Who Does Blake End Up With on Bachelor in Paradise? Here’s If He’s Back Together With Katie

Ever since his ex-fiance stepped foot on the beach this summer, Bachelor Nation fans have wanted to know who Blake ends up with on Bachelor in Paradise 2023 and if he and Katie are back together following the BIP Season 9 finale.

Blake Moynes is one of 20-plus contestants on Bachelor in Paradise Season 9. Blake was originally a contestant on The Bachelorette Season 16 with Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams, where he was sent home before Hometown Dates. He was then a contestant on The Bachelorette Season 17 with Katie Thurston, where he was the winner and got engaged to Katie at the Final Rose Ceremony. Katie and Blake broke up soon after The Bachelorette Season 17 finale aired. The breakup made Blake single and available for Bachelor in Paradise Season 9, where he dated Jess Girod, a contestant from The Bachelor Season 27 with Zach Shallcross.

Bachelor in Paradise is a spinoff of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The Bachelor franchise premiered on ABC in March 2002 with businessman Alex Michel as the first Bachelor. The show has since aired for more than 27 seasons and produced several spin-offs including The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, Bachelor Pad, The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart, and The Bachelor Winter Games. 

Bachelor in Paradise premiered in August 2014 as a reality TV dating series featuring former contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The show starts with an uneven number of women and men from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Each week, there’s a Rose Ceremony where either the men or women give roses to the contestants they feel the strongest connection to. The contestants who don’t receive a rose are sent home.

The next week, the roles are reversed, and the gender that didn’t give out roses the previous week now chooses who to give a rose to and who to send home. Each week, more contestants from past seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette join the show to create an uneven number between the women and men and force the contestants already there to either couple up with someone new or stay in their current relationship. Contestants are also given date cards at random to choose contestants they want to spend alone time with. Many new contestants join the show with a date card.

At the end of Bachelor in Paradise, the contestants are offered an opportunity to have an overnight date with no cameras or microphones (much like Fantasy Suites on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.) After the overnight dates is the finale, where contestants either choose to break up or get engaged. Like The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise also has an “After the Final Rose” special, where contestants reunite to hash out drama and update viewers on their relationship.

But back to Blake on Bachelor in Paradise. So… who does Blake end up with on Bachelor in Paradise Season 9 and does he get engaged in the BIP Season 9 finale? Read on for what happens to Blake on Bachelor in Paradise and if he’s back together with Katie.