Final rose worthy! Becca Tilley and Hayley Kiyoko kept their relationship a secret for years before confirming their romance.
Bachelor Nation caught up with Tilley on Chris Soules‘ season of The single person in 2015. The finalist returned to the ABC series to pursue Ben Higgin on season 20 of the show but was sent before his hometown dates. After her stint on the show, Tilley exited Bachelorette alum Robert Graham for several months from the end of 2016 to May 2017.
“My last relationship, he was everything I wrote down on paper. But there was something missing that I wasn’t able to write down on paper. It made me realize that when I meet someone, it will have nothing to do with my checklist that I have had all my life,” she said. We Weekly exclusively in August 2018. “Someone totally opposed to what I’ve ever thought.”
Later that year, Tilley confirmed she was off the market again – without naming names.
“I just think my relationship that I’m in is fair, I like it to be private and mine,” she explained to We in 2019 about keeping her romance offline. “I had a public relationship before and felt like a lot of people were involved, which I know is why they kind of watched me in the first place.”
While Tilley gave insight into her love life via her podcast, “Scrubbing In With Becca Tilley and Tanya Rad,” and revealed in February 2022 that she had been with her partner for nearly “four years,” she doesn’t did not confirm that Kiyoko was his girlfriend until the musician released a music video for “For The Girls” in May 2022.
“Not to go overboard, but with so many anti-LGBTQ+ bills being passed right now, it’s very hard to have hope for our community,” Kiyoko said. entertainment tonight at the time. “And so I wanted to create that for my fans, to be able to watch this video, to see people who look like them, to thrive, to be real and authentic themselves. And knowing that the legislation trying to take that away from us isn’t going to take away our existence, our worth, our truth, and our ability to find love. … I’m a huge Bachelor fan, so I’m really trying to celebrate the show and I think they’re going to love the surprise at the end, too.
In the video, Kiyoko channels her inner Bachelorette and Tilley is the latest suitor to arrive. At the release party, the two women confirmed their romance and sealed things with a kiss.
“Becca mentioned they’ve been together for four years and she’s just ready to share it,” an insider shared. We of the PDA moment, noting that they were “very happy” at the party. “It was Hayley’s night but it also became Becca’s night because she went public with the kiss.”
Scroll through the timeline of Tilley and Kiyoko’s relationship: