Say it ain’t so! Bachelorette couple Clare Crawley and Dale Moss took the world by storm with their whirlwind romance in June 2020 — and Life & Style exclusively revealed their engagement by August. Now, after six months together, the couple’s relationship is officially over.
Dale confirmed they called it quits in a new statement shared on Tuesday, January 19. “I wanted to share with you all that Clare and I have decided to go our separate ways,” the South Dakota native wrote on Instagram. “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. We only hope the best things for one another. Please respect our privacy as we work through this together.”
It may not come as a surprise to fans considering Clare, 39, and Dale, 32, have been struggling with “serious issues” after season 16 came to an end, according to Us Weekly. They “have been fighting a lot recently.”
“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.”
Split rumors became a hot topic when the hairstylist and the former NFL star were staying with Dale’s cousin, who goes by Debo Mills on Instagram, in his home state of South Dakota on Wednesday, January 13. During the family time, eagle-eyed fans noticed Clare and Dale’s cousin had unfollowed each other on Instagram.
After the hangout, both the Bachelor in Paradise alum and the aspiring host started making seemingly somber Instagram Stories and grid posts. On Friday, January 15, Clare revealed she went to go visit her mother, Lilia, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia — but despite Clare’s mother’s illnesses, her parent could sense something was troubling her.
“She has good days and bad, just like we all do. Well today I couldn’t hide my hard day,” the former Bachelor contestant wrote on social media. “A mother always knows. Without saying a word, she reached in her pocket and pulled out this tissue and just squeezed my hand.”
The same day, Dale posted an Instagram Story of himself looking out of the window of a car. “New day …” he captioned the photo. On Saturday, January 16, the athlete posted photos of moving boxes. “Currently …” he captioned the photo before sharing a video where he revealed his aforementioned cousin bought him an air fryer to convince him to help with the move.
Additionally, Dale’s cousin shared a throwback photo on January 16 of himself with Clare and Dale that was taken by his mother, Robyn Moss — which really confused fans. Plus, the Bachelor Nation pair have refrained from posting videos and pictures featuring one another since their South Dakota trip.
Life & Style broke the news in June 2020 that Clare “threatened to quit” the ABC series after falling for Dale in the first 12 days of shooting. The dynamic duo got engaged during episode 4 of the reality show which aired in November 2020, after which Tayshia Adams stepped in to take over as the season 16 lead.
Keep scrolling to see all the clues that sparked rumors about Clare and Dale’s relationship issues!
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