Now that Tayshia Adams and Zac Clark’s love story has ended, they’re each looking forward to writing new chapters.
“As time went on, it became more evident that Tayshia and Zac weren’t going to work out,” a source exclusively told Page Six of the pair, who called it quits nearly one year after their engagement aired on Season 16 of “The Bachelorette.”
“They have very different plans for the future. It’s sad, but also a relief for both of them to finally accept that they aren’t a good match,” the insider continued.
“Her star is rising so fast and he isn’t completely comfortable with the limelight.”
After Clark’s proposal to Adams, 31, played out on ABC’s juggernaut reality dating franchise in December 2020, she relocated from the West Coast to move into her final rose recipient’s Manhattan pad. Adams has since gotten a place of her own in the Big Apple, where she plans to stay put.
“She loves New York and it’s always been her dream to live there,” a second source noted.
Shortly after settling in the city, though, the Bachelor Nation star — a former phlebotomist who is now pursuing a career in entertainment — was hired to co-host back-to-back seasons of “The Bachelorette.” The gig involved spending extended periods away on location in New Mexico and her native California.
Meanwhile, Clark frequently traveled for business opportunities related to Release Recovery, his company that includes addiction treatment centers and transitional living facilities in New York.
The first source told us that the distance “took a toll” on the relationship.
“When they would see each other, it started to become clear to both Tayshia and Zac that it wasn’t meant to be. They really just grew apart, even more so over the last few months,” the insider said.
“But there is hope that they can remain friends.”
Speculation of a split began after Adams was spotted without her Neil Lane engagement ring while walking the carpet solo at the New York “House of Gucci” premiere on Nov. 16. She added fuel to the fire this weekend after “liking” an Instagram post from @thegoodquote that read, “Finally I realized that I was never asking for too much. I was just asking for the wrong person.”
A rep for Adams confirmed to Page Six on Monday that the “Click Bait” podcast co-host and Clark “are no longer a couple.”
The 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 now-ex-fiancé for “running with [her] every step of the way.”
In a post of his own, Clark — a dedicated runner — gushed over Adams’ performance, writing, “The world is a better place today [than] it was yesterday because of you … KEEP GOING.”
Though all appeared good at 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’ rep and Clark were not immediately available for additional comment.