Katie Thurston John HerseyThe end of the journey for ‘The Journey’.

They began to date after he had appeared on his season of BacheloretteTheir split was confirmed by, on June 20, Katie wrote on Instagram Story that she was the first to speak out about their split.

John then took to his Instagram Story to give fans more insight into their breakup. I enjoy sharing with you special moments, the humorous ones. Happy moments. They are the outrageous, embarrassing, heartfelt and most important.” he said. But I’m not sure if sharing the sad ones will be easier.

“Katie stated that we were not going to be dating any longer,” he said. The decision wasn’t taken lightly, and was clearly not one that was easy to make.

John, who had tagged Katie in his posting, thanked Bachelor Nation for all their support and love. John noted that “We couldn’t (and won’t) have been here without you.”