6 Fast Facts About Rumored Bachelorette Tayshia Adams
After starring on The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise, it appears that Tayshia Adams is stepping in as the new Bachelorette for season 16. Following Clare Crawley's alleged exit, the 29-year-old Bachelor Nation alum has reportedly been chosen as her replacement for the upcoming season. Naturally, Bachelor Nation is already buzzing about the news. Former Bachelor Colton Underwood (and Tayshia's ex) recently gave his seal of approval, tweeting, "Congrats @TayshiaAdams — good luck and I hope you find yourself a better kisser." Just in case you're not as familiar with Tayshia's time on the franchise, we've rounded up a few quick facts about her to get you excited about the upcoming season.
— Additional reporting by Kelsie Gibson
She Has a Close-Knit Family
As evidenced by her Instagram page, Tayshia is really close with her parents, Rosario and Desmond, as well as her brothers, Desmond Jr. and Brice, and sister, Dominique. She is constantly sharing little glimpses of their sweet family bond.
She's a Former Phlebotomist
Before joining the Bachelor franchise, Tayshia studied at Concordia University Irvine, where she earned a bachelor's degree in biology. She eventually became a phlebotomist but has since switched professions and currently works at an interior-design firm.
She Was Married Before
During her appearance on The Bachelor, Tayshia revealed to Colton Underwood that she was previously married to a man named Josh Bourelle. They were together for six years before they ultimately split in 2017.
She Loved Her Time on The Bachelor
Though she didn't win the final rose on Colton Underwood's season, she still remembers her time on The Bachelor fondly. Following the After the Final Rose special in March 2019, Tayshia wrote that she was "thankful" for the experience.
"I don't think people understand the magnitude of vulnerability and faith this journey requires," she wrote at the time. "I have always been a private person; I came into this experience having had my heart broken in the past, and only letting the closest ones to me in on what happened. So it was tough for me to go into this journey of looking for love again and publicly displaying every intimate detail of that relationship for everyone to not only see, but criticize. But looking back, I wouldn't change it for the world. I have proven to myself that I have a lot to offer, I do deserve to be happy, in love, and to have someone fight for me. And although it wasn't me at the end, I walk away from this experience choosing ME."
She Found Love on Bachelor in Paradise
During Bachelor in Paradise season six, Tayshia developed a romance with John Paul Jones. Though they eventually broke up on the show, they reconnected when the cameras stopped rolling. In October 2019, Tayshia confirmed that they had split for good.
"John and I had something incredibly special. We fell for each other in Paradise, and everything was a whirlwind after that," she wrote on Instagram at the time. "When the show ended, I truly went back to Maryland to see if what we had was something we could build on without cameras, a production crew, and without feeling any pressure: to simply figure things out on our own terms. But the reality was, we were living on opposite coasts, and working insane schedules that made it impossible to see each other and build a life with each other. We truly did the best we could, but at this time have decided that what is best for the both of us is to go our separate ways."
She Is Always Up For an Adventure
Tayshia has checked several international destinations off of her bucket list, including Paris, Hawaii, Dubai, The Bahamas, and many more.