Tayshia Adams and Zac Clark’s ‘Different Plans’ Lead to Separation
Now that Tayshia Adams and Zac Clark’s love story is over, they each can’t wait to write new chapters.
“Over time, it became more and more evident that Tayshia and Zac were not going to work out,” an exclusive source told Page Six of the couple, who decided to quit nearly a year after the airing of their engagement in season 16 of “The Bachelorette.
“They have very different plans for the future. It’s sad, but also a relief for the two to finally accept that they’re not a good game, ”the insider continued.
“His star is rising so fast and he’s not completely comfortable with the spotlight.”
After Clark’s proposal to Adams, 31, played out on ABC’s behemoth reality dating franchise in December 2020, she moved from the West Coast to move into the Manhattan pad of her latest recipient of roses. Adams has since secured a spot of her own in the Big Apple, where she plans to stay put.
“She loves New York and it has always been her dream to live there,” noted a second source.
Shortly after settling in the city, however, the Bachelor Nation star – a former phlebotomist who now pursues a career in entertainment – was hired to co-host consecutive seasons of “The Bachelorette.” The concert involved spending extended periods of time on location in New Mexico and his native California.
During this time, Clark frequently traveled for business opportunities related to Release Recovery, his company which includes addiction treatment centers and transitional facilities in New York City.
The first source told us that the distance “has taken its toll” on the relationship.
“When they saw each other it started to become clear to Tayshia and Zac that it wasn’t meant to be. They really broke up, even more over the past few months,” the insider said.
“But there is hope that they can remain friends.”
Speculation over a split began after Adams was spotted without her Neil Lane engagement ring as she walked the carpet solo at the “House of Gucci” New York premiere on November 16. She added fuel to the fire this weekend after “liking” an Instagram post from @thegoodquote that read, “Finally, I realized I never ask for too much. I was just asking for the wrong person.
A representative for Adams confirmed to Page Six on Monday that the podcast co-host “Click Bait” and Clark “are no longer in a relationship.”
News of Adams and Clark’s breakup came weeks after they ran the TCS New York City Marathon together. In a touching Instagram post, Adams thanked her ex-fiance for “running with [her] every step of the way. “
In an article to himself, Clark – a dedicated runner – raved about Adams’ performance, writing: “The world is a better place today. [than] it was yesterday because of you … CONTINUE.
While everything seemed fine by the time of the marathon, a separate source previously told us that the pressure of “navigating a public relationship” had become unbearable for both parties, “but in different ways.”
Adams and Clark’s rep were not immediately available for further comment.