People.com Entertainment TV Tayshia Adams Gives Sweet Shout-Out to Fiancé Zac Clark as 'The Bachelorette' Wins at MTV Awards "God's timing is what's supposed to be," the former Bachelorette said as she accepted the award for best dating show 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 May 17, 2021 10:26 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kevin Mazur/getty Tayshia Adams is forever grateful to The Bachelorette for bringing her fiancé Zac Clark into her life. During the first-ever MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted ceremony on Monday, Adams accepted the award for best dating show on The Bachelorette's behalf. The long-running series beat out 90 Day Fiancé, Ex On The Beach, Love Is Blind and Ready to Love. In her speech, Adams took the opportunity to open up about her appreciation for the ABC reality series and Clark. MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED: The List of Winners "While I am the one up here accepting this award, honestly, this award goes to Bachelor Nation — all the people behind the camera, but also all the fans," Adams, 30, said. "My season was very unexpected the way that it all played out but also, at the same time, God's timing is what's supposed to be." Adams then made a sweet comment about her soon-to-be-husband. "I just want to thank everybody, especially my fiancé, Zac Clark, because I wouldn't be with him unless the show [never] happened. Also, everybody else in production, you guys are like my family," she added. Zac Clark and Tayshia Adams. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. The Bachelor in Paradise alum concluded her speech by saying, "Love wins." After Clare Crawley found love with contestant Dale Moss and chose to end her time early on The Bachelorette's 16th season last year, Adams stepped in as her replacement. The former phlebotomist fell in love with Clark, 37, and the pair got engaged during the show's season finale. Chris Harrison Not Returning to The Bachelorette Next Season, Tayshia Adams & Kaitlyn Bristowe to Co-Host Next up, Katie Thurston — who competed on Matt James' Bachelor season — will take on the role as Bachelorette. Fellow season 25 Bachelor contestant Michelle Young will follow after Thurston. MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted, hosted by comedian Nikki Glaser, aired on MTV.