Bachelorette Spoilers: What happens on 'The Bachelorette' star Clare Crawley's season? Who did Clare pick as her winner and end up with? (SPOILERS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/12/2020
The Bachelorette spoilers reveal which bachelor Clare Crawley reportedly picked as her winner and ended up with and what happened on her "bizarre" and "unbelievably unexpected" sixteenth season.
[Bachelorette Spoilers Warning: This report includes spoilers that reveal what happens on Clare Crawley's 2020 season of The Bachelorette and will spoil who Clare picks as her winner and ends up with.]
"It was definitely a long anticipation for the first night," Clare told People in an early October interview.
"To see the men standing in a room and know that most of them have the same interests and goals as I do, it really was magical. They were all amazing. I could feel it in my bones!"
Clare sends seven bachelors home on Night 1
On the first night of filming, the bachelors pulled out all the stops to try to make a big impression on Clare, whether that meant arriving at the resort in Palm Springs, CA, in a Rolls Royce or a station wagon.
An attorney found Clare "guilty as charged" for looking beautiful in her gown and a former football star ripped through a "Your Future Husband" banner upon seeing the blonde beauty, according to ABC.
Another former athlete went as far as rocking a baby bump in homage to Clare's limo arrival on Juan Pablo Galavis's season of The Bachelor.
One suitor made an early impression when he wasn't supposed to, and one man apparently knocked Clare's socks off.
"Time stands still for Clare when one man steps out of the limousine, taking her breath away," ABC teased.
But that "powerful moment" was topped when Dale Moss, a 31-year-old model and former college basketball and football player from Brandon, SD, won Clare's coveted First Impression Rose, according to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone.
Clare believed her husband was among the 31 bachelors, but one man revealed a secret that pulled Clare's focus away from the group.
After a long cocktail party, Clare eliminated seven of her 31 bachelors on Night 1, according to Carbone's September 30 blog post, which left 23 guys in the running for her heart.
The seven men Clare reportedly ousted that first night included AJ Jalawan, a 28-year-old software salesman from Playa del Rey, CA; Chris Conran, a 27-year-old landscape design salesman from Salt Lake City, UT; and Jeremy Higgins, a 40-year-old banker from Washington, District of Columbia.
Clare also eliminated Jordan Manier, a 30-year-old cyber security engineer from Santa Monica, CA; Mike Tobin, a 38-year-old digital media adviser from Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Page Pressley, a 37-year-old chef from Austin, TX; and Robby Stahl, a 31-year-old insurance broker from Tampa, FL, according to Carbone.
Clare sends seven more bachelors home at the next two Rose Ceremonies
Over the course of the next two Rose Ceremonies -- the second and third Rose Ceremonies of Season 16 -- Clare reportedly sent home seven more guys.
Those seven men included Blake Monar, a 31-year-old male grooming specialist from Phoenix, AZ; Brandon Goss, a 28-year-old from Cleveland, OH; and Garin Flowers, a 34-year-old professor of journalism from North Hollywood, CA.
The following men were also reportedly denied roses from Clare: Jordan Chapman, a 26-year-old software account executive from New York City, NY; Tyler Smith, a 36-year-old music manager from Georgetown, TX; Yosef Aborady, a 30-year-old medical device salesman from Daphne, AL; and Zach Jackson, a 37-year-old cleaning service owner from St. George, UT.
According to Carbone, Clare was actually only a part of three Rose Ceremonies in total before she left the show.
Yosef was technically eliminated before a Rose Ceremony because he got into a heated spat with Clare about not being involved in one of the group dates, Carbone reported, adding that Yosef "sets a horrible example" this season.
Considering Yosef has a daughter, Carbone was particularly surprised by what he had heard.
"I'll be curious to see exactly what they show of his conversation with Clare (some of which we've seen in the promos), but I've been told it wasn't pretty," Carbone reported on September 30.
"He called her names and [was] all around rude to her, so she kicked him off the show."
Harrison even teased on Facebook recently that Yosef will be a controversial character this season, reportedly adding, "If something is on his mind, he's gonna say it."
Clare says she followed her gut and it didn't disappoint her
Although Carbone isn't certain, he believes Clare will only appear in four episodes this fall, before turning over the show to her The Bachelorette replacement, Tayshia Adams.
"There are good surprises," Clare toldPeople about what will unfold on her season. "And there is so much that happens that people don't even know about and I just can't wait for everyone to watch and see."
She added, "I'm a woman who really listens to my gut. And it didn't lead me astray."
The reason why Clare's time on The Bachelorette ended prematurely is reportedly because she fell in love with Dale Moss 12 days into filming and wanted to pursue a real relationship with him instead of continuing to date multiple men at once.
So how did Clare allegedly fall in love with Dale so quickly?
Clare previously admitted she had researched some of her 32 potential suitors who were announced back in March, before filming got postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
(A revised list of 42 bachelors was released by ABC in July, and then the final and official cast of 31 bachelors for Clare's The Bachelorette season was unveiled in late September).
"There were definitely a lot of emotions," Clare told People of her season being postponed. "It was stressful. But there were also honestly so many pros to it getting shutdown."
Given The Bachelorette didn't begin filming until mid-July, Clare had a total of four months to google some of the men and scan their social-media accounts, including Dale, who was one of 17 original cast members announced back in March to appear on Season 16 and date Clare.
"Clearly during that time, she fell for Dale," Carbone said of Clare, adding that Dale was her frontrunner on Season 16 from the moment he stepped out of a limo.
Clare reportedly didn't communicate with Dale before The Bachelorette began filming
But Carbone reported Clare had "no pre-show relationship" with Dale and backed up the claims of Clare's good friend and The Bachelor alum Michelle Money, who insisted Clare never communicated with or got to know Dale prior to meeting him face-to-face on Night 1 of the show.
"[There was no] talking, texting, etc between Clare and Dale. [But] Clare clearly had a frontrunner in her head going into filming, and that was Dale," Carbone wrote in his blog.
Well Clare might have made the right choice for herself, because it's been widely reported that Clare and Dale are now engaged and still in love.
Carbone couldn't confirm that information, but he believes it's true.
"This season you'll get a Clare and Dale love story... I do know they're still together, and probably engaged. Do I know for a fact they're engaged? No. But I assume they are based on things I've heard," Carbone reported.
Clare's early exit was allegedly planned before The Bachelorette even began filming
Carbone insisted in his September 30 blog that production knew all along -- from even before filming began -- that Tayshia would replace Clare as the show's star mid-season.
Producers could reportedly tell in Clare's pre-production interviews that she was crazy about Dale and would probably develop strong feelings for him that she wouldn't be able to hide as filming progressed.
"The reports that came out during filming of production being caught off guard, Clare putting them in a tough spot, they didn't know what to do, etc. is all BS," Carbone wrote.
"I can report to you that this was in production's plan before Clare's season started. They knew Clare would be removed at some point during this season and replaced as the Bachelorette by Tayshia.