June 28, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Becca Tilley stated her and Hayley Kiyoko’s family members knew about their relationship lengthy earlier than they went public with their romance final month
  • The “Bachelor” alum shared that she felt like a weight was lifted off her shoulders after their announcement
  • Tilley stated she’s grateful to everybody who knew they have been relationship however allow them to announce it on their very own time

Becca Tilley is grateful for the “overwhelming” help she’s obtained after going public together with her relationship with Hayley Kiyoko.

Whereas chatting with Leisure Tonight throughout the launch of pal JoJo Fletcher’s CupShe swimsuit line this week, Tilley stated the burden’s been lifted off her shoulders after confirming her relationship with the singer final month.

“Now we have had an open relationship with everybody round us, it simply was not open on social media and publicly,” Tilley informed ET. “It is made me really feel so mild. And I did not understand how mild I might really feel. It has been so nice; a weight off the shoulders. And identical to having the help and love has been overwhelming in one of the best ways. I’m simply so grateful to everybody who knew they usually allow us to [announce] on our personal time.”

The “Bachelor” alum added that quite a few individuals have since reached out to her and informed her they may “relate” to her expertise. She realized that going public together with her relationship with Kiyoko was “a lot greater than me.”

Tilley admitted that she had fears concerning the response to their relationship, however after seeing all of the love and help, she felt that she had the “alternative to be somebody who can assist different individuals going via the identical factor.” She additionally took this as a possibility to “inform a love story that possibly individuals have not seen earlier than.”

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In the meantime, Fletcher, who just lately tied the knot with Jordan Rodgers, grew emotional whereas discussing Tilley’s relationship.

“I like that my greatest good friend will get to have that love and that she lastly will get to really feel supported in that,” the “Bachelorette” alum stated.

“There’s nothing that makes me, and I get emotional when serious about it, she is such an exquisite human being and there’s nothing that makes me happier than seeing her get to share that love that we get to see on daily basis between her and Hayley,” Fletcher informed ET. “They’re so stunning collectively.”

Final month, Tilley confirmed her relationship with Kiyoko on Instagram after the latter dropped the official music video of her single “For The Women,” which featured the previous actuality star.

Within the video, the singer performs a “Bachelorette”-esque lead in a queer model of the present, giving a nod to Tilley’s stint on “The Bachelor.” It ended with Kiyoko giving her ultimate rose to Tilley and them sharing a kiss.

In her submit, Tilley confirmed that she and Kiyoko have been relationship for 4 years. She additionally thanked everybody for his or her help, particularly those that already knew about their relationship however “gave us the time and area to do it in our personal time.

“The magnitude of that alone will not be misplaced on me. I’m so grateful,” she wrote.

“The Bachelor” star Becca Tilley attended the Nylon x Dream Hollywood Aprés Ski celebration on Jan. 21, 2017, in Park Metropolis, Utah. Photograph: Joe Scarnici/Getty Photos for Nylon

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