Spill the tea! Bachelorette star Clare Crawley seemingly tells someone, “I’m so falling in love with you,” in the latest promo video for the reality dating show. However, it looks like there are a lot of ups and downs before her happily ever after.
“The drama this early is a little bit crazy,” the Sacramento native, 39, said in a private interview at the beginning of the latest teaser, which dropped on Monday, September 14.
“Congratulations, you’ve just blown up The Bachelorette,” host Chris Harrison later told Clare.
Watching the former Bachelor contestant drop the L-bomb during the season, which is usually a no-no for season leads, comes amid her engagement to contestant Dale Moss, but it’s still unclear who she was speaking to in the clip.
Life & Style exclusively broke the news on July 30 that the leading lady threatened to quit season 16 because she had already “fallen in love” with the South Dakota native, 31, just 12 days into filming. Talks among production said they were engaged shortly after.
Although the latest promo did not show Tayshia, 30, or the swap out, it did tease that fans have been begging for “clarity” on the situation. Unfortunately, the video said Bachelor Nation doesn’t yet have the “clearance” to know what’s going down.
While viewers eagerly await watching two Bachelorettes, Clare is already proving to an amazing leading lady. During a tension-filled moment, a contestant said, “I’m not done yet.” Clare snapped back, “You are done. Get out of here!”
Dale can also be seen in the video as Clare leans in to give him a steamy kiss while he’s blindfolded. While an insider exclusively told Life & Style that the reality couple’s spark could have been “love at first sight,” it’s been clear from the beginning that the hairstylist knows what she wants.
Filming was originally supposed to begin in March but was postponed until July amid the coronavirus pandemic. During the hiatus, Clare confessed to scoping out her men prior to the season during an appearance on “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast with Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin.
“You can kind of tell people’s lifestyles like from Instagram Stories, and I see some that I’m like, ‘That’s not really my vibe,’ and others where I look at them and I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s hot. I can’t wait to meet that guy. I hope he’s on the season,’” she explained at the time.
We’re so excited to watch Clare’s journey to find love unfold!