So, The Hollywood Reporter caught up with the engaged couple to hear about what life has been like in the months since that final rose and check in on their quarantine love story. When I started filming, things were still happening that way. In the beginning of the season, you said you were excited to have this Bachelorette platform so other people could feel represented.
I had her running all over this house singing and dancing and finding gifts.
Now that you can freely share this, Tayshia, at what point during The Bachelorette experience did you know it was Zac? Adams: There were multiple moments where I saw myself envisioning a life with him. Read the chat, below. It just takes a strong relationship to get through it.
You have the support of all of us behind you and I have no doubt that he will follow his heart and do what he needs to do, and possibly find the love of his life. So, we had to get creative. Your season was unprecedented. Because the truth is, it is happening in our world. Tayshia Adams: It was absolutely harder for us to see each other. But I made one badass scavenger hunt.
Logo text. About: The Bachelorette. He really does not want to see me get hurt again. Keep up with Live Feed here for full coverage of The Bachelor in Follow Up. View All. December 23, am. I downloaded Pinterest for this purpose. Adams: The response is something that I was not expecting.
Looking back, how do you feel you handled the pressures of this platform and what do you think about the response? Then we went into navigating the next couple of months, which meant a lot of FaceTime; a lot of phone calls; some visits here and there, and just really making sacrifices to make sure that we kept the love going strong. That would be a little strange, right? You just have walk down the street in New York City. When you were able to physically be together, what were the highs and lows of being in quarantine?
Adams : Absolutely. Now, looking back, I wish I would have said a little bit more, but I did what I did in the moment. Zac Clark: We had a couple of days together right after we split [after filming in Palm Springs], which was really, really nice.
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She was a star. So it was really encouraging and, for me, energizing and educational. What advice do you two have for Matt James as the Bachelor? In what ways did you feel supported by those changes?
We definitely had rough times where we had to work through some things. Did you go into quarantine and seclusion together, or were you living separately in California and New York and then meeting up?
Before the pandemic hit, the Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise alum had been on the short list to star in the 16th season of The Bachelorette. So, some things could have hurt him or hurt me. Did rewatching the season bring about anything new to deal with as a couple? At the end of the day, that was really the focus of the last couple of months. We saw a shift in your season, with conversations about Black Lives Matter and race discussed on the show.
What was life like immediately after the show wrapped? Other couples from the franchise have fallen apart in this in-between period and have spoken about the difficulty of watching the show air.
I can tell you that my experience is my experience, which is that I grew up in this little town in South Jersey. I feel like that was really a blessing. I dated primarily white women.
All Rights reserved. The show diversified behind the scenes and hired more people of color in producer and crew roles for your season. The cards were essentially stacked against her upon arrival, as the remaining men had been cast with Crawley in mind. When he was with my family [I knew it was Zac].
In what ways do you think the production changes brought on by the pandemic — like filming in a bubble and being engaged in true seclusion — helped to solidify your relationship and what you wanted out of this experience? Looking back, it was a lot to talk about right then and there. And that was outside of my relationship with Tayshia and just across the board.
Producers ultimately went with Clare Crawley, however, and Crawley was the original star when the ABC reality franchise became one of the first U. But shortly after filming began, Adams got a surprising call offering her to take over as star. One good thing to come out of is that there are two interracial relationships to emerge from The Bachelorettewhich is something viewers have been wanting to see.
And it was perfect, because then when Tayshia walked into my life, I did have an understanding of what love really was and I was super excited to explore that. So, to get his approval is everything.
You got it. But that comes with the territory of our way of falling in love, if you will. Managing Editor, East Coast. Now, the world is on pause amid a pandemic. As a result, there was no live, post-show forum for Adams and Clark to address viewers on finale night. So, be you. Zachary is actually a very seasoned Pinterest-date-scavenger-hunt planner. Clark: I can say for me, [the support] on the cast was huge.
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I had never dated a biracial woman. Usually the winning couple has to meet in secret. The riots were still going on. Adams: If I were to ever have a question or concern, there was someone to talk to and I had a resource.
But, at the same time, we had the struggles a normal relationship has, with people who are long distance or just getting to know each other.
Me crying was authentic and it was how I felt. Everything about this year has been unforeseeable. Crawley had fallen for her frontrunner, Dale Moss, and the pair were planning to get engaged and leave the show. And it was really important for me to see him with my brothers and see how he interacted with my parents. Close the menu Logo text.
What conversations did you two have about being an interracial couple in and leaving the bubble of the show?
But we felt safe enough and comfortable enough to bring those things up with each other and talk about it. And I got to see so much love in that city. So we definitely did well in the last four months as a couple; we got to learn each other. Adams: Laughs.
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