Becca Tilley, who competed on two seasons of The Bachelor, is in a relationship with Hayley Kiyoko, but she was nervous to tell to Bachelor Nation.
The Bachelor former contestant Becca Tilley has recently revealed that she had a lot of fear about revealing her relationship with singer Hayley Kiyoko to Bachelor Nation. Becca was a contestant on The Bachelor season 19 led by Chris Soules, where she was the runner-up. She later returned to compete for the heart of Ben Higgins on season 20, where she finished in fifth place. Becca also had a brief relationship with Robert Graham, who had competed on The Bachelorette season 9.
There have been rumors of a relationship between Becca and Hayley since 2018; however, the pair has not confirmed their relationship until recently. Hayley’s recent music video for her song For The Girls has raised speculation about the pair in particular. The video stars Kiyoko as the first lesbian Bachelorette and by the end of the video Becca approaches her during the final rose ceremony, which alternatively suggests that the two are a couple.
In a recent interview with Amazon Live, Becca admitted that she had feared officially revealing the relationship to Bachelor Nation. She said, “I think I had a certain image that people had of me, and I think there was a lot of fear and hesitancy specifically around the Bachelor fan base.” As many of Becca’s fans were familiar with her dating men while on The Bachelor, she was a bit nervous to reveal an exclusive relationship with a woman to them.
However, Becca had no reason to worry as Bachelor Nation happily welcomed news of the couple, and have been very supportive on social media. Becca added, “I honestly wish I had given them more credit because everyone has been so kind and supportive and loving.” Hayley, on the other hand, had been confident from the start that Bachelor Nation would be happy for Becca. She assured her that her fans just wanted her to find love, regardless of with what gender that was with, and she was right.
Becca is not the only member of The Bachelor franchise to go public with a same-sex relationship after their time on the show. In 2021, former lead of The Bachelor season 23 Colton Underwood came out as gay during an interview with Good Morning America. Demi Burnett, who had competed on Colton’s season, also came out as bisexual on Bachelor in Paradise season 6 when she became engaged to Kristian Haggerty. Both Colton and Demi were met with overwhelming support from Bachelor Nation, so it is no surprise that Becca and Haley were as well.
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Source: Amazon Live
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