Before appearing on The Bachelor in 2019, Tayshia was married to her first boyfriend, a roofing contractor named Joshua Bourelle, whom she was with for about six years. After marrying in April 2016, the two decided to split a year and a half later, and Joshua filed for divorce in October 2017, according to court documents obtained by Radar Online.
Tayshia later opened up about her marriage and divorce while on a one-on-one date with Colton Underwood. In a January 2019 Instagram post, Tayshia reflected on the experience of opening up to Colton, writing, "My divorce used to be something I was ashamed of, because to me it represented, not only to myself but to everyone that knew me, that I had failed at marriage, something I value so highly . . . It's been a rough journey to pick up the pieces and rebuild my idea of the life I want, but I will tell you this: I would not be able to be the strong, independent, and smiling woman I am today without my faith or the support of my close family & friends that have supported me unconditionally."