A Viral Fan Theory Sparked Rumors That Tayshia Adams' Ex-Husband Would Appear On "The Bachelorette" — And Tayshia Responded

    The tea is no longer hot.

    If you've been keeping up with The Bachelorette this season, then you already know that Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise alum Tayshia Adams is the new lead after Clare Crawley got engaged to contestant Dale Moss.

    Tayshia Adams as the new "Bachelorette"

    But with the beginning of Tayshia's journey came an interesting fan theory that made the Bach Nation believe there could be a surprise appearance from Tayshia's ex-husband, Josh Bourelle:

    In the TikTok video, user @bigmoodbayley pointed out a promo that the official Bachelorette Twitter account shared, which teased snippets of Tayshia's upcoming episodes this season.

    Tayshia's journey as #TheBachelorette begins TONIGHT at 8|7c on ABC! 🌹

    But, as the TikToker points out, the name "Josh Bourelle" — again, Tayshia's ex-husband — appears in the closed captions, which seemed to indicate he did the voiceover for the promo — and thus, might be appearing in some way this season.

    The TikToker asks, ""Why does her ex-husband have a voiceover on the preview for the rest of this season? Why is he on the show?"

    This fan theory, which gained over 2 million views, sparked rumors online about Josh potentially being on the show — but, yesterday, Tayshia took to Instagram to finally address it.

    "OK. Can we just talk about something for a second?" she began on her story. "Yes, I have been married, and yes, I am divorced. And yes, now I am The Bachelorette, and I am dating 20 men on ABC, every single week."

    Tayshia records a video on her Instagram story to address the rumors

    "So the fact that we are continuously talking about my past relationship that was I don’t know, three years ago, I don’t understand — I don't get it. He’s living his life. I’m living my life."

    Tayshia continues her story and adds a cheeky caption that says, "E News I'm talking to you" with a kissy face emoji

    "You have plenty of other people that have signed up to be researched and talked about. He never signed up for it. So why don’t we leave him alone and talk about something that actually matters?"

    PERIOD!!! She said!!!

    TikTok user @bigmoodbayley then uploaded a new video to talk about Tayshia's story: "I felt like I needed to say something because my TikTok started all of this."


    let’s respect Tayshia’s wishes please! #thebachelorette

    ♬ original sound - bayley

    "I have the upmost respect for Tayshia, and I never meant to do any harm with my original TikTok. It has totally spiraled out of control; it was just meant to be some fun speculation... Ultimately, the closed captions on that video don't really prove anything," she said. "These are real people's lives that we're talking about. I think it's for the best if we just let this rumor go for now and see what happens for ourselves."

    The TikToker in her latest video, addressing Tayshia's statement on Instagram

    You heard her! Tayshia has spoken, so move those rumors aside. We'll have to just wait and see everything this season actually brings — like everyone else!