Tyler joined "E! News" for an Instagram Live session and explained what advice he gave to new Bachelor Matt James about relationships. He said, "I told him to just to be himself. 'Cause that’s what everyone loves. They all love Matt for who he is."
Tyler encouraged Matt to "just be yourself and nothing else," and if he does that, he'll "do just fine!"
The 27-year-old added, "Being the Bachelor and being the lead is a huge responsibility. Better him than me, for sure."
Tyler feels confident that Matt will be able to handle the more arduous aspects of being the Bachelor, including "telling a girl she’s not the one." Tyler lauded Matt for being "good at having those tough conversations."
Matt and Tyler were roommates in New York before they flew down to Florida to quarantine, and Tyler hopes he’ll still be able to see Matt while he’s filming "The Bachelor."
He joked on Instagram Live, "Hopefully I can bring him some food. I don’t know where he’s going to be traveling, but hopefully I can go bring him some good home cooking."
"You’re going to look for someone who resembles his mother. His mother is one of the sweetest ladies: very lovely, very willing to help and serve others in the community, and someone that’s ready to get on the ground and change the world," Tyler said. "That’s what Matt’s going to do — he’s going to change the world."
Matt has spoken at great length about his mom and some of the important lessons she taught him that he still follows today.
He said on "Good Morning America" after being announced as the Bachelor, "I’m looking for qualities that my mom embodies, and that’s selfless, honest, caring, compassionate, and those are qualities found in women all shapes, sizes, and races; it’s not a Black or white thing. I’m hoping when that limo pulls up, there’s a lot of diversity and I see every type of woman coming out of that limo."
Matt’s mom Patty apparently already has the "grandkid counter" going. As for how many kids she wants, Matt thinks "a basketball team" sounds just right.