The pair met offscreen and dated for seven months before splitting in April 2019. The former Bachelor contestant from Nick Viall‘s season seemed like a great match for Becca Kufrin’s ex, but it looks like they just couldn’t make it work. Clay is trying his luck at romance again with Fernanda, and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for the best. Keep scrolling to see why Clay and Angela split!
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Done for Good
He and Angela reportedly called things off in March 2019 but didn’t confirm their split until a month later. Fans had started getting suspicious since the last photo the athlete posted of the reality babe had been in February.
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Not *That* Serious?
Clay made a surprising confession to Nicole about his prior relationship with Angela. “In my whole last relationship, I never said I love you,” he expressed. “I never said it, no. I care about her a lot and stuff. But I mean, to me, that is a really strong word. If I love you, you’re my wife.”
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Or, Was It?
Angela unexpectedly joined the season 6 cast, which put a huge strain on her ex’s romance with Nicole. The model gave her version of events and claimed she and the football player had been picking out their children’s names and talking about marriage before Clay dumped her seemingly out of the blue.
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It Was a Good Run
The duo had been dating for seven months and spent a lot of time in Clay’s hometown of Chicago.
In October 2018, Angela appeared on Ashley Iaconetti and Ben Higgins‘ Almost Famous podcast and dished that she and the football player were thinking of moving in together.
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Her Next Steps
“I’m still in South Carolina, but before Paradise, I was maybe gonna move to Nashville, and that’s still kind of the plan. But I don’t know,” Angela said during the October 1 episode.
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The Sky Is the Limit
She continued, “We’re talking, there’s been some things that we’re talking about. … It’s great because our schedules are super flexible right now, so it’s kind of like anything is a possibility at this point.”
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See Where His Career Goes
Ashley pointed out that Clay could go anywhere as an NFL free agent. Angela explained, “If he gets picked up, then I can kind of go wherever he gets picked up or whatever.”
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Stars Were Aligning …
The Bachelor alum noted, “So it’s kind of a perfect time. Like, I feel like timing is always very important in a relationship, and I feel like the timing is right for us right now.”
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… But Didn’t Quite Connect
Obviously, things just weren’t working for the couple like they used to be.
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His Head Is Still in the Game
Clay is still a free agent but told NJ.com in March that he’s not ready to retire quite yet. “I still have a passion for the game … It’s what I love. I wake up in the morning and that’s what I want to do,” he said.
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Going Back to Her Original Plan?
Angela has a talent agency listed in Tennessee on her Instagram bio so it seems like she may be trying to make the dream of moving to Nashville a reality.
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These two obviously made a gorgeous pair but something must’ve not clicked between them.