It’s safe to say that things didn’t go all that well for Blake Horstmann during this season of Bachelor in Paradise. While Horstmann was a fan favorite during Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette, he was ultimately sent home brokenhearted when Kufrin ultimately got engaged to another man. This summer, he headed to paradise in hopes of a second chance to find love. Unfortunately, he ruined his chances prior to ever arriving at the beach, according to Cosmopolitan.
Horstmann had a wild time at the Stagecoach Music Festival, which took place before filming of the show. While there, he hooked up with Kristina Schulman, who would later star alongside him on Bachelor in Paradise. The very next night, he would also hook up with fellow contestant Caelynn Miller-Keyes. Upon arriving in paradise, Horstmann shockingly did not want to pursue actual relationships with either of these women but instead was interested in Hannah Godwin.
Of course, as The Inquisitr previously reported, Horstmann’s prior shenanigans didn’t stay a secret on the beach. Once all the women found out about his promiscuous ways, they weren’t as willing to pursue a relationship with him. Godwin, though showing initial interest in Horstmann, ultimately ended up choosing Dylan Barbour over him, whom she remains in a happy relationship with. Horstmann had several other flings as the show progressed, but none ending up being anything substantial. Finally, he claimed to have had a sort of epiphany toward the end of the show when he realized it was really Schulman he had been meant to be with all along. He was willing to give their relationship his all, but Schulman was unsurprisingly hesitant due to how Horstmann had portrayed himself thus far.
In last night’s episode, Schulman told Horstmann that she felt she just couldn’t get there in terms of her feelings for him and sent herself home. Horstmann, brokenhearted and in tears, left shortly after she did. He tearfully admitted that he believed his heartbreak was karma for the way he behaved all season.
Last night, he posted an emotional statement on Instagram about his challenging journey on the show and the regrets he has over some of his actions.
“To say paradise was rough for me is an understatement. I have no one to blame but myself for that. It’s not easy putting yourself and all of your mistakes out there for the world to see. No matter the differences all of us had on that beach, I will always have respect for each and every one of you, being brave enough to be yourselves and chase the love we all feel we deserve. Never forget that we are all human and not characters on television.”