Brendan Morais Has 'Certain Regrets' About His Split from Tayshia Adams
Brendan Morais recently stopped by former Bachelor Nick Viall’s “Viall Files” podcast to discuss his abrupt exit from “The Bachelorette.” As Bachelor Nation witnessed last week, the handsome commercial roofer eliminated himself from the show due to his fears over a potential proposal.
According to Brendan, he has “certain regrets” about breaking things off early with Tayshia Adams.
“With the benefit of hindsight, I definitely ask myself, ‘What if?’ all the time,” he said. “And even talking to my family, they’re like, ‘Tayshia had every quality that you could imagine looking for in a wife.’ Physically, she’s obviously very beautiful and we definitely had that emotional, physical connection that I certainly felt in the moment — and seems to be undeniable watching it back.”
Brendan explained that he wishes he would have been more vulnerable during his discussions with Tayshia, especially since their time together was limited. “I definitely have certain regrets,” he said, adding that their relationship might have worked out “if I opened up a little more and I allowed that beautiful love story to come to fruition.”
As viewers will recall, Tayshia picked Brendan to go on her first one-on-one date of the season. The pair immediately bonded over their shared experiences of being married and divorced at a young age. But toward the end of their final date — which included engagement ring shopping and a meeting with longtime “Bachelorette” jeweler Neil Lane — an emotional Brendan admitted to Tayshia that he wasn’t ready to become a husband again.
“No question about it, I self-sabotaged the situation,” Brendan told Nick. “I’ve been divorced for three years now or so, and it was a really, really hard time for me. There were definitely a lot of moments where [I thought], ‘Am I ever going to get married again? Am I ever going to fall in love again and give someone my heart?’”
Although Brendan divulged to Nick that his breakup with Tayshia “still makes [him] sad,” the Massachusetts native said that he believes she is meant to be with Zac Clark. (The “Bachelorette” finale ended with an engagement between the Season 16 lead and the addiction specialist, who recently moved in together in New York City.)
“What makes me feel a little bit better about the situation is [that] I feel like what was meant to happen happened, watching Zac and Tayshia back,” Brendan said of the couple’s onscreen love story. “I would have never wanted to go into an engagement with any doubt whatsoever, never mind some of the glaring doubt and concern that I had going into the Fantasy Suite portion of the whole journey, and just knowing how in love Zac was with Tayshia and seeing the mutual love they had for each other.”
He added, “I probably couldn’t live with myself knowing that she may have missed out on the opportunity of falling madly in love with this guy who completely loves her in every way. For that I’m grateful and feel like it played out how it was meant to be.”