Fresh off the finale of The Bachelorette season 17, and newly-engaged couple Katie Thurston and Blake Moynes are doing some press! Of course, if you watched the last episode of the season along with the After the Final Rose special, you'll know that Katie's suitor popped the question and they are still going strong.
Now, the hard questions come about as interviewers inquire about their future. But apparently, it seems Katie and Blake have it all planned out as they are sure about being together for the long haul. That's what we like to hear, of course!
In an exclusive interview with Us Weekly this week, Katie and Blake sat down together to answer some burning questions. At one point, the 30-year-old Seattle native recalled the final moments of her season, when she didn't know how her relationship with Blake would ultimately end in front of cameras. Apparently, there was one point where she wasn't sure he would propose.
Here's what Katie said about the proposal:
"In the moment — because there was a moment where I didn’t think he was proposing — I was just happy to leave with him. I knew that was going to happen no matter what, [but] it’s hard to say the impact of that in the real world [if he didn’t propose]. You go through so much and you want to take this very seriously and a proposal and engagement is very serious. I didn’t come here to find a boyfriend. I can do that on a dating app."
Though it might be underwhelming for Katie to not get engaged at the end of her season, it certainly wouldn't be the first time. I'm sure fans would have a hard time forgetting Matt James' season of The Bachelor, which took place just this year. In the end, he chose contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, but they did not get engaged. Of course, there was a ton of drama to come for those two off the show, but they made the decision to explore their relationship further instead of taking the next big step so quickly.
As of right now, Matt and Rachael are dating.
In the end, a proposal seems what Katie and Blake really wanted, though, and we couldn't be happier for them! Next up, Michelle Young's season of The Bachelorette will debut on ABC this fall. But don't change the channel just yet, because Bachelor in Paradise season 7 is coming out next Monday, August 16. Who else is counting down the days?!