The Bachelorette's Katie Thurston Plays Coy About Her Relationship Status After Filming Wraps

The Bachelorette's Katie Thurston, whose season recently wrapped filming ahead of its June 7 premiere, sent fans a cheeky message about her relationship status. Read on for the details.

By Ryan Gajewski Apr 30, 2021 3:43 AMTags
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Katie Thurston is teasing fans about what to expect on her upcoming season as the star of The Bachelorette.

On Thursday, April 29, the 30-year-old standout from Matt James' season of The Bachelor took to her Instagram Story to offer a cheeky message about her relationship status. The post included footage of Katie in a swimsuit during a camping getaway as she gazed off into the distance and then briefly held up her left hand to show she wasn't wearing any jewelry on it.

"My family searching for a ring," she wrote. 

The post included part of the pop-punk band New Found Glory's 2004 single "All Downhill From Here." Her video featured the lyrics, "You're hiding something 'cause it's burning through your eyes." 

There's no question that Katie's run on the show will offer a new experience for longtime viewers. The season, which is set for a June 7 premiere on ABC, will be co-hosted by former Bachelorette leads Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams due to Chris Harrison temporarily stepping aside from the franchise earlier this year after defending Rachael Kirkconnell.

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On the April 29 episode of her Off the Vine podcast, Kaitlyn explained she felt "very overwhelmed" during filming and that the season "brought up some either trauma or anxiety" for her, although she didn't delve into specifics.

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Kaitlyn also added that she and Tayshia both "love Katie. I'm definitely not going to say much because I don't want to get in trouble, but maybe I can say it's the most dramatic season yet?" 

A source close to production previously told E! News exclusively that the season will indeed have a "different" vibe than previous ones, due in part to the hosting change.

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"It was a lot of female energy in one bubble and hard for Katie to have the full spotlight," the insider shared.

In a recent exclusive interview with E! News, Matt said he has high hopes for Katie, who made an impression during his season by emerging from the limo holding a sex toy. "I think that she's going to be one of the best to ever do it," he predicted.

Check out a screenshot above from Katie's video. The Bachelorette premieres Monday, June 7 on ABC.

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