Tayshia Adams had to say goodbye to Jason in her first episode as The Bachelorette (Picture: Getty)
Tayshia Adams’ worst fear came true during her days as The Bachelorette, following Clare Crawley’s shocking exit.
Most of the contestants were pleased to see the Bachelor Nation favorite enter the mansion in Clare’s place but one guy wasn’t able to shake off his feelings for Clare.
Jason was one of the few guys to enjoy a one-on-one date with Clare and he explained to his fellow contestants: ‘I came here not knowing what to expect. This journey led me down to feelings for a girl, and I think I fell in love with Care, and I unfortunately just can’t put my whole hart into Tayshia. … It’s not respectful for me to be here anymore.’
He then paid Tayshia a visit in her suite and told her about his decision: ‘It was so refreshing to have you come in the other night and I’m really happy you’re here, but I took this journey not knowing what to expect. I let my walls down, and I think I fell in love with Clare.
‘And unfortunately, she chose somebody else, and my feelings for her were real. And you deserve someone amazing, you deserve someone who is all in, and unfortunately, I can’t do this anymore.’
‘Well, number one, I want to thank you for coming over and saying all that,’ Tayshia replied. ‘But I just don’t want you to close off on other things because it didn’t work out with her. Because you could be passing up something else that’s great.’
She then admitted that men still having feelings for Clare was ‘one of my fears’ when she agreed to take over.
Clare left the season after getting engaged to Dale Moss (Picture: ABC/Getty Images)
Tayshia stated: ‘Knowing that Clare was previously with all of you, and I didn’t know if you all were going to be invested in a relationship with her when I came. So, this makes me sad that this is exactly what I was fearing.’
But Jason was quick to reassure her that the men remaining in the mansion would be all in as he said: ‘Those 19 guys don’t feel what I have. They’re here for you. You’re in good hands with one of those guys. So, I’m really sorry I can’t be here for you. It sucks. This is really hard.’
Speaking to the camera afterward, Tayshia stated: ‘That was a man who was working through his emotions. I was not expecting that at all. I’m being a little selfish, but I feel like he could have been a really good guy to get to know. It really sucks, to be honest. And it kind of makes me a little bit worried about the other guys.’
The Bachelorette airs Tuesdays on ABC in the US, while episodes are available to stream on hayu.
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