'Bachelor in Paradise' Couple Tayshia Adams and John Paul Jones Split
By Jennifer Drysdale
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'Bachelor in Paradise': Tayshia Adams and John Paul Jones Split
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Tayshia Adams and John Paul Jones are going their separate ways.
The Bachelor in Paradise couple has broken up, Adams revealed on Instagram on Wednesday. The news comes six weeks after fans saw Adams and JPJ give things another shot on the BiP season six finale; she had previously broken up with him on the beach, but decided to try to get him back.
"I know you guys have been asking about John and I recently, and as much as I like to keep my personal life private, I realize you have all watched and been a part of our journey from the beginning. Therefore to stay true to that, I need to be open and honest with you in order to heal and move on," she began her post.
"John and I had something incredibly special. We fell for each other in Paradise, and everything was a whirlwind after that. When the show ended, I truly went back to Maryland to see if what we had was something we could build on without cameras, a production crew, and without feeling any pressure: to simply figure things out on our own terms. But the reality was, we were living on opposite coasts, and working insane schedules that made it impossible to see each other and build a life with each other," Adams explained.
"We truly did the best we could, but at this time have decided that what is best for the both of us is to go our separate ways," she concluded. "We are the best of friends and will continue to remain in each other’s life because regardless of the situation, we make each other happy??."
While speaking with ET at the Paradise finale taping, Adams explained why she was so smitten with JPJ -- and why she felt the need to chase him down in Maryland after breaking things off in Mexico.
"Every time I thought about Paradise or spoke about Paradise with my family and friends, I honestly could not stop smiling and grinning ear to ear because of this guy. So, at that point, I was just like, 'You know what? We have something really special,'" she explained.
"That doesn't happen all the time. Look at him. It doesn’t happen all the time," she repeated. "I just wanted to give it a chance on our terms."
JPJ admitted there were "a few nights of weeping" after Adams broke his heart. "Paradise was just the most emotionally traumatic experience I've ever been through, and that just kind of compounded everything," he shared. "I just tried to throw myself back into work and get over it as quickly as possible, but as soon as she walked in my front door [three weeks later], the chemistry just kind of rekindled things and we just went from there."
The financial analyst said he was still "absolutely" in love with Adams -- and saw her as his possible wife and mother of his kids -- but she was "taking it day by day." "I think we'll get there. But until then, I'm just happy with him right now," she said.
The pair strengthened their relationship through FaceTime, but earlier this month, JPJ moved to Los Angeles -- seemingly to be closer to Adams, who lives in Orange County, California.
Adams and JPJ's breakup comes as a source told ET that Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty's relationship has been "extremely rocky" post-engagement. See more on Bachelor in Paradise in the video below.