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'The Bachelorette' on ABC? Who is Tyler Norris? Rio Grande native bags hometown date with Rachel Recchia

Tyler Norris, an Italian stallion, took Rachel Recchia on a stroll along the coast
Tyler Norris is a contestant on 'The Bachelorette' (Instagram/tylerjnorris9)
Tyler Norris is a contestant on 'The Bachelorette' (Instagram/tylerjnorris9)

Rachel Recchia and co-lead Gabby Windey's quest to find love is just getting started, but many fans are already wondering which boys will be going on hometown dates. Her love life is taking off as she meets Tyler Norris on a hometown date.

During Season 19 of 'The Bachelorette,' Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey are both hunting for love, and spoilers are surfacing. Most of the guys that competed for the final roses have returned home and are back on social media, and some have disclosed fascinating details. One of Rachel's alleged final four returned to Instagram right away, and he made what some may call a revealing gesture in his comeback. Here's what we know so far.


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Who is Tyler Norris?

Tyler is an Italian stallion hunting for the love of his life, according to his ABC profile. He isn't scared to be extravagant and says he wants the type of relationship that is so profound that others will think it's only seen in movies. Tyler's ideal girlfriend is fun, dependable, open-minded, and eager to meet his great and loving family. He's looking for somebody who will be vulnerable with him and upfront about her thoughts; no surprises, please. Tyler is the type of man who will give it his all if the spark is there.

Tyler keeps his Instagram closely guarded with under 100 posts at the moment, but according to The Philadelphia Inquirer, his LinkedIn shows that he runs Spirit Ball, a business on the Wildwoods Boardwalk. He appears to be putting his Cabrini University business management degree to good use! Tyler is 25 years old and from Rio Grande, New Jersey, according to He worked at the Wildwoods' Boardwalk Games from May 2016 until September 2018, according to his LinkedIn profile. He has also held positions as a construction worker, a Sports Surfaces supervisor/director, and a fitness teacher, as well as in Enterprise Rent-A-management Car's trainee program.

Tyler returned to social media on May 17 with three photographs posted on his Instagram profile. His social media following is still relatively small at the time of writing, but it will undoubtedly grow rapidly once 'The Bachelorette' begins.

Tyler wrote, “He was (NOT) a sk8ter boyy @laureemcc saw the fall it was not chillll." He was sitting on a skateboard on the shore in the first shot. In all three images, he was shirtless and tanned, but the second revealed an injury he incurred in his fall. He had scratched up his elbow, but it did not appear like he would be out of commission for long. Lauren McCallion was the person he tagged as his buddy on the skateboard expedition. Her Instagram account is private, but she commented on Tyler's picture with "quick flex." It's possible she is Tyler's Platonic buddy, but 'The Bachelorette' viewers are sure to believe that if he had earned Rachel's final rose, he would not have tagged any girl in his first post back.


Is Tyler Norris one of the top contenders on 'The Bachelorette?'

Since key elements of the show only apply to those who survive the first rounds of elimination, filming for the ABC series frequently provides some spoilers about which candidates are likely to survive the longest. It was revealed back in March that Tyler Norris, of Rio Grande in Cape May County, was one of the suitors for co-bachelorettes Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey. Both were finalists on the most recent season of 'The Bachelor,' and were eliminated by divisive personality Clayton Echard. There's reason to assume that Norris, a Wildwood Catholic grad, will have a genuine chance with Recchia on 'The Bachelorette.'

Norris and Recchia were joined on the Boardwalk by film teams and had a unique experience at Morey's Pier, which would ordinarily have been closed on the day the photos were taken. The Wildwood Video Archive uploaded footage of the duo on the boardwalk and stated that the area was marked with caution tape to enable uninterrupted shooting. Reality Steve, the series' most dedicated blogger, shared footage of Norris and Recchia roaming the boardwalk and playing games together. The duo was spotted at Morey's Pier's The Hot Spot, where they rode bumper cars and ate funnel cake. According to Ben Rose, the director of marketing for the Greater Wildwoods Convention and Visitors Bureau, the temperature was a little chillier than usual while the Wildwoods' Boardwalk is open, thus Rachel's trench coat. The July 11 start of 'The Bachelorette' is a little later than usual, and the Wildwood clip is unlikely to appear until late August or early September.


Will Tyler make it through the hometowns, or will Rachel abandon him in the cold, devastated, and alone on the boardwalk? We'll have to wait and see. 'The Bachelorette' Season 19 starts on ABC on Monday, July 11 at 8 pm ET.