During season 16 of The Bachelorette, Tayshia Adams thought she’d found lasting love with Zac Clark. They got engaged when she gave him her last rose and she moved from California to New York to start a life with him. The couple stayed together for about a year, but they split in November 2021. At the time, Adams said she was heartbroken, explaining, “We tried really hard and I still love him dearly. And I’m not sure what the future holds.” Clark and Adams remain separated, but a recent Instagram post and comment caught the attention of fans, who are wondering if the two still have deep feelings for each other.
Here’s what you need to know:
On June 15, Adams posted a series of photos to Instagram showing her enjoying the sand in Newport Beach, California. Wearing a blue bikini and sunglasses, she joked, “I’m out here looking for Kim and Pete right now… But also that the Newport sun shines differently.” Clay Harbour, a Bachelor Nation veteran, jokingly asked: “Back in Paradise?” while many of the “Bachelorette” stars’ followers commented that she looked stunning in her bikini.
“Nobody cares about Kim and Pete. You look beautiful girl!!” One commenter joked while another wrote that Adams is the “most stunning woman alive”. Fire emoji along with heart-eyed emoji were popping up frequently in the comments, and someone remarked, “Tayshia, you look like you’re loving life.” However, there was a bit of drama further down the comments section of Adams’ post that prompted a comment triggered by her ex-fiancé.
One person criticized Adams instead of praising her, and the note caused some drama. “I think you have to overcome yourself. Remember when you were dating @zwclark and weren’t constantly posting selfies and b**** and bikinis of you?” The poster continued, “Yeah come back to that darling @tayshia because no one cares how fancy you think you are. You’re still a girl from a reality show with a guy who cheated on you…” Several people backed down on this commenter, with people suggesting she was jealous, toxic and angry.
Then Clark commented while tagging the first commenter. “Congratulations!! You got me! My first and hopefully last clapback! Enough is enough,” his note began. “One of the problems with social media is that it gives people like you a voice and unjustified power. The truth “We see this shit, I see this shit. It’s hard to avoid and it’s just not pretty, especially when you have no idea what you’re talking about/when you just make up shit.” Tagged Handle in her first comment, suggesting she wanted to make sure he saw it.
Clark continued, “I can’t understand why you’re being mean for no reason, being nice is so much easier I promise.” The former “Bachelorette” winner then pointedly turned to his ex-fiancée. “So @tayshia f—- the noise and keep doing your thing. Wear the clothes you want to wear, capture the videos you want to capture, and keep shining. I know you and I know you’re a really good person.” Clark’s reply received a few likes as well as clapping or praising emoji responses, and it seemed like the original commenter backed off rather than snapped back. Adams completely stayed away from this back-and-forth, but she almost certainly appreciated her former boyfriend’s unequivocal support.