Fans won’t catch Ivan HallFind love on the beaches Paradise — for a good reason. The BacheloretteAlum only opened up to to Us WeeklyHis college girlfriend was interested in reconnecting with him after his time on ABC.
“We actually go way back. I met her in college. She went to a different school than me,” Hall recalled on Us Weekly‘s “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast, explaining that he went to Texas Tech while his girlfriend went to the University of Texas. “We dated a little bit, then spent some time apart. She went to medical school. I moved to Florida to get an engineering job. In the fall of 2013, she received her first residency. [job]. She’s an anesthesiologist. She was first employed in Dallas in 2005. [we]From then on, we started to reconnect. I always believed that it could work out for the long-term. We are a very good match from the same area.”
Fans met Hall on Clare Crawley‘s season of The BacheloretteIt was then transformed into Tayshia Adams‘ journey for love.
“I definitely grew strong feelings for [Tayshia],” the engineer told Us. “It is a very unique situation that I’ve never gone through at all before. So I tried to process everything. [after I was eliminated]. I definitely liked her a lot.”
Hall told Us that he “rationalized” their split “pretty quickly” as they broke up over religious differences.
“I’m just not religious. I just don’t affiliate with anything. And that’s just how I am,” he explained. “I get it. Everybody wants to marry whomever they want. I just totally went with that and that’s what I stuck with. So it was pretty quick for me to get over it, to be honest.”
His current girlfriend, meanwhile, he’s “known forever.”
“She’s a good person. I’m very happy that we’re together now,” he gushed. “Things kind of just randomly work out. Who would’ve thought I would’ve taken this detour in life, going on The BacheloretteAnd my Florida job and all that stuff. She then randomly finds a job at Dallas and lives close to me. It all works out in the end. I’m very happy right now.”
When it comes to his “detours,” Hall noted that his love watched The Bachelorette, but didn’t tune into season 7 of BiP.
“I don’t think she watched too much of Paradise. I think she knows some of the highlights, but, like, she didn’t really watch the entire thing,” he explained.
He concluded: “My girlfriend is such an amazing catch. We grew up in the same region, so we kinda know each other a little. And the fact she’s just so driven as an anesthesiologist is great. We just get along.”