'The Bachelorette' 2020 Finale: Why did Tayshia Adams choose Ben over Ivan? Fans say she's 'off her rocker'
Tayshia sent fan-favorite Ivan home after Ben Smith returned to the show to confess his love for her, but furious fans are calling her out
Tayshia Adams was left with Ivan Hall and Zac Clark as her final two suitors on Monday's finale episode. Brendan had left the resort knowing that he wasn't ready to give his whole heart to Tayshia. He was self-aware and before things got to a point of no return, he came clean about how he truly felt and even though Tayshia was sad that it happened, it also brought relief. Brendan showed true strength as he spoke his heart out but Ben Smith, another favorite of Tayshia, had failed to do so. He failed to tell her that he loved her. In response to this, Tayshia sent him home because she didn't want to spend any more time and energy getting Ben to open up to her.
Ben decided to come back once again, right before Tayshia was gearing up to make a choice between Ivan and Zac, and confessed his love to her. Tayshia then invited him to the rose ceremony, not giving him any confirmations or any hint about his fate with her. She now had to make the decision between Ivan, Zac and Ben, and like everyone had been predicting since hometown dates, she ended up pulling Ivan to the side and told him that she's sending him home. She reasoned out saying that their religious values don't align and that will be a cause of concern later on.
Fans watching the episode couldn't believe she was sending Ivan home over someone who was scared to tell her that he loved her. "Ben over Ivan? Tayshia is off her rocker. #TheBachelorette," wrote a fan. "How the hell is Tayshia gonna bring Ivan all the way to the end just to send him home... she could’ve done that a while back.. and how was it fair to bring ben back. #TheBachelorette," wrote another. "Wait, Tayshia you were so sure you were taking Ivan home to meet your parents. Ben shows up and all of a sudden the deal breaker is religion? Girl please! #TheBachelorette," tweeted another fan. "Did Tayshia just pull a random reason out of her ass to send Ivan home and keep Ben?! I’m actually pissed tbh. #TheBachelorette," wrote another fan.
Ben over Ivan? Tayshia is off her rocker. #TheBachelorette— Rebecca Perry (@Rebecca_Perry) December 23, 2020
how the hell is tayshia gonna bring ivan all the way to the end just to send him home... she could’ve done that a while back.. and how was it fair to bring ben back.. #TheBachelorette— chanté (@skorrpioo) December 23, 2020
Wait, Tayshia you were so sure you were taking Ivan home to meet your parents. Ben shows up and all of a sudden the deal breaker is religion? Girl please! #TheBachelorette— Michl B (@Slimmasjm) December 23, 2020
Did Tayshia just pull a random reason out of her ass to send Ivan home and keep Ben?! I’m actually pissed tbh. #TheBachelorette— Tomiwa. (@its_TOMIWA) December 23, 2020
For the uninitiated, Caila Quinn from Ben Higgins' season of 'The Bachelor' reached out to Ivan Hall to learn why he was dumped and to know more about his religious beliefs, the ones that were not aligning with Tayshia. He replied saying, "She only wants to date a Christian and I am not religious. I am open to and have dated any religion."