Bachelorette Spoilers: Who did Clare Crawley pick as her winner and end up with? What happens on Clare's 'The Bachelorette' 2020 season? (SPOILERS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/13/2020
The Bachelorette spoilers have leaked out on what fans can expect to see in the Season 16 premiere through the ending of Clare Crawley's portion of the show -- including which bachelor Clare reportedly picked as her winner and what happened on her "unbelievably unexpected" season.
[Bachelorette Spoilers Warning: This report features spoilers revealing what happens on Clare Crawley's 2020 season of The Bachelorette and will spoil who Clare picks as her bachelor 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!"
In a The Bachelorette trailer that was released by ABC on October 12, Clare expressed high hopes for finding love.
"I've been looking for love my entire life. This might just be my last chance [at love]," Clare said. "I promise you, this finger will be bare no more."
Clare eliminates seven bachelors on the first night
On Night 1 of filming, the bachelors pulled out all the stops to try to make a big impression on Clare, whether that meant arriving at The Bachelorette 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.
Clare was introduced to a "charming" doctor and "sincere romantic" working on the front lines against the coronavirus pandemic as well as a Southern single dad looking for a wife to complete his family.
Clare also met a financial advisor "with the looks and charm of a modern Great Gatsby," according to ABC.
The network also teased Night 1 brought Clare a "handsome" former athlete with personal hurdles that left emotional scars in addition to a former pro football player "who lights up the room with his high-wattage smile" for Clare.
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.
According to The Bachelorette's October 12 trailer, Clare was immediately impressed by Dale Moss, a 31-year-old model and former college basketball and football player from Brandon, SD, although it's not clear whether he's the man who had taken her breath away.
"Hi, come on over," Clare said with a smile, as Dale walked towards her and introduced himself. "Nice to meet you Dale."
"I couldn't be more excited to take this journey with you," Dale noted.
After Dale said walked away, Clare added, "I definitely feel like I just met my husband. Oh, my God."
Clare must have been pretty smitten with Dale right off the bat because she chose to give him the coveted First Impression Rose on Night 1, 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 ousts seven more bachelors after going on dates
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.
Clare sends Yosef Aborady home after they get into a disagreement
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."
In the October 12 trailer, a man angrily shouted that he had "expected way more from the oldest Bachelorette."
While it's unclear whether this man was Yosef, there's definitely drama during Clare's short-lived portion of The Bachelorette, with Clare saying in the trailer she's still single because she "didn't settle for men like that."
Clare says she followed her gut and it didn't misguide 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 told People 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 October 12 trailer showed Clare in bed with Dale and another suitor saying, "I just don't know how you can be so sure so quick."
The reason why Clare's time onThe Bachelorette ended prematurely is reportedly because she fell in love with Dale 12 days into filming and wanted to pursue a real relationship with him instead of continuing to date multiple men at once.
However, The Bachelorette's latest trailer suggested the season may have ended early because some of the men actually decided to walk away and quit because they felt Clare had already decided to be with Dale.
"Let's get f-cking crazy! How about the 15 of us walk out?" one bachelor said in the preview clip.
"In the 18 years I've been doing this show, we've never dealt with anything like this," Harrison subsequently told the group of men.
Another suitor then noted, "I didn't expect the process to be cut short," before a man questioned, "I don't know what this means -- do we get a new Bachelorette in here?"
There was shock amongst the men and tears from Clare before Harrison told the Bachelorette, "This path doesn't end well -- for you, for the guys, for anybody. Congratulations, you've just blown up The Bachelorette."
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 talk to Dale or get to know him prior to filming The Bachelorette
Carbone reported Clare had "no pre-show relationship" with Dale, backing up the claims of Clare's good friend and The Bachelor alum Michelle Money, who insisted Clare never communicated with 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.
Clare appears to have made the right choice for herself, because it's been widely reported that Clare and Dale are now engaged and still in love.
"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.
"As far as I know, none of the guys left the show once Clare left and Tayshia came in," Carbone claimed.
However, Carbone has disputed reports that Clare "quit" the show and even "locked herself in a room" at one point because she didn't want to date any of the other men after falling for Dale.
Carbone also refuted sources' claims The Bachelorette producers were left frantic and "scrambling" over how to proceed with the show after Clare allegedly blew upThe Bachelorette.
Clare's early exit was allegedly planned by The Bachelorette producers all along
Carbone insisted in his September 30 blog that production knew 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.