'The Bachelorette' alum Clare Crawley reportedly has "receipts after receipts" about Dale Moss
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/05/2021
The Bachelorette alum Clare Crawley has reportedly been receiving "receipts after receipts about" Dale Moss, who has faced allegations he cheated on Clare and been more interested in chasing fame than being with her.
"Clare's not doing well," according to a source close to the Season 16 The Bachelorette star, Us Weekly reported.
Clare is reportedly struggling "not just because of her mom or her own health, but because of the fact that she's getting receipts after receipts about Dale."
"She just wants this to all go away and to grieve in peace," the source noted.
Clare's mother has been battling dementia and Alzheimer's and was just placed on hospice care last week in Sacramento, CA.
Clare has also been healing physically and trying to recover from her breast implants-removal surgery, which the 40-year-old hairstylist decided to do after years of a mysterious health crisis.
The financial manager from Oregon was reportedly "under the impression that [Dale] and Clare weren't serious" anymore considering The Bachelorette couple had called it quits in January 2021, only to reconcile and begin dating again the following month.
The Dale and Abigail rumor initially sparked when gossip Instagram account @Deuxmoi shared the following anonymous tip: "A Bachelor favorite hooked up with a Bachelor Nation recent 'winner' who 'may or may not have been' on a break earlier this year. One of them is on Paradise right now but producers won't mess up her good girl edit.'"
Following a week of breakup speculation and reports, Dale confirmed through his representative in a Monday, October 4 statement that he and Clare had ended their relationship in mid-September when the pair was spending time together in New York.
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"Clare then chose to fly home to Sacramento and asked Dale to send her things. A couple of weeks later, Clare's mother's condition worsened, and Dale chose to immediately fly out to Sacramento to be with her," Dale's statement read, according to Us.
"Dale flew to Sacramento last Tuesday morning [September 28] to be with Clare, her mother and their family."
But on Wednesday, Dale flew to Los Angeles, CA, for a fitness event with The Bachelorette alum Tyler Cameron, when Clare apparently needed her man the most.
Dale's statement insisted, "Dale flew to Los Angeles for a work obligation and had every intention to travel back to Sacramento to be with her but his number was blocked, which made it impossible to communicate with Clare."
The next day, Clare posted about her emotional state on Instagram and emphasized certain words and phrases that appeared to be jabs at Dale, such as "anyone can put on an ACT."
Clare also tagged Abigail in her post -- which suggested Clare believes Dale and Abigail rumors are true -- and thanked people who love her unconditionally and for "no personal gain, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE CAMERAS ARE OFF with no accolades." (Abigail reportedly untagged herself.)
Dale's October 4 statement noted, "It is unfortunate that the next time Dale heard anything from Clare it was on social media."
But regardless of the "narrative" Dale has provided, to use Clare's choice of words in her Thursday Instagram post, the source close to the former Bachelorette said the last seven or so days have "proven to [Clare] that he's not someone who full-heartedly cares about her."
"He's putting on an act for the public because he's all about himself and his public image," the source insisted to Us.
"Clare has seen everything by now for what is needed for her to have closure and not look back. She's done with Dale for good."
Meanwhile, Dale has chosen not to speak publicly regarding all the reports about his failed relationship with Clare, at least for the time being.
"He wants to give Clare and her family the respect they need during this difficult time," the October 4 statement read.
"Dale knows what it is like to watch a mother's health deteriorate over time, and how devastating that is. He hopes that people will understand the current situation enough to respect everyone's privacy during this time."
Dale's representative concluded, "He wishes Clare nothing but the best, and he is keeping her and her family in his thoughts and prayers."
Clare revealed over the weekend recent events brought her to her knees but she's trying to maintain a positive attitude and optimistic outlook on life.
"One thing I refuse to do though is stay down," Clare said in a Saturday video. "I'll be dammed if I let it all take me out, so amidst all this, I'm taking steps even if [they] are small."
While it appears Clare is convinced Dale had gone behind her back with Abigail earlier this year, an insider close to Dale recently denied the rumor and rushed to his defense.
"They met once at flag football in New York City that a bunch of Bachelor people attended. Everyone went to a bar after, they did not sleep together. He's never cheated on Clare," the insider told Us, adding that Dale and Abigail "never kissed or had sex."
"Dale is friends with Abigail," the insider noted.
Amid the drama, Abigail's Bachelor in Paradise love interest, Noah Erb, seemingly addressed the scandal on his Instagram Stories this past weekend.
Noah said in a video, "So, I just checked my phone and I saw some DMs and some spoiler accounts and a lot of interesting stuff swirling around. Huh."
A woman could then be heard giggling in the background, leading fans to assume that Abigail was with him and she finds the Dale rumors funny.
When Clare and Dale first broke up in January after getting engaged on The Bachelorette finale in 2020, multiple sources had described Dale as a "fame-seeker."
"[Dale] doesn't want to give up the party life. He loves the NYC scene," a source told E! News at the time. "His partying would be a problem in their relationship and would cause many fights."
Reports also swirled in January that Dale had cheated on Clare, which he firmly denied in the press.
Clare and Dale, however, started going on dates again in February, and Dale confirmed they were back together in early April by posting a selfie with Clare on Instagram. They went on to proudly celebrate their one-year anniversary in July.
But it appears their reconciliation was short-lived.
A source told The New York Post last week that Clare and Dale's relationship "didn't end well" last month and the pair couldn't agree on multiple significant relationship issues, including what state they to live in and when to start having children.
Breakup rumors sparked when fans noticed Dale had celebrated his 33rd birthday late last month without Clare, and he was also spotted in public multiple times with friends -- at a movie screening and Coldplay concert -- but sans Clare.
In addition, Dale also reportedly attended the September 19 wedding of a friend by himself even though Clare had also been invited as Dale's guest.
"Wedding planning wasn't happening which made Clare really upset," a source previously told Us.
"She wants to be in Sacramento to be close to her family, especially her mom who isn't well. Dale wants to remain in NY. They will still support each other and have love for each other no matter what."
Nearly a month has passed since Clare and Dale lasted posted anything about each other on Instagram.
The last Instagram post of Clare and Dale together dates back to September 10, when Clare shared a slideshow of photos from the U.S. Open tennis tournament, one of which featured Dale by her side along with fellow The Bachelorette couple Katie Thurston and Blake Moynes.
Earlier this summer, Clare and Dale's relationship seemed stronger than ever. They had even been spotted wearing matching rings.
"They are engaged again, but a second proposal did not happen," a source close to Clare told E! News in July. "Clare has been wearing her ring for months and put it back on once Dale stepped up and they decided to give their relationship another shot."
"It's more of a promise and commitment from Dale and there's no wedding planning at this time," the source added.
"They had a conversation over a month ago about their future and decided that they wanted to be engaged again... They aren't rushing anything and aren't even living together permanently yet."
An insider also told Us at the time that Clare and Dale were "happy" together and very much in love.
Clare's journey on The Bachelorette's sixteenth season in 2020 ended prematurely after about two weeks. Producers planned a steamy overnight date for the couple and then Dale proposed marriage seemingly the next day.
But on January 19, Dale announced he and Clare had decided to split and arrived at "the healthiest decision" for the "both" of them.
Clare then revealed two days later she had actually been blindsided by Dale's public statement.
Clare wrote on Instagram, "I was made aware of a 'mutual' statement at the same time you all were, so I've needed some time to really digest this."
Clare admitted she was "crushed" by the breakup given her intentions to settle down with Dale and start a family had "always been very clear."
The Season 16 The Bachelorette star added that she had been "genuinely invested with all of [her] heart" into Dale and their relationship, although it "was not perfect."
Dale insisted on his Instagram Stories in late January that he loved and respected Clare and "wanted nothing more" than to make their relationship work.