The Bachelorette’s Blake Moynes Confirms Romance With Natalie Lee

He made a “marriage pact” with the Love Is Blind star.

Bachelor Nation star Blake Moynes and 'Love Is Blind' star Natalie Lee.
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Blake Moynes and Natalie Lee just confirmed a Love Is Blind and The Bachelorette crossover that fans had long suspected. During a recent appearance on the Out of the Pods podcast, which Lee co-hosts, they revealed that they’d had a brief relationship — past tense — and ended things on good terms.

Moynes explained to co-host Deepti Vempati that he and Lee share mutual reality TV connections. Lee then quipped, “The answer is yes. We did date,” adding that Moynes remains “one of my favorite people.”

Lee, who was on Love Is Blind’s second season, also disclosed that the former couple made a “marriage pact,” saying, “If I am not married by age 35, he said that we would have kids and get married.” When Vempati noted that Moynes, 33, is approaching 35 “pretty quickly,” he jokingly responded, “How many [years]? Yeah, we might have to push that back.”

Blake Moynes and Natalie Lee. Blake Moynes / Instagram

Rumors of their romance emerged in July 2022, when People reported that the reality stars had visited a wildlife conservation together in the Caribbean.

Recalling the trip, Lee revealed that she “didn’t know” Moynes at the time and hadn’t watched his season of The Bachelorette. “I had heard things about you through social media — I mean, good things — but there was a lot of news at the time regarding your ex,” she said.

Moynes starred in Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams’ season of The Bachelorette in 2020. The following year, he returned for The Bachelorette Season 17, during which he got engaged to Katie Thurston. The couple broke up in 2021.

Lee herself is no stranger to reality TV engagements. In Love Is Blind, she was set to tie the knot with fellow contestant Shayne Jansen, ultimately deciding not to proceed with their wedding.

Looking back on their brief fling on Out of the Pods, Moynes said he and Lee had an immediate bond. “We could be very much ourselves and it didn't take long to get to that comfortability point,” he shared, before making clear that he is currently “very, very single.”