During the teaser — which features Keke Palmer singing a cover of Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ — Crawley meets some of the contestants who are vying for her heart. “I have so much to share and so much to give and I want that with a man,” the hairstylist said. “I know what I’m looking for and I am so ready for this.”
But one person who was missing from the video clip? Tayshia Adams, who is the second lead for season 16. Filming of the reality show seemingly wrapped up in the past few days since Crawley returned to social media on August 30, where she danced along to ‘Palm Springs Summer’ by Cabana Ace while enjoying some fresh air. Chris Harrison also revealed he was back at his humble abode after sharing a snap of burgers on the grill along with a beer on Instagram. “Good to be home!” he wrote.
Crawley and Moss, 31, have made headlines ever since the two fell for each other after only 12 days of filming the series. Since production was halted in March due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the athlete and the blonde beauty chatted beforehand. “One of her potential guys found a way to get in touch with her and they began talking,” a source told PEOPLE. “By the time filming officially began, they were basically already in love. No one else stood a chance.”
In fact, Crawley made it known she did some research about the contestants on her season. “Obviously I googled them. What woman wouldn’t, are you kidding me?” she said in June on the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast. “I know how my Instagram is. It’s a piece of my life. … But there are some things where you can kind of tell people’s lifestyles from their Instagram stories, and I see some that are, like, not really my vibe, and others where I look at them and I’m, like, ‘Oh that’s hot. I can’t wait to meet that guy. I hope he’s on the season.'”
After the situation unfolded with Crawley, producers brought in Adams, 29. “Tayshia was game and ready to go,” the insider shared. “What remains to be seen is if more men will be brought in now to give Tayshia a full roster of suitors.”
The Bachelorette returns on ABC on Tuesday, October 13, at 8 p.m. ET.