Zac Clark, Tayshia Adams Had ‘Ups and Downs’ Since ‘The Bachelorette’

Growing pains. Zac Clark and Tayshia Adams have confronted cut up rumors greater than as soon as since The Bachelorette ended, and whereas he confessed it was not all the time clean crusing for them after their actuality romance aired, they caught it out amid the powerful occasions.

“Naturally, it’s for all the reasons that people say it shouldn’t work. Because it’s so quick and all that stuff. And I hear that. There’s also a lot of reasons why, for me, it does work,” the habit specialist, 37, completely informed Us Weekly on Thursday, April 8, whereas discussing the Goggins Challenge. “’Cause you put the cell phone down, there’s no distractions, your conversations are very, like, pointed and structured and you really give yourself — like, for me, I gave myself that opportunity to kind of really explore what love was and what this relationship could be.”

Tayshia Adams and Zac Clark. ABC/Craig Sjodin

Although the method labored throughout filming, Clark and Adams, 30, needed to make some changes in the actual world. “Coming out of that, I think we had a strong foundation, and then it’s about, like, digging in together and getting to know each other and understanding each other’s lives,” he defined. “We’re both passionate, driven, busy human beings. And with that, we need to remind ourselves to work each other into it and we’ve done [that]. So yeah, a couple months after, there was some ups and downs, of course, and, like, well-documented, but at the end of the day, it’s all good right now.”

The couple obtained engaged throughout the season 16 finale of The Bachelorette, which aired in December 2020. Since then, their relationship has confronted scrutiny from followers, however Clark has realized to tune out the noise.

“I know that at the end of the day, there’s our relationship, me and her, and then there’s everything else kind of around it. And if this isn’t solid, which it is, then this stuff can kind of work itself into it,” the philanthropist informed Us. “But it is solid. And at the end of the day, none of that other stuff really, truly matters. I think you need to be aware and I think you need to acknowledge that it could be difficult … but no, that’s why we have each other to support us through those difficult times or whatever it might be.”

Adams denied cut up rumors in March, insisting through her Instagram Story that “everything is good” between the truth stars. “Not gonna lie, I don’t like getting DMs putting this weird energy into the universe lol,” she wrote on the time. “I love that there’s so much love and support around our relationship but please don’t put unnecessary rumors/pressure on us.”

Clark informed Us on Thursday that he has solely discovered extra issues to like in regards to the Bachelor alum since wrapping the present. “[The] most surprising thing that I’ve learned about Tayshia since the show, she’s funny. I mean, she’s funny. She doesn’t think she makes me laugh, but I actually do. I laugh at her, and she just doesn’t know it,” he stated. “She loves sweets. She’ll try and pawn that off on me, but she definitely loves sweets. And she really cares. She really cares about other people, and she feels things, like, tremendously. And that’s something that I really appreciate about her.”

While Adams is filming season 17 of The Bachelorette alongside cohost Kaitlyn Bristowe, the entrepreneur has taken on a brand new mission: the Goggins Challenge. He will run 4 miles each 4 hours from Friday, April 9, by way of Sunday, April 11, in New York City to boost money for the Release Recovery Foundation, a nonprofit he cofounded that’s devoted to offering scholarships to people who are suffering from psychological sickness and substance abuse.

“We’re doing it all to raise awareness and money and build community around mental illness and addiction so that people can understand that there’s help available. And that this life is not a punishment,” Clark stated. “Personally, I went through some of my own, and it’s well-documented and well-publicized and it’s out there. So it’s not something that I shy away from. And for me, it’s the greatest thing that ever happened to me. And if I can be some type of representation of the life that is available to those who are currently struggling this weekend, then I’ve hit the jackpot.”

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi

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