Did Tyler and Rachel know each other prior to 'The Bachelorette' 2022? NJ resident reveals how he landed show
Tyler revealed that he had DMed Rachel expressing his interest in her, while she was still on Clayton Echard's season of 'The Bachelor'
WILDWOOD, NEW JERSEY: It's no secret that 'The Bachelorette' suitor Tyler Norris has his eyes only for Rachel Recchia. During the ongoing season 19 of the ABC dating show, Tyler politely put down Gabby Windey by explaining how he had a "strong connection" with Rachel and wanted to pursue it. Unlike Hayden Markowitz and Jacob, who insulted Gabby while rejecting her, Tyler's mature way of handling the situation with grace and respect instantly earned him brownie points from everybody.
Since then Tyler did everything in his power to show Rachel how serious he is about her, which eventually landed him a hometown date with the blonde-haired beauty. But unlike most of his peers on the dating show, Tyler didn't approach Rachel for the first time when he stepped out of the limousine on the first day. In fact, much before Rachel was announced as the new bachelorette alongside her best friend Gabby, Tyler shoot his shot, and as luck would have it that earned him a spot on the show. If you're wondering if Tyler already knew Rachel prior to the show and how he approached her, then keep reading.
Did Tyler and Rachel know each other prior to 'The Bachelorette' 2022?
During an appearance on Click Bait podcast, Tyler revealed that he had DMed Rachel while she was still on Clayton Echard's 'The Bachelor' season as one of the ladies hoping to become his wife. He said, "After the second episode [of Clayton’s season of The Bachelor], I was about two bottles of wine deep, and I’m watching the show, and I thought — since the day she got out of the limo, I thought Rachel was gorgeous." "I was just like, ‘Why don’t I just DM her on Instagram?’ So I DMed her after the second week, and I said, ‘Hey, if things don’t work out with Clayton and you ever end up as the Bachelorette, sign me up because I would love to pursue you.'” According to Cheat Sheet, a week later Tyler was reportedly asked to appear on 'The Bachelorette'!
So, don't be shy folks. If any of the contestants on 'The Bachelor Nation' catch your eye then slide into their DMs, who knows you might be the next Tyler and get your very own home town date!
'The Bachelorette' Season 19 airs on Mondays at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC.