Alexa, play “Brave New Girl” by Britney Spears.
Becca Tilley tearfully revealed that her girlfriend, Hayley Kiyoko, makes her really feel “brave” after the couple went public with their romance final week.
“So I was prepared for anything and everything, but I was not prepared for the amount of love and support that we got,” the Bachelor Nation alum, 33, mentioned on Monday’s episode of her podcast, “Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley & Tanya Rad.”
Her voice filled with emotion, Tilley expressed additional gratitude, “Hayley has really made me feel brave, and she was always like, ‘People love you and they want to see you happy.’ And I’m just so thankful for [our fans].”
The former actuality star and the pop singer confirmed their four-year relationship on Friday in a candy video montage posted to social media.
“Hard to say if this is a hard launch or soft launch, but it is a launch,” Tilley captioned an Instagram Reel.
The video featured footage of the pair dancing collectively, holding one another, occurring walks, sharing a couple of kisses and extra moments all through their relationship.
Kiyoko performed the “Bachelorette” lead in a lesbian tackle ABC’s hit relationship actuality present. After Kiyoko handed out roses to a number of “contestants,” Tilley shocked all of them when she stepped out of the limo and immediately shaped a reference to the recording artist.
Tilley has remained tight-lipped about her love life since leaving “The Bachelor” for a second time in 2016. She memorably competed for Chris Soules’ coronary heart in 2015 and positioned second behind Whitney Bischoff. Tilley returned one season later for an opportunity with “Bachelor” Ben Higgins, however was eradicated earlier than the pivotal Hometown Dates week.
All these years later, Tilley defined on “Scrubbing In” why she felt compelled to lastly let followers in on her love story with Kiyoko.
“I think it’s time,” she shared. “For four years, it’s been our relationship. Hayley and I never were secret, we were very much ourselves, we held hands in public… [but] I really made sure to make that distinction between ‘private’ and ‘secret.’”