Bachelor Nation Drama in 2021: Colton Underwood and Tayshia Adams battle over Fantasy Suite claims
by Jaskiran Kaur | Thu, 16 Dec 2021 16:36:49 GMT
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The Bachelor Nation has had loads of drama through the years, but this year was exceptionally interesting. With a few fiances calling off their engagements, others having a tough time with their contestants, and more, the Bachelor is specifically not having a great time. 

Just recently, Colton Underwood was dragged underwater by Tayshia Adams and their fantasy suite date drama. The drama was previously joined by Ben Higgins and Nick Viall, who tried unveiling the details about him coming out as gay and who contacted him amidst the statements. 

“I don’t know if this was in his book, which I haven’t read, or on his show, which I haven’t seen, but obviously, everyone in Bachelor Nation talks,” said Becca Kufrin on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast that aired on Wednesday, December 15, this year. She added, “He had said, you know, he went in that night with you, kept his sweatpants, sweatshirt on. You guys talked, and that was really it, and I think he said he, like, felt bad or something.”

However, Tayshia Adams, aged 31, who was one of three final contestants on Underwood's Bachelor Nation season 23 of The Bachelor, has a different retelling of experiences. The star told Becca, aged 31, who also happened to have led the season 14 of The Bachelorette, that the former athlete has been "extremely rude."

“He ‘felt very bad for me.’ … Don’t make me seem like this, like, pity case, like, he felt so bad for me,” she added. “Anyway, I’m not the only person you should be feeling bad for — there were other women that were trying to fall in love with you, and they were really putting their hearts out on the line. So, if you feel bad for me in that regard? Then, sure. But no, Colton Underwood did actually not sleep in sweats and a sweatshirt that night.”

Apparently, as Colton had put it in his book The First Time that he released in 2020, he had added that he did not "sleep at night" as she spent his overnight date with Adams. He also added that he just “laid down next to her in my sweatpants and a long-sleeved shirt.” 

And then, he repeats the same story of having "slept in sweatpants and a sweatshirt" in his Netflix series Coming Out Colton as he did not want to leave Adama with "the wrong impression." And then, talking on board of the "Call Her Daddy" podcast Wednesday, the star ate his own words as he talked with the show host Alex Cooper. 

But Adams maintained, “He actually slept in boxers that night because it was so hot in Portugal, the door was wide open, and it was raining outside, and we were trying to get air ventilation, it was so hot and sticky. So there’s actually no way he would have been in sweats and a sweatshirt.” 

Continuing, she said, “I don’t know. And honestly, it makes me so sad. It’s just like, at the end of the day, we did have really good conversations, and we ended on a good page. I don’t think there’s any ill will or nothing that happened for us to not even be friends.”

Hence, the made-up story just does not make sense. As Adams put it: “So for you to make up this elaborate story that you slept on the other side of the bed, you had to sleep with sweats and sweatshirt on because you felt so bad and didn’t want me to think anything was going to happen, it’s just, I don’t know what you’re trying to cover, and I don’t know why you’re dragging me down for something that’s not even true. It’s absolutely not true. I have no reason to lie. Why the hell would I lie?”

Kufrin agreed that it could be his "care about that image" that he wanted to maintain. Ben Higgins also added, “I know of multiple people that did, including myself, including friends of mine that reached out to him. I don’t know why he’s saying that. I just don’t get it. … I mean, I sent him a book.” He added during the  “Almost Famous” podcast, “I just don’t understand this stuff sometimes. Are you just trying to make everyone else look bad?”

Bachelor Nation has been previously criticized for its lack of diversity and a strong male, white, heterosexual point of view. Luckily enough, this year, the show finally brought a black woman lead for The Bachelorette, starring Michelle Young, along with its first Black executive producer. 

Michelle Young is the third Black woman lead in the dating show; Credits: Page Six

Talking of the magnificent change, Alicia Holloway said, “Everybody who did write the statement is a powerful woman of color that wanted change. Not only did they want to change, they demanded change. And I think we got it.” “All we can really hope is that it’s a step for the franchise in the right direction,” added the former Bachelor Nation alum.