Beauty and brains! Bachelor alum Tayshia Adams is on deck to become the next Bachelorette after Clare Crawley threatened to quit the show because she fell head over heels in love with one of her contestants, Life & Style exclusively revealed. With Tayshia slated to take over the leading lady role, we’re filling you in about her backstory, profession and more! Keep reading to learn more about her.  

When Did We First Meet Tayshia?

She appeared on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, which premiered in January 2019. Tayshia was given the boot by the heartthrob following their fantasy suites date and later spoke out about why she wanted a moment of privacy. 

“I wanted it to be us two only. It wasn’t me trying to run away from production by any means, it was just a lot of process. Being broken up with in front of all of these cameras wasn’t the most ideal situation. I wanted to normalize it as much as I could,” she told Vulture in a follow-up interview in March 2019. 

The brunette bombshell went on to appear in the spinoff Bachelor in Paradise. 

tayshia on stage on the bachelor

Where Does She Reside?

She lives in Orange County, California, and a quick look at her Instagram profile proves that religion is very important to her. Another interesting tidbit is she has been divorced. Her ex-husband is named Josh Bourelle.

According to court documents obtained by Life & Style, Josh initiated the divorce in October 2017. The pair went back and forth several times, but ultimately, they finalized in November 2017. It’s unclear how long they were together for or why they split. 

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What Does She Do for Work?

Tayshia is a proud phlebotomist. “I actually love to poke people’s veins and draw their blood, so I’m probably looking at your veins when I first meet you,” she said in her introduction video ahead of season 23 of The Bachelor 

How Did She End Up Getting on Deck to Become the Next Bachelorette? 

Filming for the ABC dating series resumed in mid-July after the temporary production shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. As cameras started rolling, Clare sent home a few of her contestants before “falling in love” with Dale Moss. Now, producers would like to “match [Tayshia] up with the bachelors who are left,” a source exclusively told Life & Style. “They are scrambling to figure out what to do,” the insider added, noting the team did not want to “start over completely.”