At first Katie was reluctant to pursue Blake. After all, she would be the third Bachelorette lead he’s interested in.

“I’m so nervous right now,” admitted Katie. “I saw Blake on Tayshia’s season, of course. In fact, Blake and I talked through the DMs. Blake praised me for my bold personality. And I mean he’s a very handsome guy. ”

After wrestling with the idea of ​​being wooed by Blake, she eventually stopped her intuition and told the camera, “My gut is telling me, ‘Explore this,’ and I have to follow my heart.”

Fast forward to now and the duo are now engaged!