'Bachelorette' Katie Thurston and John Hershey Break Up: 'No We Aren't Together'

Katie Thurston and John Hershey, who was a contestant on her season, seem to have ended their relationship

In her Instagram Story Monday, Thurston said, "No, we aren't together." though she didn't mention Hershey

According to her Instagram Story, Hershey confirmed the split: "I love sharing funny moments with you all. 

Happy ones, outrageous, embarrassing, and heartfelt ones, but it will never be easier to do so."

Afterward, he confirmed that Katie and I were no longer dating

The decision wasn't made lightly and it wasn't an easy one

Thurston appeared on season 17 of "The Bachelorette"

He was sent home after Thurston refused to give him a rose during the second week of the series