Where do they stand? Season 16 Bachelorette star Tayshia Adams finale aired in December 2020 with finalists Zac Clark, Ivan Hall and Ben Smith. Fans watched the leading lady get engaged, but is she still with her winner? Keep reading to find out.
Tayshia, 30, left her season engaged to Zac, 36, and they’re still together! The couple appeared on Good Morning America the morning following the finale, and confirmed they’re still going strong.
“It was really beautiful to watch back,” Tayshia gushed at the time. “I feel like you can really see how much love we have and how authentic and genuine we were.” Zac added, “All the reasons I fell in love with her on the show remain true today.”
As for when their wedding will take place? “We’re just going with the flow at the moment,” the brunette babe laughed. “We’re just gonna date each other, how about that?” Zac chimed in that he wants “a big wedding” when the day comes but, “She might think differently, and she’s gonna get what she wants.” How sweet!
“I came here because I was supposed to be here, and I came here because I was supposed to fall in love with you,” Zac said while proposing. “Nothing has felt so right my entire life. You’ve helped me experience the love I didn’t know existed … I love you because you are a strong, independent woman, who makes everyone better. I love you because you believe in me.”
Needless to say, the feeling was mutual. “I know that I told you that I loved you, but it’s more than that. It’s this wild, wild, wild love that I’ve tried to come up with so many reasons not to believe,” Tayshia responded. “You truly made me believe there doesn’t need to be flaws, and I deserve love with a man who won’t run away … Yes, it is real and I feel it, too.”
Nowadays, Tayshia and Zac are happier than ever living together in New York City. Speaking exclusively with Life & Style in April, Zac revealed he and his ladylove are “100 percent” still learning about each other.
“It’s every day there’s something new, right? So, you know, like everything from bedtimes to how we wake up to how we like our coffee,” he detailed. “She’s got a super mega sweet tooth that she tries to keep on the [down-low] and pawn off to me — there’s all this stuff. It kind of comes out in a relationship which has just been fun.”
In July 2021, Tayshia opened up about why she and Zac have decided to take it slow when it comes to wedding planning. “Zac and I are just having a really fun time exploring New York City,” she told Us Weekly at the season 17 Men Tell All taping. “We’re doing really, really well. We’re happily engaged, but right now, we’re just really — we’re dating!”
She added that the coronavirus pandemic has been another reason they have decided to pump the breaks a bit. “You kind of, like, put a little cap on a lot of the things people to do,” she explained. “So now we’re really able to have fun. I’m really enjoying life.” However, she did note that she has a little bout of baby fever. “I’m obsessed with babies,” she gushed at the time.