'The Bachelor Winter Games' spoilers: Who gets engaged on 'World Tells All' reunion special?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/19/2018
The Bachelor Winter Games will apparently end with an engagement!
[Spoiler Warning: Please stop reading now if you'd like to be surprised by how The Bachelor Winter Games ends].
"Breaking News: There will be ICE on #TheBachelorWinterGames!! Who will be engaged? Watch it all play out next week!" the show's official Twitter account wrote on February 16 along with a photo of a woman's hand showcasing an oval diamond engagement ring.
A couple apparently got engaged during the Friday taping of The Bachelor Winter Games: World Tells All reunion special, which will air immediately following the show's February 22 finale.
Observant fans quickly speculated that Clare Crawley got engaged since the hand in the photograph features a silver pinky ring that the bachelorette has been photographed or filmed wearing on numerous occasions.
And afterwards, Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone confirmed the speculation.
"(SPOILER): Next week? How about right now. The previews are gonna make it seem like it's [Dean Unglert] & [Lesley Murphy] but it's not," Carbone tweeted in response to the Winter Games announcement.
Carbone claims that Clare did, in fact, get engaged to 31-year-old French Canadian bachelor, Benoit Beausejour-Savard, during the reunion taping!
In the latest episode of The Bachelor Winter Games, Clare chose to break up with Benoit -- who previously competed on Season 1 of The Bachelorette Canada -- because she had stronger feelings for the handsome Christian Rauch, a 34-year-old who competed on The Bachelorette's Switzerland and Germany editions.
Benoit from Montreal left the series completely brokenhearted, but Carbone says he and Clare, 36, reunited once filming wrapped in Vermont and began dating in the real world.
"(SPOILER): For those having a hard time grasping this, you do realize that Winter Games ended filming 2 months ago right? Benoit & Clare obviously patched things up and had been talking, & then he proposed tonight during the taping which airs this Thursday right after the finale," Carbone tweeted.
Clare got her start on The Bachelor franchise when she appeared on Juan Pablo Galavis' season and finished as the runner-up. She then looked for love -- unsuccessfully -- on both Bachelor in Paradise 1 and 2.
Going into The Bachelor Winter Games, Benoit revealed that his "best case scenario" would be finding a woman with whom he could "fall in love."
Clare found herself in a bit of a love triangle on The Bachelor Winter Games between Benoit and Christian. After trying to get to know them both, she decided that she lacked chemistry and passion with Benoit despite previously sharing a couple of kisses with him.
Benoit was surprisingly devastated considering his romance with Clare seemed shallow and brief.
"Honestly, I wish I had more of a feeling because you're such a catch. But I can only follow my heart... You and I are not on the same page," Clare told the bachelor during the latest episode.
"You're such a wonderful person, you have a shining personality. Whenever you were doing skating or cross country skiing, you had that beautiful smile on your face," Benoit told her.
"Are two people ever on the same page? Does it ever work out like that?" Clare asked in the episode.
"That's a good question," he replied.
Benoit then told Clare in tears that he was going to pack his bags because he had no desire to connect with another woman at the resort.
"I would love to have many interests, but I don't. There's only you, and I told you this the other night," Benoit said, later adding that she wished Clare had asked him to stay.
When Clare walked Benoit out of The Hermitage Club in Vermont, she hugged him goodbye and he could be heard whispering, "I love you so much."
From that point on, Clare and Christian's relationship appeared to fizzle. They were shown getting into a couple of arguments and Clare even considered quitting the show, but the bachelorette ultimately decided to accept Christian's rose at the Rose Ceremony that followed Benoit's exit.
Clare hoped that she didn't make a mistake at the time because everyone on the show seemed to agree Benoit was a kind, genuine and caring man.