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Rachel Lindsay Reacts To News Tayshia Adams Is The New ‘Bachelorette’

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By Jordan White

It’s official! Tayshia Adams, 29, is the new "Bachelorette.”

Rachel Lindsay who was the show’s first black “Bachelorette” just reacted to the news while speaking with Entertainment Tonight.

“When I stepped in as 'Bachelorette,' I wanted to pave a way for more diversity, for more people who look like me and who didn’t look like the typical lead,” she told the outlet. “So to see another Bachelorette of color, I’m thrilled.”

She continued, "I have been fighting for inclusion, and I’ve said before that Tayshia would be an excellent 'Bachelorette,' so I am more than happy to pass the torch."

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Tayshia Adams Is Replacing Clare Crawley

Tayshia Adams eating sushi.
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"I am so excited to see what she’s going to do, how she will represent herself and her journey to find love. Now she’s in the driver’s seat, and I’m excited to see her get this opportunity," Lindsay added.

Several outlets have confirmed Clare Crawley is leaving the show early, and Adams will be taking her place.

On Monday, rumors started swirling that Crawley was preparing to step away after falling in love with contestant, Dale Moss.

The Bachelor Alum reportedly started chatting with Moss before filming began, and the two are rumored to be engaged.

Clare Crawley Fell In Love With A Contestant

Clare Crawley wearing a bikini in the ocean.
Clare Crawley/Instagram

“There’s more to the story than just Clare falling for someone and not wanting to see what else could happen with other men,” a source told Daily Mail.

“One of her potential guys found a way to get in touch with her and they began talking. By the time filming officially began, they were basically already in love. It just became so obvious from her subsequent few dates that her heart wasn’t in it and she just wasn’t feeling it. Then she said she wanted out."

Tayshia Adams Appeared On Colton Underwood's Season Of 'The Bachelor'

Tayshia Adams taking a selfie outside in her car.
Tayshia Adams/Instagram

The producers were reportedly blindsided with Crawley's decision to leave. But thankfully, Adams was willing to participate.

"Tayshia was game and ready to go," a source told People. "What remains to be seen is if more men will be brought in now to give Tayshia a full roster of suitors."

Adams was a contestant on Colton Underwood’s season of “The Bachelor.” Underwood ended up sending Adams home so he could pursue Cassie Randolph.

She then appeared on “Bachelor in Paradise” where she briefly dated John Paul Jones.

Colton Underwood Tweeted His Support

Colton Underwood hiking with his dog.
Colton Underwood/Instagram

“I’m really happy and excited for her on this new journey,” Paul Jones told Us Weekly. “I hope she finds the love and happiness that she deserves.”

Underwood also showed his support by tweeting, “Congrats @TayshiaAdams — good luck and I hope you find yourself a better kisser.”

During the last season of “Bachelor in Paradise,” Adams hinted that Underwood wasn't a good kisser.

Even though Crawley's stint on “The Bachelorette" was short, fans will still see her short-lived journey, as well as Adams'.

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