a mature man who has ambitions to succeed in everything he does, both personally and professionally. Her dream man will be passionate about building a long-term life with her and will treat Katie as his equal in the relationship. Nothing turns her off more than someone who sits around playing video games all day or a man who tries to kiss her at the inopportune moment... it’s all about creating the right vibe with Katie! Will Matt be able to live up to Katie’s standards?

  • Is daring and adventurous.
  • Would love to host her own talk show one day.
  • Once planned a dog flash mob that got a huge turn out.