Tayshia Adams and Zac Clark are now engaged, though it wasn’t the most dramatic season of “The Bachelorette”, but Season 16 was the most authentic by far…that’s if you’ve been following.
In part two of the finale, Tayshia did something remarkable which few leads had done in the past; Lean on her suitors during tough times, and let them carry her through the finish line. As a proposal came closer and closer, Tayshia’s worst fears, her previous divorce, couldn’t be ignored.
It was that moment of self-doubt that solidified Zac would be there for her, no matter what. I won’t lie, I cried during the proposal.
See exactly how Tayshia and Zac Clark ended up together on the finale of “The Bachelorette.”
Tayshia Adams has thought the second-to-last rose ceremony would be easy. She had two roses, one for Zac and one for Ivan. Suddenly, Ben, who she had sent home the week before, showed up to profess his undying love for her.
Tayshia being angry that Ben made the confession to her a little too late, allowed him to stay for the rose ceremony. And then they shared one of the most passionate kisses I’ve ever set my eyes on.
During the rose ceremony, Tayshia went straight to the point, pulling Ivan away from the other guys, telling him, “There are some things that kind of posed concern,” During their overnight date, they discussed religion, since Tayshia is Christian, and Ivan’s faith remained undisclosed, Tayshia realized it will be a bad idea living with him. Both Zac and Ben got roses, becoming the final two.
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Tayshia Adams’ dad, Desmond, her mom, Rosario, and brothers Brice and Desmond Jr. were present at Palm Springs to help her make the tough decision.
Desmond was surprised that Ben who was sent home later made a comeback. Over drinks, Ben joked about getting dumped by Tayshia, as Rosario made eyebrows. “I don’t want you to work so hard to have somebody on the same page as you,” Desmond told his daughter in a private chat.
Privately, Ben told Tayshia’s mom and dad how much he loves their daughter and why he would like to be in her life. “He really acknowledged where he messed up and how he could have done better,” Desmond said as if he was approving of en already.
Tayshia said, “I started to fall in love with Ben all over again.”
Zac also met the family and told Rosario that he’s in love with her daughter and that Tayshia loves him in return. He also revealed that he’s eager to start a family with her.
Zac has been married before just like Tayshia something he didn’t hide from Desmond. “I don’t want this to be a test, I don’t want you to wing it and see if you can make it work,” he told Zac. “Supporting each other through these tough times is what I look forward to,” Zac assured him.
After the meeting Desmond told cameras, “I like Zac, he’s a good man. Just to see another man be in love with my daughter, the way he expressed himself, made me be at ease,” while Rosario said, “Zac seems very honest and caring, the chemistry was actually something that I noticed.”
Tayshia’s dad stopped by her villa the next morning to offer some words of advice, “Frankly, I’m worried, I’ve seen you hurt before,” he told his daughter, referring to her divorce.
Both guys were perfectly fine, but rushing into an engagement wasn’t. “You could be making the biggest mistake of your life,” he warned, giving the producers a perfect sound clue.
What her father said to her became strong in her mind as Zac promised her he was ready to propose. The couple headed to dance class, where they learned a proper first dance for a wedding. She couldn’t shake her worries, but Zac helped her have some fun throughout the lesson.
At night, Tayshia let her anxieties loose. What if something changes and Zac doesn’t want her anymore? He assured her that no matter what, he’s not going anywhere.
On Ben’s path, “I know what my heart wants, and it’s not Ben,” she told the cameras, before they were supposed to go on their final date. Sitting down with him in his home, she told him that her heart is with somebody else.
Ben said, “I was excited to be back, I was really hopeful that we would be together. When you love somebody, you want them to be happy.” It was his second breakup with Tayshia, and no less devastating than the first. “I lost a really good thing,” he told the cameras. “Our life would have been so good.”
Zac chose an emerald cut Neil Lane ring to gift Tayshia. Even though she knew the man of her dreams was waiting for her with a ring, Tayshia started to have doubts, crying from excitement and nervousness. Chris Harrison left her off with a hug and an “I love you.”
As Zac approached the alter, Tayshia greeted him with a giggle. “The first conversation we ever had by our fountain, we talked about how everything happens for a reason. I came here because I was supposed to meet you, I came here because I was supposed to fall in love with you. Nothing has ever felt so right in my entire life. I love you Tayshia. We spoke of the importance of loyalty, and I will always be loyal to you,” Zac told her.
Tayshia responded in kind. “I know that I told you that I love you, but it’s more than that. It’s this wild, wild love that I’ve tried to come up with so many reasons to not believe, and you have truly made me believe that there doesn’t have to be flawed and that I deserve love with a man who won’t run away. I love you, Zac Clark.”
Tayshia was sobbing as Zac got down on one knee. She whispered a resounding ‘yes,’ before they collapsed into each other’s arms. It wasn’t official until Zac accepted the last rose from her. The two rode off into the sunset in a fake taxi cab, headed to New York City.