‘The Bachelorette’: Katie Thurston Reveals She Fell in Love ‘More Than Once’ on the Show

Katie Thurston’s journey to find love on The Bachelorette has just begun. So far, she seems to be off to a good start, making connections and kissing several men in the premiere alone. Apparently, her good luck doesn’t stop there as Thurston recently revealed that she fell in love multiple times throughout the show.

Katie Thurston from 'The Bachelor' standing and smiling on night one of her season of 'The Bachelorette'
Katie Thurston on her season of ‘The Bachelorette’ | Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images

Love is in the air on ‘The Bachelorette’

In earlier seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, it was uncommon for the lead to tell any contestants that they loved them before the final rose. Now, more often than not, leads are saying those fateful words to at least one contestant during the competition, and sometimes to more than one person. For Thurston, it was the latter.

“I fall in love more than once,” Thurston told Entertainment Tonight. But she said fans would have to wait and see if she was still in love.

“Nothing’s off limits this season,” she said. “Love is love, and I gotta do what I gotta do.””

Not only did Thurston fall in love multiple times this season, but she also made out with multiple men on night one, which is not the norm. During the first night, Thurston kissed Connor B., Justin, and Greg before giving Greg the first impression rose.

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Things get hot in the fantasy suites

Every season, people play coy about what goes on in the Fantasy Suites when the leads and contestants spend the night together. But Thurston is not beating around the bush.

“I have sex in the fantasy suites, so you heard it here first,” she told the outlet. “We all know it happens, but no one’s talking about it!

“I’m embracing who I am and if a guy can’t accept me being sex-positive or talking about sex, it’s just not gonna work out,” she told the outlet. “There are some people who are a little traditional and old school, but people around my age and younger, we’re here for it. It’s 2021, embrace your sexuality and be an empowered woman.”

What is ‘The Bachelorette’ star Katie looking for in a man?

Thurston is looking for someone who is comfortable in their sexuality. Her men seemed to pick up on that on the first night as several of them made sexual jokes when they stepped out of the limo, which is good because Thurston likes to laugh too.

“Definitely a good sense of humor,” she said of what she is looking for in a man. “And then kindness. I think that’s a really big thing that people kind of overlook.”

Thurston was also pleased that the men from her season came from different backgrounds.

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“Diversity was very important, but also getting to highlight their stories. I think that’s something that unfortunately a lot of people missed with the women on my season,” she said. “… I’m really excited for everyone to get to know these guys, know their stories, because they have something great to share.”

Despite being happy with her crop of men, Thurston is being pretty tight-lipped about her relationship status.

“Everything happens for a reason, and when you embrace that and let go of control then you find your happiness,” she told the outlet when asked about it. “I’m engaged to myself, that’s what I’ve been saying for now.”