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Blake Horstmann Speaks Out on His Post-Bachelor Mental Health Journey

Bachelor Nation star Blake Horstmann, known for his second-place finish on Becca's season run on Bachelor in Paradise, steps BTVR to talk candidly about his mental health journey.

Behind The Velvet Rope with David Yontef FULL INTERVIEW ON APPLE PODCASTS: Bachelor Nation's Blake Horstmann (on Rachel Lindsay, Chris Harrison, Matt James, & His Own Journey): Blake Horstmann steps Behind The Rope. Bachelorette runner-up (Becca Kufrin’s season) and Bachelor in Paradise star, that is, Blake Horstmann. Blake stops by to discuss his experience within the Bachelor franchise. He chats about what it was like to be cast, film, the other guys in the house, and ultimately be rejected and not receive the final rose or a chance to propose to the then girl of his dreams. On a more serious note, Blake opens up about the mental health “issues” he faced as a result of the on-line bullying and hate he received after Paradise and just how bad things got. Fear not, Blake bounced back. Blake shares stories from his current dating life, what type of woman is his type and who “famous” has slid into his DMs. Of course, we took this opportunity to chat with Blake about all things current, and boy oh boy there is a lot going on in Bachelor Nation these days. We grade Matt James on how he did as The Bachelor, talk about Queen Victoria, discuss the “bullying” we have seen this past season amongst the women vying for Matt’s heart (Blake knows a thing or two about bullying), chat about which eliminations were the most shocking, the rumor of Katie as the next Bachelorette and who we think will receive the final rose, Rachael Kirkconnell, and if there will be a marriage proposal accompanying that rose. On that note, we address Rachael’s past “alleged racial” actions and social media posts, Bachelor Nation’s response to those actions and posts, Chris Harrison’s chat with Rachel Lindsay which caused him to “step aside” from his role as host within Bachelor Nation, whether Chris should have stepped aside, the public’s reaction to Chris’ statement and, now, cancellation, the involvement and responsibility of ABC, whether Chris will ever and should ever be back and, if not, looking ahead to the future. Like we said, there is a lot going on these days in Bachelor World and Bachelorette runner up and fan fav Blake Horstmann is here to help us make sense of it all. Let us not forget he himself has his own stellar Bachelor Nation Podcast, "Behind The Rose" - check it out.

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