From Bachelorette to Bravo. Tayshia Adams has fielded her fair share of public romances over the years.
Before Bachelor Nation met Adams on season 23 of The Bachelor in 2019, she was married to her college sweetheart, Josh Bourelle.
“I actually married my first boyfriend, and I was with him for about six years or so. I guess I could, kind of, sense we weren’t doing very well,” Adams told Colton Underwood on the ABC show. “And I think that’s why I fought so hard just to try to do as much as I possibly could [to save the marriage].”
The twosome split in August 2017 and he filed for divorce that October after less than two years of marriage. She accused Bourelle of infidelity.
“Her going out and saying that I cheated on her and that was the reason for our divorce on national TV, I felt like, kind of crossed the line a little bit,” Bourelle said on the “Reality Steve Podcast” in December 2020. “I feel like she was using that as her sob story to make her look better. It was hurtful to me. We’re humans. She made just as many mistakes — maybe even more mistakes than I did over the course of our relationship.”
After her stint on The Bachelor, Adams appeared on Bachelor in Paradise before she was named the season 16 Bachelorette — taking over for Clare Crawley after she thought she found The One in Dale Moss within the first two weeks of production in 2020.
During the December 2020 finale, Adams got engaged to Zac Clark. Nearly one year later, the twosome announced that they had called their engagement off, but stayed mum on the reason why.
“Him and I both know the truth and where we stand, and I’ve actually never said anything in the media about our relationship except for [that] we’re no longer together,” Adams told Us Weekly in December 2022. “And I know people might think otherwise, but that’s literally the only statement we’ve ever given out. I think that’s just something about maturity and how we decided to proceed and yeah, at the end of the day, no one else needs to know anything else.”
Adams added at the time that she wasn’t sure she was ready to be in another public relationship.
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“I think that’s another lesson I’ve learned is I really wanna protect that in the future, and kind of, maybe, keep it quiet and under wraps for a minute and then maybe let the people in on the news after a little while,” she said. “People are private investigators. I don’t even know how they figure out half the things they do now.”