The whiplash is real! Bachelorette Clare Crawley and season 16 contestant Dale Moss have quite a complicated relationship timeline. In fact, the couple went from love at first sight to engaged to broken up to back together in less than a year’s time.
“Dale has been pretty secretive with friends when they’re asking if he’s back with Clare, but it’s obvious to everyone that they’re back together,” a source told Us Weekly on February 19. “They’re just figuring things out and enjoying spending time together.”
In summer 2020, Life & Style broke the news that Clare, 39, and Dale, 32, got engaged. The leading lady quit The Bachelorette after just 12 days of filming because she “had already fallen in love” with the model, a source exclusively told Life & Style at the time.
Fast forward to November 2020, and Bachelorette audiences finally got to see the former professional football player get down on one knee and ask the Bachelor in Paradise alum to marry him. Afterward, Tayshia Adams stepped in to take over for Clare — and it seemed she and Dale would go on to live happily ever after.
However, in January 2021, the South Dakota native announced their split. “I wanted to share with you all that Clare and I have decided to go our separate ways,” Dale wrote on Instagram at the time.
“We appreciate the love and support we’ve received from so many people, but this is the healthiest decision for both of us at this time. We strongly believe in leading with love and always remaining true to oneself — something our families have taught and instilled in us throughout our lives,” he added. “We only hope the best things for one another.”
Two days later, Clare broke her silence in a heartfelt Instagram post of her own. “I was made aware of a ‘mutual’ statement at the same time you all were, so I’ve needed some time to really digest this,” the longtime hairstylist wrote. “Speaking for myself, my intentions with this relationship have always been very clear, so the truth is I am crushed.” Clare went on to admit that her relationship with Dale wasn’t “perfect,” but that she was “genuinely invested” with all of her heart.
On February 9, the ABC personality unfollowed Dale on Instagram. That said, after being spotted together a week later, fans of the franchise had a feeling the former flames were giving things another shot!
While Clare and Dale have yet to explicitly confirm their relationship is back on, the blonde beauty appeared to be wearing her engagement ring in an Instagram post on February 21.
Scroll through the gallery below to see all the clues leading up to Clare Crawley and Dale Moss’ reconciliation.
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