Entertainment TV Tayshia Adams Experienced 'Hard' Times with Fiancé Zac Clark While Filming Katie Thurston's Season The Bachelor Nation couple got engaged on Tayshia Adams season last year By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 6, 2021 07:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email After finding love on The Bachelorette, Tayshia Adams and her fiancé Zac Clark's relationship has endured hardships. During an appearance on The Ben and Ashley I. Almost Famous podcast Thursday, Adams, 30, revealed how being away from Clark, 37, as she filmed Katie Thurston's Bachelorette season impacted them. "I think after that, it was kinda like we need to remember why we were with each other," she said. "And I think that that's absolutely normal. ... It's hard to be in a new relationship and then kind of go away for a couple of weeks, you know what I mean? And this is me being real and honest." Adams continued, "People don't need to need to know our story, but like, I think people need to know that even when two people are heavily in love, you still go through things. Like, okay, we need to remember where we came from." Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Zac Clark Remembers Leaving for The Bachelorette 1 Year Ago: 'Shooters Shoot, Glad I Shot' The reality star said that they later "reminisced" and "figured out why we got in this in the first place." While away from Clark, Adams was "so excited" to support Thurston, 30, throughout her own season. And yet, Adams struggled being away from Clark. "For me, I'm not going to lie, because it was so close to, like, my season, I feel like I kinda was in my feels a lot of the journey. I would even text Zac and be like, 'I'm thinking of us through this thing.' 'I'm thinking of how you kind of stressed out, like, [with me] going on a date or how I was feeling,'" she said. "It was tough for me, I was crying a lot." Adams and Clark got engaged during the finale of her Bachelorette season last year. She moved to New York City to be with Clark, but they have continued to spend time in her native California. Will you accept this rose? Sign up for PEOPLE's free weekly Bachelor Nation newsletter to get the latest news on The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and everything in between. Adams gave an update on how the pair are doing during an On Air with Ryan Seacrest appearance Thursday. "We're doing so well, thank you," she said to host Ryan Seacrest. "It's been so fun living in New York City. And, you know, with the world finally kind of opening up a little bit to where we can go out to dinner and go on dates and stuff like that, New York life, it's actually giving Orange County/L.A. a run for its money."