Bachelorette Spoilers: Who did 'The Bachelorette' star Clare Crawley pick as her winner and end up with? What happens on 'The Bachelorette's 2020 season? (SPOILERS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/19/2020
The Bachelorette spoilers give away those juicy details Bachelorette viewers don't want to wait for -- including which bachelor Clare Crawley picked as her winner and ended up with and what led up to her dramatic decision that made the 2020 season a "wild" and "bizarre" journey.
[Bachelorette Spoilers Warning: This report contains spoilers revealing who Clare picks as her winner and ends up with, if they are still together, and other details of what unfolds on her "unbelievably unexpected" 2020 season ofThe Bachelorette.]
Viewers just watched Clare get to know 31 bachelors on the first night of The Bachelorette's sixteenth season when it premiered October 13 on ABC.
Although Clare told People her first cocktail party was "a magical evening" and she was so grateful to have an amazing group of men who took time out of their lives for her, the 39-year-old hairstylist had to make cuts after spending only an evening with her 31 bachelors.
Clare denied roses to 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 ousted 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; Robby Stahl, a 31-year-old insurance broker from Tampa, FL; and Tyler Cottrill, a 27-year-old lawyer from Morgantown, WV from the running for her heart.
It was a tough night, but the first Rose Ceremony left guys whom Clare could see a future with -- 23 guys in total.
Clare eliminates seven more suitors after going on dates with several lucky guys
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone's September 30 blog post, Clare sent home seven more men over the course of the second and third Rose Ceremonies of The Bachelorette's sixteenth season.
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, reportedly didn't advance.
And Clare also sent the following men packing: 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.
Carbone wrote in his September 30 blog post that Yosef set "a horrible example" this season, especially considering the bachelor has a young daughter.
"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.
"He called her names and [was] all around rude to her, so she kicked him off the show."
The Bachelorette host Chris Harrison even teased on Facebook recently that Yosef will be a controversial character this season, adding, "If something is on his mind, he's gonna say it," according to Carbone.
If the October 12 trailer for The Bachelorette released by ABC is any indication, Clare's season definitely won't be without drama.
In one clip, a man angrily shouted he had "expected way more from the oldest Bachelorette."
While it's unclear whether this man was Yosef, Clare cried in the trailer and told a crew member, she was still single at the time because she had refused to "settle for men like that."
Clare teases that she followed her gut and it led her down the right path
Although he's not 100 percent certain, Carbone believes Clare will only appear in four episodes this fall, before the show turns over to a new leading lady, Clare's The Bachelorette replacement Tayshia Adams.
"There are good surprises," Clare told People about what will unfold on TV. "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."
Clare proves she knows what she wants and won't be told what to do.
Clare reportedly fell hard and fast for Dale Moss, a 31-year-old model and former college basketball and football player from Brandon, SD, and then ended her time on The Bachelorette early.
Clare reportedly fell in love with Dale just 12 days into filming and wanted to pursue a real relationship with him instead of continuing to date multiple men at once.
The October 12 The Bachelorette trailer showed Clare in bed with Dale while another suitor lamented, "I just don't know how you can be so sure so quick."
However,The Bachelorette trailer seems to suggest Clare's season may have ended early because some of the men actually decided to walk away since they could blatantly see that Clare wanted Dale and they basically didn't stand a chance.
"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."
Did Clare really fall in love with Dale in less than two weeks? If so, how?
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.
Carbone reported Clare had "no pre-show relationship" with Dale, which support The Bachelor alum Michelle Money's prior claims.
Michelle, who is Clare's good friend, previously insisted that Clare followed the rules and didn't talk to any men before filming began in July.
"[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 she is reportedly now engaged to Dale, and recent reports say the pair are still in love.
Carbone couldn't confirm the engagement news, 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.
Following Clare's The Bachelorette departure, the 16 remaining men reportedly stuck around to date Clare's replacement, Tayshia, who was also introduced to several brand new bachelors to date.
"As far as I know, none of the guys left the show once Clare left and Tayshia came in," Carbone claimed.
However, Carbone has insisted Clare never really "quit" the show on her own or "locked herself in a room" because she didn't want to date any of the other men after falling for Dale.
Carbone also disputed sources' claims The Bachelorette producers were left frantic and "scrambling" over how to proceed with the show after Clare allegedly blew up The Bachelorette.
Clare's early The Bachelorette exit was reportedly not her idea or a spontaneous decision
Carbone wrote 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 at some point in the 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.