Caelynn Miller-Keyes Breaks Her Silence On Relationship With Blake & BIP Drama

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Soon after Blake Horstman released his pre-Bachelor in Paradise texts with Caelynn Miller-Keyes, he apologized. Now, a day later, Caelynn is addressing the events of the Bachelor in Paradise premiere that led Blake to drop those receipts. "I am not here to deny those text messages or the conversations that took place," Caelynn wrote on Instagram. "Things got taken out of context on the show, and a large part of the story is missing."
During the two-part BIP premiere, Caelynn and Kristina confronted Blake for hooking up with them back-to-back at Stagecoach. But Blake's text messages with Caelynn, which he posted and then deleted from his Instagram Stories, were a plot twist that complicated what fans saw on TV. The texts included a conversation between Blake and Caelynn over whether they should even do the show based on their past history, which seemed to refute Caelynn's claims that Blake tried to silence her. The messages, which were intended to clear Blake's name, led to mixed reactions from Bachelor Nation, but also led Twitter to quickly pounce on Caelynn.
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The truth, though, is somewhere in the middle, according to Caelynn. "The reality of the situation," she wrote on Instagram, "is that Blake was not a one night stand at a music festival and the ‪5 am‬ text exchange that Blake chose to share is not an accurate representation of our past relationship." Caelynn claims that they started talking before Stagecoach and even talked about skipping Paradise to be together.
Caelynn takes "ownership for what was said on the beach" and states "I did not go on a show to ruin someone’s character." She wrote that she was "absolutely mortified our private texts were put out there for the world to see and judge by someone who I trusted and consider a friend nonetheless." But, the worst part of this whole debacle, she wrote was "being trolled for having sex.
"I want to be very clear that I am not looking for sympathy," she added. "I took the necessary steps to move on and heal, but I will not be abstinent for the rest of my life because of it."
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Here we go... I am not here to deny those text messages or the conversations that took place. Things got taken out of context on the show, and a large part of the story is missing. The reality of the situation is that Blake was not a one night stand at a music festival and the ‪5 am‬ text exchange that Blake chose to share is not an accurate representation of our past relationship. I take ownership for what I said on the beach. I was upset and I let my emotions control my words. However, I did not go on a show to ruin someone’s character. I attempted to address my feelings and the situation with Blake face to face. It’s unfortunate that I didn't get the same respect in return, and I am absolutely mortified our private texts were put out there for the world to see and judge by someone who I trusted and consider a friend nonetheless. It’s clear to me that Blake and I had different ideas of what our “relationship” was. We started talking months before Stagecoach. We FaceTimed everyday and talked about potentially skipping paradise to be together. When I say he ghosted me, it was after those few months of us talking.  It was my understanding there was no one else and I thought we were on the same page. What infuriates me the most is that I’m being trolled for having sex because of what I’ve been through. I want to be very clear that I am not looking for sympathy. I took the necessary steps to move on and heal, but I will not be abstinent for the rest of my life because of it. This is a complicated situation considering it’s not only on TV, but has taken a life of its own on the internet.  This could’ve been over after last night’s episode, but since it’s now all over Instagram, I felt like it was imperative to share my truth. We all have our own perception of how different situations unfold and there are many sides to this story. I hope that we can all move forward and support one another, rather than tear each other down. I have moved on and I am excited to continue to share the rest of my journey with you all.

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Caelynn ended her message by saying that there are two sides to every story, but she thought it was important to share hers. "I hope that we can all move forward and support one another, rather than tear each other down," she wrote. "I have moved on and I am excited to continue to share the rest of my journey with you all."
Other members of Bachelor Nation showed support for Caelynn's message in her comments. "Sending you love and strength," former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky wrote. "No one deserves to go through what both of you are going through online right now."

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