The Bachelorette alum Clare Crawley has sparked dating rumors after posting a flirty video with Blake Monar several months after confirming her split from ex-fiance Dale Moss.

Season 17 The Bachelorette star Katie Thurston is now dating her Week 2 eliminee, John Hersey, and ironically, Clare -- who starred on The Bachelorette's sixteenth season in 2020 -- appears to be dating one of her Week 2 eliminees, Blake.


Clare, 40, took to Instagram on Sunday and posted a video featuring her weekend full of events and fun in Indiana with Blake, a 31-year-old male grooming specialist from Phoenix, AZ.

"Went for business, left with the most unexpected remarkable memories! Indy, you were truly beautiful and exactly what my soul needed," Clare captioned her post.

In the video, Clare and Blake apparently went shopping in clothing boutiques and garden stores. They also had fun duckpin bowling, singing in the car together, and playing with Blake's niece and nephew.

In his own Instagram Story over the weekend, Blake -- who had a brief fling with Tia Booth on Bachelor in Paradise's seventh season last summer -- was smiling big as he tightly wrapped his arm around Clare.

"How's walking on black ice with a grown man hanging on your back @clarecrawley?" Blake teased the blonde hairstylist, according to Us Weekly.

Clare reportedly reposted the video on her own Instagram Story and replied, "Better than gliding solo across the driveway and ending up under your car."

Blake also uploaded a video of himself and his niece pushing Clare around in a toy car, E! News reported.

While neither Clare or Blake has yet to confirm their apparent new romance, Clare responded to many of her followers' supportive and encouraging comments on her post.


Most of the comments praised Clare for finding love again and looking so happy with Blake, and Clare never denied that Blake is her new man.

Clare also fueled dating speculation by simply writing back to gushy remarks with blushing emoticons, smiling emoticons and multiple red hearts.

But Clare didn't remain entirely tight-lipped.

One follower wrote to Clare, "Blake is the sweetest person," to which Clare responded, "He truly is."

Another person commented, "This makes my heart happy," and Clare replied, "Mine too."

A third Instagram user shared, "Just love how the universe works," and Clare commented, "Me too."

And finally, one fan exclaimed, "Love seeing you look authentically happy, you deserve it Clare!" And Clare wrote back, "Feels good when the authenticity is reciprocated."

Clare's "authenticity" comment appears to suggest that she thinks Blake is genuine and sincere, with are qualities she allegedly believed Dale lacked during the course of their post-The Bachelorette relationship.

Clare accepted a marriage proposal from Dale on Season 16 of The Bachelorette only a few weeks into the process and then Tayshia Adams took over as The Bachelorette star for the remainder of the season.

Dale's representative announced the former pro athlete's split from Clare in early October 2021, although they had reportedly already broken up in September.


Clare allegedly blocked Dale after he had flown to her home in Sacramento, CA, on September 28 but left the following day for "a work obligation," which turned out to be a fitness event with The Bachelorette alum Tyler Cameron.

Clare apparently needed Dale by her side as her mother's condition with dementia and Alzheimer's worsened. (Clare's mom was later placed in hospice care).

Following their breakup, Clare threw major shade at Dale on more than one occasion. She ultimately thought he was fake and had put on a performance during their romance so he could achieve fame and boost his acting and modeling career.

Clare previously told Jana Kramer in a late October episode of the "Whine Down" podcast her "biggest regret" from The Bachelorette is "trusting a man," People reported.

"I trusted somebody, I believed somebody that they were who they said they were or that they would hold up to the promises that they make when they get down on one knee... [But] I don't regret that I loved loving him," Clare said at the time.

Prior to their latest split, Clare and Dale had called it quits on their engagement once before in January 2021, which totally "crushed" Clare.

Multiple sources had described Dale as a "fame-seeker" and partyboy in New York City while Clare had been very clear from the start about her intentions to get married, settle down and have children in the near future.

Reports also swirled at the time Dale had cheated on Clare, although Dale firmly denied the cheating allegations.

Clare and Dale began going on dates again in February, and then Dale confirmed they were back together in early April by posting a selfie with Clare on Instagram.

In regard to rumors Dale had "hooked up" with Abigail Heringer before her stint on Bachelor in Paradise's seventh season this past summer, Clare acknowledged breakups "can get very messy and very icky."


"I always try to err on the side of taking the high road, even when there are a lot of things I could say," Clare explained last year.

She suggested on Jana's podcast that Dale's dreams were based "on being in the public eye," adding, "It's very impersonal to be putting out statements and articles. I think you both know the truth. I know the truth, he knows the truth."

Clare also apparently took shots at Dale in a September 30 Instagram post, although she didn't name Dale directly.

She hinted Dale had put on an "act" and created a narrative about their relationship and its demise.

Clare also tagged Abigail in her post -- which suggested Clare believed the Dale and Abigail rumors -- and thanked people who love her unconditionally and for "no personal gain, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE CAMERAS ARE OFF with no accolades."

Dale never spoke publicly about his alleged involvement with Abigail and instead asked for privacy for Clare and her family during their difficult breakup, which had brought Clare to her knees at point.

However, a source close to Dale told Us last year that Dale and Abigail "never kissed or had sex" and they were just "friends" after meeting at a flag football game in New York City.

Clare, on the other hand, told Jana that she knows what "happens behind closed doors."

"When you know the truth... I don't care for my side of the story, to be honest, to even be out there, even if I have receipts and proof, everything I need to show that I could really put it out there," Clare shared, according to People.

Not only was Clare dealing with a broken heart and her mother's health crisis in the fall, but she was also still recovering from having her breast implants removed.

"There was a lot on my plate... It all came crashing down at once," Clare noted.

Clare also said it was "painful" that she and Dale had never talked things out or found closure at the end of their hot-and-cold romance.

"The one that gets me is, how do you say goodbye to somebody you never wanted to walk away from?" Clare reportedly said through tears.

"Like I would have never walked... You're having to say goodbye to somebody you don't want to be saying goodbye to, you have to walk away from somebody you don't want to walk away from. It's hard, it's painful."

As for Dale's current love life, he sparked romance rumors with blogger Thania Peck when the pair was spotted attending The King's Man premiere together in December.


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About The Author: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.