Ivan Reflects on Powerful 1-on-1 with Bachelorette Tayshia: 'It Was a Little Bit Nerve-Racking'
Ivan Hall stopped by Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin’s “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast to discuss his experience competing for Tayshia Adams’ heart on “The Bachelorette.”
During his chat, the handsome aeronautical engineer opened up about the powerful one-on-one date he had with Tayshia earlier this season. As Bachelor Nation will recall, Ivan opened up about the relationship he shares with his younger brother, Gabriel — and how he helped raise Gabriel’s daughter while her dad recently served time in prison.
“I knew I wanted to share the story with my brother because in this short amount of time, you really have to explain and show the person that you truly are,” Ivan told Rachel and Becca. “And to do that for me, I had to tell the story of my brother. That shaped me in more ways than pretty much anything in my life. So, I felt like I really needed to do that.”
Later on in their date, Ivan and Tayshia spoke candidly about embracing their biracial identities and the impact of this year’s Black Lives Matter protests — which were a direct response to the murder of George Floyd and unceasing police brutality against people of color.
“It was a little bit nerve-racking because some of my best friends honestly don’t even know my younger brother was in prison because I keep a lot of that in,” Ivan said of his emotional discussion with Tayshia.
He added, “So, it was a little bit nerve-racking, but it was definitely something I wanted to share. And I knew I had to share for Tayhsia to understand kind of who I am a little bit.”
On last night’s episode of “The Bachelorette,” Ivan won a spot among Tayshia’s top three after an incredible Hometown Date, during which Gabriel made a surprise appearance that moved the couple to tears.
Speaking with Rachel and Becca, Ivan acknowledged his instant chemistry with Tayshia and revealed why he believes they were able to develop a deep connection.
“We’re both biracial. We have Black dads, and both our moms are immigrants. Her mom’s from Mexico. My mom’s from the Philippines,” he said. “And we did speak about that as well. That was another thing we could connect on, how we relate to both cultures.”
Watch part of Ivan’s interview in the videos above — and don’t forget to subscribe to “Bachelor Happy Hour” on Apple Podcasts.