Just when it seemed Season 16 of The Bachelorette couldn't get any more eventful, a second lead has finally taken Clare Crawley's spot. Tayshia Adams' Instagram about becoming the Bachelorette is proof this season is officially unlike any other. The 29-year-old confirmed on Nov. 5 she's taking over Clare Crawley's quest to find love after a very unusual, very dramatic turn of events.
In early August, a theory started circling that Clare found an immediate connection with contestant Dale Moss and wanted to leave the show. While that was all just a rumor for a while, as soon as Season 16 started, it was clear that's where her story was heading. Basically: Clare saw Dale. Clare said she felt like Dale could be her husband. Clare gave Dale her first impression rose. Clare fell in love with Dale. And now: Clare left the show with Dale.
Enter: Tayshia Adams.
Prior to Season 16 airing, there was a rumor that Tayshia would be taking over as the Bachelorette after Clare left mid-season. It wasn't until the Oct. 27 episode that a clip of her coming out of the water was shown, finally acknowledging that she would be part of the season. Still, despite it being pretty clear what was going on, it wasn't officially confirmed that Tayshia was the next Bachelorette.
But all that changed during the Nov. 5 episode. After Clare and Dale got engaged and peaced out, Chris Harrison brought in Tayshia, officially dubbing her the Season's new Bachelorette. And with that on-screen announcement came the real-time Instagram reveal, with Tayshia nodding to all the rumors while taking the throne as the series' newest lead.
Based on her short and sweet caption ("BLESSED✨") it's clear Tayshia is just as excited to finally announce her journey as fans are to see it unfold. As for what's going to happen next, fans will just have to wait and find out.
Season 16 of The Bachelorette continues with Tayshia as the lead (!) on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.