Southern Appeal’s Taylor Ann Inexperienced has a brand new man in her life — and he’s related to a Southern Hospitality star.
“I’m courting, so now I do know what I would like in life,” Taylor, 28, completely informed Us Weekly on Wednesday, October 11, revealing her boyfriend’s title is Gaston, “like Magnificence and the Beast.”
Taylor defined that Gaston is TJ Dinch’s present roommate. She additionally cleared up rumors, explaining that he’s not TJ’s former housemate Wilson Filogamo, who followers noticed on Southern Appeal as Naomie Olindo’s longtime homosexual BFF.
“They received it blended up together with his outdated roommate, who’s certainly one of [TJ’s] finest pals, certainly one of our actually good pals,” Taylor mentioned of Gaston being mistaken for Wilson within the press. “I used to be like, ‘Until he’s a closeted straight, I’m not courting Wilson.’ So, it’s TJ’s new roommate, they usually really began dwelling collectively some time again. However that’s how I met him.”
TJ, for his half, is a bartender at Leva Bonaparte’s Republic Backyard & Lounge which is the setting for the Southern Appeal spinoff, Southern Hospitality.
Taylor — who beforehand dated costar Shep Rose for 2 years earlier than their July 2022 break up — couldn’t assist however gush over her new boyfriend.
“He’s unbelievable. He’s nice,” she informed Us, noting that she and Gaston started “speaking” on the finish of July after which began hanging out.
Taylor recalled occurring an “unintended date” with Gaston that ultimately led to a full-blown romance. “We had been speculated to be going out to dinner with some pals, after which our good friend bailed, and so it was simply the 2 of us,” she mentioned. “And we had been like, ‘I’m oddly actually having fun with this. I didn’t assume I used to be going to, however right here we’re.’”
One factor led to a different, with Taylor confirming that the couple “made it official” a couple of month in the past. Whereas the romance remains to be considerably new, Taylor revealed that Gaston has “met the household already and all the things” and most of her pals know him.
Taylor famous that though Shep, 43, hasn’t been launched to Gaston, she is assured he shall be joyful she’s shifting ahead. “He’s all the time wanting the perfect for everyone, truthfully. So I’m certain he’s going to be like, ‘I simply need you to be joyful.’ And that makes me joyful,” the truth star informed Us of her former flame.
Regardless of going through main backlash over her shut relationship with Austen Kroll earlier this 12 months, Taylor informed Us she’s “essentially the most assured” she’s ever felt in her new relationship. (Taylor and Austen, 36, denied their rumored hookup whereas filming the primary few episodes of season 9 of Southern Appeal. Nevertheless, Austen later confessed to Shep that they did “kiss” and Taylor vowed it was nothing greater than a “drunken second.”)
“He simply makes me really feel very assured,” Taylor gushed to Us about Gaston, sharing that she feels “just a little bit safer” on this connection.
She concluded: “I really feel very assured and safe in our relationship, so I don’t really feel like we’re each two separate folks. We do our separate issues and after we come collectively, it feels very pure and straightforward.”
Southern Appeal airs on Bravo Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi