Tayshia Adams and John Paul Jones wound up being one of the surprise romances of the year, thanks to Bachelor in Paradise. While the two did leave the beach solo, they wound up seeking each other out after the show, and have been going strong since.
Despite rumors that they might have broken up, it seems as if they’re actually getting ready to take their relationship to the next level — in fact, John Paul Jones says he’s planning on moving out to L.A. And while Tayshia is certainly a big part of his decision, there’s another factor at play.
Looking forward to being near Tayshia
In an interview with Us Weekly, the Bachelor in Paradise star revealed that he’s getting ready to ship out to L.A. And, to say the least, he’s thrilled to be closer to Tayshia Adams.
“A few opportunities came up that were really just too hard to pass up and it just made sense to move,” said John Paul Jones.
“I’m excited to consistently see my girlfriend who I’ve been dating from across the country, so that will eliminate a lot of loneliness that I experienced [living in] Maryland, working in my career as a finance analyst,” he continued.
Jones added, “Tayshia is definitely excited. It reduces a lot of the hassle that came with buying a plane ticket and visiting her for a weekend. It was really difficult [being long-distance]. I had a full-time job working 50 hours a week and it was tough to go out for three days. I would come out here and have one day with her and have to fly back. Really I am killing two birds with one stone.”
John Paul Jones went on to add that he’s looking forward to being a more permanent fixture in Tayshia Adam’s daily life.
“I’m really excited to just be a normal couple. We just really haven’t had that normalcy that you would experience in a relationship given that we were hanging onto each other via FaceTime and now it’ll be more of a tangible thing. We’re just excited to be around each other. We were trying to savor every moment that we had with each other when we were long-distance but, again, really just excited to have a really normal relationship. I’m excited to be a part of Tayshia’s life,” he explained.
Finding work in L.A.
While Tayshia Adams might be the main draw for John Paul Jones, there’s more for him to look forward to in L.A. Jones revealed that he’s actually working on finding employment in show business.
“Tayshia is only an hour and a half away so that was a big draw and to my surprise, a talent agent reached out to me and they’ve been consistently getting me auditions and I’m waiting to hear back [on projects]. I honestly never could’ve expected this entire occurrence, it’s completely crazy. I’ll never be able to do this again so it just seemed like the right move,” explained Jones.
It sounds as if Bachelor in Paradise fans might be seeing John Paul Jones on the screen again sometime in the near future.
Fans react to their relationship
John Paul Jones and Tayshia Adams have become a fan favorite as a couple. While Jones isn’t overly present on Adams’ Instagram, that hasn’t stopped fans from telling her how much they love her relationship.
One fan commented on a picture of Adams and Jones, writing, “I just watched prom night episode and it made me so happy! I hope you two continue to make each other smile and laugh and be the best of friends. I love seeing you together! Stay strong and take care of each other. Love you guys!”
Jones’ Instagram features more pictures of Adams, and fans are loving it. One user wrote, “You found yourself the perfect blend of Leonardo DiCaprio, Heath Ledger and James Van Der Beek all rolled into one…and he treats you like the Queen you are! Lucky girl!”
Another user added, “Love the way you two laugh! Love and laughter a winning combination!”
One commenter summed it up with, “Cutest couple ever.”