'The Bachelorette' couple Clare Crawley and Dale Moss enjoy "hometowns" road trip from Sacramento to South Dakota
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/09/2020
The Bachelorette star Clare Crawley and her fiance Dale Moss have traveled to Dale's hometown of Brandon, SD after visiting Clare's hometown of Sacramento and making their first public appearance as an engaged couple.
Clare, 39, and Dale, 32, apparently hit the road together after Thursday night's The Bachelorette episode aired and featured the couple getting engaged.
On Monday, Clare took to her Instagram Stories and posted a video of herself driving the car with Dale next to her.
"So I just gave Dale the ultimate tour of Sacramento the other day. And guess what we are going today?!" Clare teased.
"South Dakota!" Dale chimed in from the passenger seat.
"Taking a tour baby!" Clare shouted. "So we're going to check out your old home, your high school, and where else should we go, you guys?!... I guess you could call this the official hometown."
Clare and Dale were first photographed holding hands, kissing and strolling through Clare's hometown of Sacramento on Friday, which marked the pair's first public outing and first public display of affection, E! News reported.
Clare was proudly wearing her reported 4.5-carat diamond ring that Dale proposed marriage with on the latest The Bachelorette episode.
Over the weekend, the couple continued to post funny videos on Instagram of their road trip together.
"Where we headed next @clarecrawley?" Dale teased on Instagram, before uploading a video of Clare and himself joking around using a voice-changing filter.
Clare also posted a video in which she and Dale were goofing around in the car on Saturday and wrote alongside it, "Grabbing our first coffee together."
Clare has received a lot of criticism for her behavior on The Bachelorette's sixteenth season given she had zoned in on Dale so early on and seemed to dismiss her connections with other men.
At one point, Clare appeared to ignore a bunch of men on a group date to make out with Dale in her bedroom for nearly an hour.
Clare said she was "falling in love" with Dale before they even had a one-on-one date, and she called Dale her "fiance" when speaking to a producer behind-the-scenes less than two weeks into the process.
"I'd be lying if I said it's been easy because I'm human," Clare said on Friday's episode of Good Morning America.
"The things people say without knowing the full truth and without seeing exactly how things really happened and genuinely happened, it just blows my mind in a world right now where there's so much negativity and hate and hard things going on right now."
Clare added, "Love and this type of thing should not be one of those things. So, it kind of blows me away."
However, Clare assured People this is "the happiest time" in her life and every moment she's spent with Dale since getting engaged has just been "reaffirming" of her final decision.
"I really get that I am not for everybody," she told People. "I get that everybody might not do what I did or agree with what I'm doing, but at the end of the day, this is all for love... [You can't predict] love at first sight."
Clare confirmed on GMA that she and Dale never got to know each other before production commenced, and Dale insisted he never hesitated about popping the question once he learned Clare had eliminated all of her other bachelors just to be with him.
Once Clare and Dale had an overnight date and got engaged just four episodes into The Bachelorette season, The Bachelor alum Tayshia Adams agreed to step in and date the remaining 16 men.