The Truth About Tayshia Adams And Zac Clark's Engagement

The 20th season of The Bachelorette was like no other. Due to COVID-19 issues, they weren't able to film at the iconic Bachelor mansion. Instead, producers opted to move the entire cast and crew south to La Quinta. That's when Clare Crawley made her appearance; at 38, Clare became the oldest Bachelorette in franchise history, but she made series history in more ways than one. After only a few weeks, Clare declared she'd found her one, Dale Moss, and the two departed the show to live their happily ever after, mid-season. Enter Tayshia Adams, a fan favorite from The Bachelor who was called in to finish out the season. 

Despite the rocky start and the weird circumstances surrounding 2020, Tayshia managed to find love. In December 2020, on the season finale, Tayshia accepted Zac Clark's proposal after a confusing split with Ivan Hall. Not that it matters, because Tayshia claims she ended up exactly where she was supposed to: with Zac, and the two reportedly couldn't be happier. Read on for all the details about the engagement and what's next for the couple.

Tayshia and Zac are excited about the future

According to Tayshia Adams, she knew something was different about Zac Clark the first time she laid eyes on him. "There was something I couldn't put my finger on. He had a mystery to him that I wanted to get to know more about," Tayshia told People following the season finale. "And him having the coin for me to throw in the fountain on the first night was simple and thoughtful. He tugged on my heartstrings with that!"

Zac felt just as drawn to Tayshia. "When she walked in the room, oh my God, the physical attraction was immediate," he told the outlet. "And in our first interaction, I knew she was special." So special that within a few weeks, he was ready to propose. Zac asked Tayshia to marry him with a 3.25-carat diamond ring and she, of course, said yes.

Now that the season has wrapped and they've gotten the proposal out of the way, Zac and Tayshia are ready to jump headfirst into the rest of their lives, starting with Tayshia's move to New York City to be with Zac. "We're going to get comfortable," Zac told People. "And I'm going to date the heck out of her!"

Tayshia, meanwhile, is counting her blessings. "I can't wait to experience life with him by my side," she added. "It's been a really hard year for everyone, including myself. But I'm so happy that I ended it with so much love." Here's wishing the happy couple all the best. 

Where will Tayshia Adams and Zac Clark spend the holidays?

So what's life-after-Bachelorette like for Tayshia Adams And Zac Clark? Although there wasn't an After the Final Rose special offering fans more sweet details, it can be inferred the lovebirds are moving ahead at full speed. "Christmas, New Year's...we're going to be East," Zac said during a Dec. 23, 2020, episode of the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast, confirming they'll spend a lot of time enjoying New York City, where he has an apartment.

As for Tayshia's place in Los Angeles, Calif.?  "I'll still have my place in California so we'll be bicoastal, but that's the plan!" Tayshia explained to PeopleAdditionally signaling the East Coast life might be for them, Zac told the Bachelor Happy Hour co-hosts that there's "no return flight yet." He explained, "We're just going to play it by ear." 

Outside of living arrangements, the two have a lot to look forward to relationship-wise. Zac gushed, "I'm excited to date her and do some things that we would do in a typical relationship." To which Tayshia chimed in, "Just date me." Aw! Zac also revealed that he's "so excited" to meet Tayshia's friends. Tayshia agreed, sharing, "That's gonna be huge, and vice-versa for me." 

Tayshia and Zac are not rushing the wedding

What's in store for Tayshia Adams and Zac Clark, wedding-wise? It seems the church bells aren't chiming just yet, as the pair are in no rush to tie the knot. "I want a big wedding when the day does come. She might think differently, she's gonna get what she wants," Zac said with a grin during an appearance on Good Morning America on Dec. 23, 2020. "The beautiful thing is all the reasons I fell in love with her on the show remain true today just in our daily life." Tayshia added that "sneaking around" in public while wearing face masks has made their sudden celebrity a "tad bit easier." Zac joked, "Cheers to Masks." Ha!

Another reason they've moved to New York City? Zac Adams is an addiction recovery specialist whose recovery center, Release Recovery, is located there. "Zac has such a big heart and his line of work is just helping people," Adams, who is a former phlebotomist, told People. "That's why I got into the medical field, because I truly do enjoy helping people. If I could help in any part with [the recovery center], that's a good partner to have by your side, working together to help others."

Clearly, these two have a lot going for them. Here's to Tayshia and Zac!