Needing some space? Clare Crawley and Dale Moss are having “serious issues” amid split rumors, according to Us Weekly. The pair got engaged in summer 2020 during season 16 of The Bachelorette, but they haven’t been seeing eye-to-eye.
“They are mainly in disagreement over lifestyle preferences,” a source told E! News on Tuesday, January 19. “Dale wants to be in a lively city and focus on his career, and Clare is rooted in Sacramento to help care for her mom. It’s been very tense recently between them.”
Life & Style broke the news in July 2020 that Clare, 39, and Dale, 32, got engaged on the ABC dating show within the first two weeks of filming her season at La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs. The hairstylist “told producers she no longer wanted to participate in the show” because she had “already fallen in love” with the athlete, insiders told Life & Styleat the time. ABC subsequently called in Tayshia Adams to take over the season as the new leading lady.
Bachelor Nation watched Dale propose to Clare during the November 2020 episode. “From the moment I stepped out of the limo, this was special,” he said at the time. “I know without the shadow of a doubt that you would go to the end of the world for me and I’ve never had that. I’m so grateful for that. … All [my mother’s] ever wanted for me is someone who loves me unconditionally and who would be there for me no matter what. I know that I have that. And I love you.”
Clare, who previously competed on season 18 of The Bachelor, appeared on seasons 1 and 2 of Bachelor in Paradise and was briefly engaged to Bachelor Winter Games costar Benoit Beauséjour-Savard, happily accepted.
“I love you too. … The best is yet to come,” she gushed. “Put that ring on my finger, I’ve waited a lot of years for this!”
In January 2021, fans speculated that Clare and Dale were on the rocks after the former football player’s cousin shared a cryptic post about unfollowing the Sacramento, California, native via Instagram. That same week, the twosome shared several somber posts on the social media platform.
“Maybe I’m a hopeless romantic and I’m cheesy ’cause I’ve been doing this for a long time, but I am of the belief that why not support them?” the longtime host said. “Right now, I know they are head over heels in love. I can tell you that. I haven’t seen anything to the contrary.”
Chris added the twosome “balance each other out,” shooting down speculation that Clare and Dale were on different pages about wanting babies during their post-filming interview with him, which also aired in November.
“Dale is very centered. I think he’s very calming. He’s a very chill guy and Claire is fiery,” he said. “She’s emotional. She’s impetuous in moments like that. She’s going to yell out ‘babies’ and be funny and goofy and embrace it. Dale’s that guy that’s like very relaxed.”
After Clare and Dale’s love story ended, Tayshia, 30, accepted a proposal from Zac Clark during the December 2020 finale.