Some sad news out of Bachelor Nation, on what should be a happy holiday week. Bachelorette Season 7 alum Blake Julian’s mother, Karen, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on June 27. Blake’s wife and Bachelor Pad 2 co-star Holly Durst revealed on her social media accounts that the mother of three had passed over the weekend.
Blake, the handsome dentist who we first met while he was wooing Ashley Hebert on her season of Bachelorette, is among the four members of the Julian family who lost their mother and wife — including his father and two sisters. Blake has yet to speak out about the sad news, but Holly did share a sweet tribute to her mother-in-law (she and Blake were married in June 2012) on Instagram.
"My mother-in-law lost her battle with Pancreatic cancer today. Please pray for Blake and his two sisters who lost their mother and her husband who lost his wife. This world lost a beautiful soul today and she will be forever missed. Rest in eternal peace Miss Karen. We all love you!" Holly captioned the photo of Karen.
Blake and Holly also received condolences from fellow Bachelor Nation member Molly Mesnick, who tweeted, “Thinking of you and your families today @BlakeMJulian & @HollyDurst. She is most certainly smiling down on you in peace now.”
We can’t imagine how tough things must be for Blake, Holly, and their family at this time. But it is nice to see this close knit reality community supporting one another, both in good times and in bad. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
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