‘The Bachelorette’: Tayshia Adams Didn’t Feel ‘Pressure’ to Get Engaged or Find a Husband on the Show

When Tayshia Adams became the new bachelorette after Clare Crawley’s engagement to Dale Moss, fans wondered whether Adams would have enough time to tell her story. Typically, Bachelor Nation leads and contestants are on an accelerated timeline to fall in love. But don’t fret. Adams isn’t worried about the pressures of The Bachelor franchise, like getting engaged or married right away. Here’s why.

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Adams made her Bachelor Nation debut on Colton Underwood’s season in early 2019. The former phlebotomist was an instant fan pick for The Bachelorette lead, especially when she made it through to the top 3. So naturally, viewers wanted to see Adams again — and the franchise delivered.

In August of the same year, Adams appeared on Bachelor in Paradise Season 6. Adams sparked an unlikely romance with John Paul Jones from Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette. JPJ and Adams split and got back together by the BIP reunion. But eventually, the couple went their separate ways.

Now, Adams has returned to The Bachelor franchise for the third time. Crawley was the lead going into The Bachelorette Season 16. But when she fell in love with Moss and left the show, Adams became the new bachelorette. 

Tayshia Adams explains one of her fears going into ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 16

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When Adams first appeared on The Bachelorette, viewers wondered whether the show would extend the season. But now, it appears Adams will simply continue where Crawley left off, meaning she won’t receive more time. 

Then in the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast episode released on Nov. 11, hosts Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin asked Adams whether she was “skeptical” about her process because her already-accelerated timeline was basically cut in half. And Adams revealed she was satisfied with the length of her journey.

“I truly feel like I had enough time,” the new bachelorette said. “I just feel like the guys really showed who they were and what they had to offer, and I did the same. When you know, you know. You either have an attraction to someone or you don’t. And that’s what I kept leaning into.”

Tayshia Adams and Chris Harrison on 'The Bachelorette' Season 16 Episode 6
Tayshia Adams and Chris Harrison on ‘The Bachelorette’ | Craig Sjodin via Getty Images

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That said, the BIP alum admitted she was worried about her shortened time on The Bachelorette. But even so, Adams didn’t feel the pressure to get engaged at the end because she was honest about her expectations from the very beginning. She said:

I don’t think I had too short of a time. It was a fear that I had, and I told them that. I told them I don’t think I’m going to get engaged at the end of this. I might just leave with a boyfriend or whatever. And they honestly said we’re not going to pressure you to do anything. You do what your heart wants. So I didn’t ever feel that pressure to be like, “Oh my god, I need to find a husband right now.” I just kind of lived my journey how I wanted to. 

Whether Adams gets engaged at the end of The Bachelorette, it certainly seems like she’s satisfied with her journey. But don’t take our word for it. Recently, Adams confirmed she’s happy right now.

“I got out of it exactly what I was looking for,” Adams told Access in November 2020. “I’m happy because I really was myself, my authentic self — and that’s all I could ever really ask for.”

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