John Paul Jones and Tayshia Adams were fan favorites on their respective seasons of The Bachelorette and The Bachelor, so you can imagine fans’ excitement when they became a couple on Bachelor in Paradise. But their union wasn’t exactly drama-free. The two experienced conflict both together and apart (remember Jones’ feud with Derek Peth)? Adams and Jones’ time on Paradise ultimately ended with a breakup of sorts, but there’s still so much more to their story. Below, the two reality stars discuss the status of their relationship, the BiP group text, and what’s next for both of them.
Glamour: JPJ, you revealed tonight that there’s a Bachelor in Paradise group text chain. Is there anyone not on it?
Tayshia Adams: I think everybody’s on it.
John Paul Jones: I think most of the people that stayed around for more than one night are on it, simply because if you were on for more than one rose ceremony, you just had the chance to develop friendships, and some people were on for such a short period of time, they just didn’t have the time to connect with anyone.
Tayshia: Also, John Paul Jones is no longer in the group chat, because he left!
Why did you leave?
JPJ: So at the time I was in the group chat, I was just trying to get over Tayshia, and we were both in the group chat, and I just didn’t want anything to do with her.
Tayshia: Isn’t that so rude?
No, because it makes sense!
JPJ: Tayshia broke up with me, and the best way to get over someone is to just not interact with them everyday or be constantly reminded of them.
Tayshia: It’s true, it’s true.
So that’s why you left it?
And you haven’t rejoined it?
JPJ: Yeah, no, and honestly, I’m in a group chat with the Bachelorette guys, and I don’t really have the time to stay updated on everything that goes on.
But you’re still on the Paradise group chat, Tayshia?
Tayshia: I am, I am, but I put it on silent because it kind of goes off sometimes, but it’s good, it’s fun.
What do you guys talk about?
Tayshia: The honest truth is that it’s just a lot of love and support. We call some people out, like each other, like ‘haha, that’s funny, Jordan,’ but honestly it’s mostly us saying we love each other and are here for each other and support each other.
What are you guys most excited about for your future together?
Tayshia: We’re working through what any normal couple works through, just because we did have a little bit of time away doesn’t mean that we don’t still go through our ups and downs. We’re just trying to navigate it as best we could, and I think that because we no longer have the cameras and all that stuff, we’re very open and transparent because we learned how to be really vulnerable and honest being on the show. I might be a little more vocal than maybe I should be at some times, but I’d rather him know where I’m coming from, and vice-versa.
JPJ: Right. Yeah, and I think Tayshia made the mature decision to end things on Paradise because it eliminated a lot of unnecessary pressure that may have come if we rushed into something, so I think we can let time kind of decide how this will play out.