Tayshia Adams and more ‘Bachelor’ Alums Got $20K PPP Loans for Businesses

A number of prominent Bachelor Nation personalities – including Tayshia Adams, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham, and Colton Underwood – were among stars of the ABC franchise to get Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of more than $20K earmarked for small businesses during pandemic shutdown.

via: Page Six

Tayshia Adams, who co-led “The Bachelorette” with Clare Crawley in 2020, received a $20,833 bailout for her one-person LLC, Tayshia Adams Media, per ProPublica records.

Season 22 “Bachelor” Arie Luyendyk Jr. and his wife, Lauren Burnham, meanwhile, got $20,830 for their company, Instagram Husband, which they can perhaps use to start raising the twins they recently welcomed into their family.

“Bachelor” Season 23 star Colton Underwood got a PPP loan too, though his was only $11,355, according to ProPublica — and it went toward a good cause, his Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation, which provides support to children living with cystic fibrosis.

Crawley’s on-again beau, Dale Moss, was also granted a $20,833 loan, Vulture reported, but he did not receive the funds yet. It is unclear what kind of business the model runs.

“As a business owner, television and podcast host, and brand ambassador, Tayshia obtained a PPP Loan that enabled her to hire an employee, to whom she offers market-based pay and benefits,” Adams’ rep explained to Page Six. “Since exhausting the PPP Loan funds, but in light of the growing economy, Tayshia has committed to retaining her employee for the foreseeable future.”

The “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” alums weren’t the only stars to snag PPP loans.

Page Six reported that Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James company received a PPP loan between $350,000 and $1 million in July 2020 to help keep its 44 employees on payroll.

Dr. Phil McGraw’s production companies, meanwhile, received up to $7 million last summer.

And influencer Arielle Charnas — who gained notoriety for being able to get a coronavirus test at a time when they were not readily available to healthcare workers — received a loan of up to $350,000 for her fashion line, Something Navy.

A spokesperson for Something Navy exclusively told Page Six in July 2020, “Like many companies, the pandemic had a significant impact on our business, and we participated in the PPP to help protect the jobs of our employees. All of the money was used towards our payroll to avoid job or schedule reductions during the worst of the economic downturn caused by COVID-19 — what it was intended to do.

“We did not make this decision lightly, but after careful consideration of all our financial options, we believed that we had a responsibility to our staff to apply for this program to help us manage the financial realities of the current environment.”

Meanwhile, Maurice “Mo” Fayne from VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” allegedly received a whopping $2,045,800 from the government for his corporation, Flame Trucking, but he blew it on diamonds, a Rolex watch and child support, according to authorities.

Seems like everyone was getting that PPP money.

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