Former lead of The Bachelorette Tayshia Adams may be moving on from ex-fiancé Zac Clark, and could have debuted her new man on Instagram. Tayshia stepped in as The Bachelorette during season 16 of the franchise after Clare Crawley departed the show. She was originally introduced to Bachelor Nation, vying for The Bachelor lead Colton Underwood’s heart. She remained a fan favorite even after Colton sent her home.
During The Bachelorette season 16, Clare left the show with contestant Dale Moss soon after filming began. A first for the franchise, producers decided to bring in fan favorite Tayshia to be the new Bachelorette. The men who stayed from Clare’s season were pleasantly surprised to see Tayshia step in. Bachelorette Tayshia started forming a strong connection with contestant Zac during the filming. During the finale, Zac poured his heart out to Tayshia and got down on one knee. She accepted his proposal, and they left the show engaged. The couple moved to New York together, staying engaged for nearly a year before announcing their breakup in November of 2021.
Tayshia has kept a low profile since announcing her breakup with Zac, not mentioning her dating life in interviews and focusing on herself while still residing in New York. But Tayshia could finally be ready to give the dating pool another shot after revealing earlier in the summer that she was more than ready to move on from dating within The Bachelor franchise. Tayshia sparked relationship rumors recently when she shared a video featuring a new man in her Instagram stories. In the video a shirtless man is seen holding his phone up, and Tayshia added the comment, “Me jokingly convincing him that if he lifts his phone to the sky he’ll get better service.”
According to Life & Style, Tayshia’s mystery man is a chef named Dorian, who is an entrepreneur and chef for a restaurant called KTCHN. He is “currently on tour” in France, where Tayshia is vacationing. Tayshia’s recent Instagram stories during her trip to France show her elated, smiling ear to ear. Former Bachelorette Tayshia dedicated an entire post to her travels in Corsica, though none of the photographs include Dorian. One photo shows what appears to be Tayshia at dinner with another place setting across from her. Fans are speculating that this whole trip is a soft launch of her new rumored man and are glad she isn’t dating someone from Bachelor Nation.
Tayshia Adams saved The Bachelorette season 16, even if she didn’t end up in a lasting relationship with Zac. Viewers still love everything Tayshia, and some were hoping for a Zac reconciliation. Tayshia, for her part, seems ready to try something new from across the world and looks beyond happy with her decision. Whoever she chooses to be with, every Bachelor Nation fan wishes nothing but happiness for the season 16 lead.