Tayshia Adams, 30, is back again, Bachelor Nation! After finding love with Zac Clark during The Bachelorette season 16, Tayshia will now be co-hosting The Bachelorette season 17 with Kaitlyn Bristowe. They are replacing longtime host Chris Harrison, who has stepped down as host of the upcoming season of The Bachelorette after his racially insensitive comments in an interview with former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay.
“Chris Harrison will not be hosting the next season of The Bachelorette. We support Chris in the work that he is committed to doing. In his absence, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will support the new Bachelorette through next season. As we continue the dialogue around achieving greater equity and inclusion within The Bachelor franchise, we are dedicated to improving the BIPOC representation of our crew, including among the executive producer ranks. These are important steps in effecting fundamental change so that our franchise is a celebration of love that is reflective of our world,” Warner Horizon and ABC said in a statement. Here are 5 key things to know about Tayshia ahead of her co-hosting debut.
1. Are Tayshia & Zac Clark still together?
After Clare Crawley left The Bachelorette to be with Dale Moss, Tayshia came on the show in hopes of finding everlasting love. Tayshia did find her soulmate in Zac Clark, who proposed to her during The Bachelorette finale. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the couple after the finale about their future plans. “[In] 2021 we’re gonna travel and have fun and be engaged and really just make the most out of life,” Zac told HollywoodLife in December 2020. “And then we’re gonna see where the chips fall. I think I’m wanting to have a huge wedding, and she’s wanting to run away to an island.” Since the finale aired, Tayshia and Zac have been spending most of their time together in New York City.
2. What season of ‘The Bachelor’ was Tayshia on?
Tayshia was first introduced to Bachelor Nation when she appeared on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor in 2019. Tayshia made it all the way to the final three, and got to have a fantasy suite date with Colton. Unfortunately, things didn’t get as steamy as she hoped during their overnight! Colton broke up with both Tayshia and Hannah Godwin before the final three rose ceremony, as he decided that he wanted to pursue a relationship with Cassie Randolph instead.
3. What happened to Tayshia and John Paul Jones?
After The Bachelor, Tayshia appeared on season 6 of Bachelor In Paradise during the summer of 2019. She struck up a fun relationship with John Paul Jones, but they ended things before the fantasy suite. At the reunion in early September, though, Tayshia and John Paul Jones revealed that they were giving their relationship another shot after she surprised him at his home post-filming. Unfortunately, it was short-lived, and they split for good by the end of October 2019.
4. Was she married before becoming the Bachelorette?
Before coming on The Bachelor, Tayshia was married to Joshua Bourelle. He filed for divorce in Oct. 2017 after just over one year of marriage and cited irreconcilable differences in his divorce papers.
5. What did she do before ‘The Bachelor’?
Before going on The Bachelor, Tayshia worked as a phlebotomist, which is someone who draws blood samples from patients for medical testing. Of course, she’s been awarded plenty of other opportunities since being on the show. Now, she hosts the Click Bait podcast with fellow Bachelor Nation stars, Joe Amabile and Hannah Ann Sluss.