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Bachelorette Tayshia Adams and Zac Clark’s Relationship Timeline: Photos


Coming up roses! Tayshia Adams’ journey on season 16 of The Bachelorette was unconventional from the start, but after meeting Zac Clark her love story became complete.

The California native stepped in as the lead on the ABC dating series after Clare Crawley found her person in suitor Dale Moss two weeks into filming. As her adventure began in November 2020, Adams stepped into the limelight meeting some of the men who previously competed for Crawley’s heart and a few new men.

Clark, who hails from New Jersey, was one of the contestants who stuck around after the hairstylist left the show, and as luck would have it, his instant connection with Adams proved to be the winning formula.

The pair hit it off during the former phlebotomist’s first group date, although he did not earn the first impression rose. By the time they made it to their first one-on-one date — which featured the pair pretending to be married while taking photos — the two’s connection was obvious to viewers.

Both the addiction specialist and Adams have been married before — her to Josh Bourelle and him to Jennifer Stanley- George — and bonded over their past relationships. When Clark revealed he is nine years drug-free after struggling with addiction and recovery after taking pain medication following a surgery to remove a brain tumor, the duo grew even closer.

After a few ups and downs on Adams’ end during the rest of the season, she ultimately chose Clark as her last man standing.

“There was one point in my life when I thought I would never get married, because of all the pain and the heartbreak I had been through, and I hit absolute rock bottom. And I know that I told you that I love you, but  … it’s more than that,” she told him during the show’s finale on December 22, 2020. “It’s this wild, wild love that I have tried to come up with so many reasons to not believe, and you have truly just made me believe there doesn’t need to be flaws, and that I deserve a love with a man that won’t run away. You’ve truly woken up my heart, and yes, it is real. I feel it too.”

Clark was quick to return the sentiment and asked Adams to marry him.

“I can’t picture another day, another moment without you in my life,” he said. “And if you’ll let me, I’m going to choose you right now. I’m going to choose you tomorrow morning. I’m going to choose you next week and next year. I’m going to choose you forever, because I love you.”

Adams said yes, replying, “You’re mine!”

Scroll down to relive Adams and Clark’s epic love story from the beginning until now.

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First Meeting

The pair met on the November 10, 2020, episode of The Bachelorette. While on her first group date, Adams hit it off with two men, one of whom was Clark. She learned more about during the afterparty portion of the date.

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One-on-One Magic

The couple’s first one-on-one date (which aired on December 1, 2020) seemingly foreshadowed their eventual engagement. The pair took wedding photos on their intimate afternoon, with Clark wearing numerous suits and Adams dressing up in ballgowns fit for a bride. The addiction specialist also opened up about his past with drugs during the date, and his openness earned him a rose.

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Hometown Hero

Clark swept Adams off her feet with his hometown date, which aired on December 15, 2020. He showed her what a day in New York City would be like for the two of them after she told him she had considered moving there. The pair even drove around in a cardboard taxi at the La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs, California.

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Swoon-Worthy Proposal

Although the couple had a rocky final date, as Adams’ fears about getting married again set in, she ultimately gave Clark the final rose of the season and said yes to his proposal during the December 22, 2020, episode. “The other night when we were talking, you spoke about this idea of someone choosing you, and I can’t picture another day, another moment without you in my life,” he said after getting down on one knee. “And if you’ll let me, I’m going to choose you right now. I’m going to choose you tomorrow morning. I’m going to choose you next week and next year. I’m going to choose you forever, because I love you.”

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Family’s Stamp of Approval

During the show’s finale, Adams’ dad expressed concerns for her getting engaged again after such a whirlwind romance, but she told Us Weekly exclusively that her dad’s tough love was the clarity she needed to say yes to Clark. “My dad, he always means, obviously, the best and he wants me just to be happy,” she told Us in December 2020. “And I feel like I just figured out what I wanted to do after that conversation. … I knew what I had to do after talking to him just because I want my family and the person I choose [to have] beside me to get along and I want it all just to work out.”

Clark, for his part, is also a fan of his future in-laws, telling Us, “They’re the best of all time. We had an opportunity to hang a little bit with them last night during the finale. And I’m just so grateful that they’re a part of my life. And it’s no mistake that Tayshia is a byproduct of that family because they’re just really good people.”

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New York Christmas

Adams told Us in December 2020 that the couple were going to be spending the holidays in New York, saying it is “going to be amazing.” The pair teased their trip via their Instagram Stories on December 23, before she tweeted on Christmas Eve, “NYC here we come!”

Courtesy Tayshia Adams/Instagram



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