"The second I got to Sacramento, checked my phone and I had a message from a guy," she told Chris Harrison. "It was from a guy who just cared if I was OK." Turns out Benoît Beauséjour-Savard followed up on his favorite lady — and before long he was popping the question in front of the live studio audience.
"The first day I met you I didn't believe in love at first sight," he said. "You're the strongest woman I've ever met in my entire life. I know you've been through a lot and there's going to be issues everywhere... I want to be beside you because we'll be a lot stronger together. You never give up on love and this is the best thing about you and I will never give up on you."
He added in French, "I love you and I want to spend the rest of my days with you," before finally asking, "Clare will you marry me?"
If you recall, Clare was in a messy love triangle that recently imploded on the reality dating competition. The Canadian cutie quickly fell for the California native (who joked about being pregnant in one of their first conversations on Winter Games) but it wasn't long before model Christian Rauch, who is basically a German Juan Pablo, confessed to having a crush on Clare too.
"Being in a love triangle was something that I thought would never happen on any of the shows, so it was definitely something new for me, and I didn't expect really any guy to be interested in me," she told Entertainment Tonight. "I felt like I was going to be the old lady in the group… It was a pleasant surprise… I'm a very private person, so I think in the public eye, it appears I've just been doing no dating [these last few years off-camera], but as a matter of fact, I've had some pretty serious relationships… but I'm not one to settle."
And she finally found the one — and the Neil Lane sparkler to match! Brilliant Earth's Kathryn Money tells Life & Style exclusively that Clare's ring is a "timeless silhouette" that "features an on-trend oval-shaped diamond set in a diamond halo with diamond side stone accents." She added, "We estimate that the center diamond likely weighs between 2-2.5 carats with approximately 0.5-1 carats in the halo and band, for an estimated 2.5-3.5 total carat weight." The cost: Kathryn predicts the sparkler averages between $25,000 - $45,000. Congrats to the happy couple!
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