Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic Taylor Nolan
Bachelor Nation alum Taylor Nolan is opening up about her love life after the show.
Nolan, a therapist, joined Chris Harrison on Monday night as part of the franchise’s The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever!, and shared with the host that she’s explored “poly-type relationships” since she and Peth broke up in 2018.
“Pretty single and safely mingling,” she told Harrison of her current relationship status. “It’s been a really interesting last kind of two and a half-ish years of experimenting, of exploring kind of what kind of a relationship I want to be in.”
“I’ve definitely kind of experimented more with poly-type relationships,” she said. Polyamory is a relationship that involves more than one partner.
“And love doesn’t have to present itself in this fairy tale, heterosexual, non-monogamous dynamic. Like, it can look many different ways… If you’re hot, you’re hot.”
Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images Derek Peth, Taylor Nolan
“Trans people are hot, non-binary people are hot, men are hot, women are hot. Like, it’s a full spectrum of attractiveness,” she said.
Nolan shared with Harrison that it was tough to look back on Viall’s season — but she was ultimately proud of the way she handled herself.
“I watched it back for the first time since it aired, and that was, I thought, going to be really, really hard,” she said. “But it was kind of a bit of a mindf—, because I was being attacked that I was a bully while I was actually being bullied.”
“Looking back, I think I was a pretty easy target. I was pretty easy to manipulate and finally at the two-on-one, I think I cracked, and I finally snapped back and stood up for myself and was like… ‘I’m not going to take this anymore.’ So watching that back, I was like, ‘You go, girl!'”
After recording her interview with Harrison, Nolan shared a selfie on Instagram, saying in the caption that she “stood my ground and showed up authentically in a space where I was small, shrunk myself, filtered myself, was triggered and didn’t feel safe.”
“I was actually smiling, I know it’s a rare sighting of me on this show, but it only happened cause I was really really really committed to being the whole of who I am today,” she wrote. “To be honest, speak my truth, and to take the risk of being vulnerable.”
Nolan continued: “It’s 4 yrs later and while I’m certainly stronger and more comfortable in my being now than I was then…I’m still always learning. Learning and figuring out what it is to be in and create a relationship that is monogamous or consensually non-monogamous or monogamish.”
“Learning to be embracing and accepting of experiencing sexual attraction to people when I think they’re hot, and not just limiting attraction based on gender (but yes I do still love me a good beard lol). Learning to be a constant student of life, where I’ll be wrong and I’ll be right and I’ll struggle and I’ll grow….cause that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?”