Ivan Hall Reveals Where He Stands on Religion After Breakup with Tayshia Adams
Tayshia Adams surprised Bachelor Nation when she sent Ivan Hall home on part two of this week’s dramatic “Bachelorette” Season 16 finale. The pair hit a roadblock over religion in an off-camera exchange that occurred during their Fantasy Suite date.
“There are some things that kind of posed concern,” Tayshia — who is a practicing Christian — told the aeronautical engineer. “I wish I could say that there were a lot of red flags prior to this week, but there haven’t been. At the end of the day, religion is part of my morals and my beliefs.”
This, of course, left many fans to wonder what exactly Ivan told Tayshia about his relationship with God. In a new interview with former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe for her “Off the Vine” podcast, he explained how his and Tayshia’s discussion about the divine led to the demise of their relationship. (Tayshia ultimately handed her final rose to Zac Clark.)
According to Ivan, the topic of faith came up when talking about their thoughts on one day starting a family. The handsome Texas native said that he and Tayshia “dove into it” after she asked if he had plans to raise his kids with religion.
“I kind of explained to Tayshia, ‘Listen, I’m agnostic, and being agnostic is, a lot of people confuse it for being atheist, which is not what I am,’” Ivan told Kaitlyn. “Atheist is taking a hard stance that there is no God, and that’s not what I believe at all. It’s completely different things, but everybody confuses it. Agnostic is strictly saying, I don’t know, basically.”
Ivan said that his conversation with Tayshia became convoluted after he tried to describe agnosticism in greater detail for her.
“So it all gets kind of crazy and when we get into the details of things when she maybe starts asking me about like my beliefs about like, is there a heaven or is there a hell, that kind of stuff,” he continued. “I’m gonna be like, ‘Yeah, my answer’s gonna be different than yours. Because I’m gonna tell our kids, “I don’t know what there is,” and then you can tell the kids whatever you want, and you can take them to church.’ That’s completely fine with me.”
Ivan went on to say that he has dated women of varying faiths, adding that it has never been a problem in any of his past romantic partnerships. “You can have whatever religion you want. My main focus are the morals and values that you have, and that’s what I try to have,” he said. “I just try to have good morals and values. That’s what’s most important to me.”