Blake Horstmann is doing everything he can to prove he is not a bad guy after the dramatic first two episodes of “Bachelor in Paradise” revealed a love triangle between him, Caelynn Miller-Keyes and Kristina Schulman.
24-year-old Caelynn exposed Blake’s alleged womanizing ways during the season 6 premiere on Monday, and the crazy drama continued to the following episode on Tuesday night.
Caelynn told cameras the two had hooked up at Stagecoach back in April, only to find out later that Blake had had sex with their cast-mate, Kristina the night before.
“Man, this is bad. I look like the worst human in the world,” the 30-year-old sales rep said during a confessional on Tuesday’s episode.
During the airing of the show, Blake took to Instagram to try and clear his name and apologize over the ordeal.
He admitted in a lengthy post, writing, “made a lot of mistakes this past year that I’m not proud of,” while telling his followers that he has “a lot of insecurities I’ve been struggling with.”
Blake continued, “I’ve gotten way in over my head with women and have made a lot of mistakes and although never my intent, I hurt several people along the way.”
He claimed to take “full responsibility for my actions at Stagecoach and will forever regret the decision I made that weekend.”
Blake wanted to clarify that he and Caelynn “were NEVER in a relationship,” adding, “I NEVER ghosted Caelynn, I NEVER called her a mistake and I absolutely NEVER EVER EVER silenced Caelynn. I never expected to have to do something like this, but after finally seeing the episodes I feel like I have no choice but to release the text exchanges between her and myself.”
He admits, “This is the last thing I wanted to do, but my name and character are being attacked. My name is all I really have.”
Blake then uploaded screenshots of his texts with the former Miss Carolina USA on his Instagram. Their exchange began with him telling her not to come over to his house during the three day music festival, to which she responded, “Dude. It’s fine. Chill it’ll be good. Come on loosen up. Let’s just have a good time man.” Caelynn then wrote, “I just ordered an Uber,” prompting Blake to give in to temptation.
“We can cuddle but no sex lol,” he wrote, to which she responded, “Yes sex. Only sex. No cuddling.”
“I have will power,” Blake replied, which made Caelynn laugh. She wrote back, “HA. Lies. Yo we both know that’s not true.”
“I know u when you get a little alcohol in you,” Blake texted. The model responded, “If i come over it’s strictly for sex. Nothing more nothing less. I’m just trying to be honest.”
The Bachelorette alum went on to share text messages that he said were exchanged one week before the pair started filming “Bachelor In Paradise.” He texted Caelynn, “I’m scared. I’m thinking of pulling out of paradise.”
Caelynn said that she talked to her ex Colton Underwood and his girlfriend, Cassie Randolph, about the situation, but “they don’t know how anyone found out” about her and Blake having sex.
When Blake texted, “We f–ked up so bad,” Caelynn wrote back, “If we play it off as not being a big deal then it’s not. Everyone hooks up in this world.”
After some careful deliberation, Caelynn told Blake that she was doing “better,” to which he responded, “I feel better too. I think we r over thinking everything. I still wanna talk about it all. But we will be alright.”
However, the Bachelor alum admitted that she still felt “stressed” and could not “stop thinking about it.”
Blake has since deleted the screenshots from his Instagram and is now asking his fans to “please stop attacking” Caelynn for giving a different side of the story on TV.
Read the text exchange below:
Bachelor in Paradise airs on ABC Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.