Prior to the last month or so, Becca Tilley was known for her dual participation in The Bachelor, both with Chris Soules, where she placed second, and with Ben Higgins. Recently, however, Becca Tilley has made headlines for another reason: publicly declaring that she is dating singer Hayley Kiyoko.
While Bachelor Nation knew that Becca Tilley was in a private four-year relationship, most people had no idea that he was with another woman, which came as a shock to many.
Becca decided to come out. It was not an easy decision and involved a lot of fear and anxiety.
’The Bachelor’: Becca Tilley Talks About Coming Out.
When she decided to come out, Becca had some reservations, especially after an Australian newspaper bullied Rebel Wilson about it. After seeing this, Becca stated that while she was happy for Rebel, it made her even more afraid because she hated that Rebel lived in fear and received threats for showing her true self.
Becca revealed that before declaring herself to the world, she had two scenarios in mind: the worst and the best.
The worst scenario involved being bullied online and suffering terrible retaliation and criticism. She had seen and read the comments of other people who had come out publicly and was terrified that it could happen to her.
But what happened, realistically, was that once Becca came out, her followers and fans were extremely happy for her. This far exceeded the best-case scenario for Becca.
Becca decided to come out publicly before Pride month, and it was definitely planned that way. She wanted to be a platform for others and do something with the news she had given to the world. Because of her decision to come out, Becca knew that some of her brand contracts might go away, but she was also aware that many others might come to the fore.
After coming out, Becca wants to make sure that the brands she will be associated with from now on support the LGBTQ+ community, both in June during Pride month and in the other eleven months of the year.
Although it was difficult for Becca to announce her relationship with girlfriend Hayley and the fact that she is a lesbian, it may have been the best thing Becca ever did.