On the Dec. 9 episode of The Bachelorette, Tayshia Adams told Zac Clark that she was cheated on in her previous relationship. "Essentially, that was like the main reason why my marriage ended," she told him. "I will not date a cheater." In response, her ex-husband Josh Bourelle opened up about his marriage to Tayshia Adams in a Dec. 10 interview on the Reality Steve Podcast — and, spoiler alert, he made some pretty heated claims.
Bourelle said he was, um, not a fan of how his ex-wife is portraying their relationship on TV. "While she was on The Bachelor, she did bring up the fact that the reason why our relationship failed, in her opinion, was that I had cheated," he said. "When that first happened, I said, 'Well, OK, I guess it's fine for her to say it one time.' But now it just continues to happen."
He continued, "Really, the only perception of me from the audience is that I am the guy who cheated on Tayshia. So, I mean, I feel like that's a slight injustice to me because there was a lot more to it than that."
He added that he's had to have several difficult conversations with friends, family, and even clients about his history of infidelity. He explained, "It's been a slight mar to my reputation because honestly, I don't think there needs to be a negative connotation about our relationship in the past."
Now, ready for some irony? He came blazing in hot with plenty of "negative connotations" about their marriage. Bourelle told Reality Steve that he had expressed his unhappiness to Adams multiple times during their relationship and suggested going to therapy together. He felt as though she was "coasting" and unwilling to fix what he thought was broken.
"I was not happy with our relationship," he shared. "I wasn't in a place where I was actually happy and what I look for in a relationship is a partner and I didn't feel like I had a partner. I also look for somebody that I want to raise kids with and honestly, I came to the conclusion that I didn't want to raise kids with her."
He also claimed that intimacy was "seriously lacking in our relationship." As if that wasn't enough, he also took shots at her work ethic, claiming that, while he was spending 12 hours a day on his roofing business, he "didn't really feel that reciprocated on her end in any way." (Elite Daily reached out to a rep for Adams for comment on Bourelle's claims, but didn't hear back in time for publication.)
Bourelle took a break from throwing shade at his ex to confirm that he did, in fact, cheat. He claimed it was a "single occurrence" and that it took place while Adams was out of town. He met the person he cheated with while out with some friend, and came clean to Adams shortly after the incident. "Eventually, because I did what I did, she wanted to put forth an effort and she did put forth an effort," he said, adding that they finally tried therapy until he came to the conclusion that he was no longer invested in their marriage and they ultimately split.
If it wasn't clear based on all of that, Bourelle thinks the split was definitely not just because he cheated. "We're humans," he told Reality Steve. "She made just as many mistakes, maybe even more mistakes than I did over the course of our relationship and it would be refreshing for her to actually own up to that a little bit."