Matt James may have successfully found love on The Bachelor, but his best friend Tyler Cameron is also in a very serious relationship. The former Bachelorette contestant sparked romance rumors earlier this year when he was spotted with influencer Camila Kendra in New York City. And although the couple has kept their relationship tightly under wraps, Cameron opened up about how “very in love” he is on Watch What Happens Live on July 27.
“She said ‘I love you’ and then I came later,” the 28-year-old reality star told host Andy Cohen. “It was at a moment of pure love, like, it just came out. You know what I mean? It was not the way I expected it, but it was beautiful.” The Bachelorette Season 15 alum also revealed that he “wanted to say it [earlier],” but he was afraid to take that step. “I knew I loved her,” he admitted.
When asked how they first met, Cameron revealed that he slid into Kendra’s DMs and they discovered that they were both from Florida. Soon enough, they went on “the best date” Tyler has ever been on. “We went to a restaurant, and we sat there, we just talked for hours,” he said. “We couldn’t even look at the menu, so I just told them, like, ‘Bring whatever.’ We just talked, hung out. We sat there for four hours. I had a great night.”
Although their first date was a success, the former reality contestant revealed that he and Kendra didn’t share their first kiss until the fifth date because she rejected him on the second. It’s unclear how many dates the duo went on before E! News first broke the news in January that they were spotted holding hands in New York. At the time, a source told the publication that they drove up from Florida together but were not yet an official couple.
“Tyler and Camila both live in Florida so they have kept in touch and made plans to see each other these last couple of months,” the source told E!. “They are both into each other but it’s a stretch to say she’s his girlfriend.” The insider added that the two were visiting Matt and staying in the apartment he and Cameron share.
Cameron was previously linked to model Elizabeth Turner in November, though a source claimed to E! News that it was “nothing serious.” By early December, reports surfaced that Cameron was dating another model named Ireland Borba. However, another source insisted to E! that Cameron was still single and had only hung out with Ireland with a group of friends. “He keeps in touch with several ladies, but it’s always casual,” the source said, noting that Cameron “isn’t looking for anything serious.”
Cameron also dated model Gigi Hadid in 2019 for about two months before amicably calling it quits. “It wasn’t like a bad breakup or anything like that,” he told People in October 2019. “It was just, we’re at different parts of our lives right now.” He continued to sing her praises amid her pregnancy with her first child — a baby girl she welcomed with partner Zayn Malik last September. “I am excited for her,” he said in an ESPN West Palm interview in May. “She is going to be an incredible mother.”
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