Rachel Lindsay Gives Tayshia & Zac Solid Post-'Bachelorette' Advice: 'Go Back to the Basics'
Following Tuesday night’s epic “Bachelorette” finale, Tayshia Adams and her winner, Zac Clark, stopped by the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast to discuss what’s next as they head into the new year an engaged couple.
After revealing plans to move in together in New York City, where Zac currently resides, the pair explained that they are excited to get to know each other better off camera.
“That’s really important to me. I said, ‘Just date me,’” Tayshia divulged to co-hosts Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin. “Obviously, we’re already engaged, so we kind of sped up the process a little bit. But now it’s the time.”
That’s when Rachel stepped in to offer solid advice about how to navigate a new relationship that developed with millions of eyes watching every week. Speaking from experience, the former Bachelorette recalled her own engagement to Bryan Abasolo, which took place at the end of Season 13 in 2017. (Rachel and the Miami-based chiropractor would later wed in August 2019.)
“We stepped away from the spotlight because it is tough when so many people [have opinions]. People were not happy,” she said, referencing a large — and loud — portion of viewers who had hoped she would choose runner-up Peter Kraus over Bryan.
“They were very negative about the fact that we chose each other in our finale,” the onetime attorney continued. “So, for us, it was important to go back to the basics, go home, be around family, and really get to know each other without anybody else giving their opinion.”
According to Rachel, fleeing the public eye “saved” her relationship with Bryan. “We didn’t really do anything grand. We did a couple of fun things, but we stayed out of the spotlight,” she said. “And I think that’s key. I really do.”
Tayshia appreciated Rachel’s words of wisdom. “I love that,” she responded, adding that she is grateful to have received her family’s blessing to head to the Big Apple with Zac. “I love that my family’s just being really supportive. They’re just like, ‘Please go, move, and do what you need to do.’”
Watch part of Tayshia and Zac’s “Bachelor Happy Hour” interview below — and don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts to hear more from Rachel and Becca.