Dale recently took to his Instagram Story and proudly revealed he's spending time with Clare following weeks of reconciliation rumors, which sparked when the pair was spotted and photographed holding hands and going on dates following their January breakup.
Not only were Dale and Clare spotted grabbing cocktails together in Venice, FL, in mid-February, but they were also caught flirting with each other in New York City in March.
In late March, it also appeared Dale celebrated Clare's 40th birthday with her in Napa on the West Coast, complete with champagne toasts and special desserts. Both The Bachelorette alums had posted individual photos from the same locations.
"Clare and Dale are dating again, they're working on things in their relationship," an insider told Us last month. "Nothing has been made official with regards to an engagement, they're enjoying their time together and taking things as they come."
Dale announced his split from Clare on January 19, saying the pair had arrived at "the healthiest decision" for the "both" of them, but then Clare revealed two days later she had 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."
Multiple sources described Dale as a "fame-seeker," according to E! News.
It's been widely reported Dale "broke it off" with Clare because he wanted to continue living in New York City while Clare felt the need to stay in Sacramento, CA, and tend to her mother, who battles Alzheimer's disease.
"[Dale] doesn't want to give up the party life. He loves the NYC scene," a source previously told E! News. "His partying would be a problem in their relationship and would cause many fights."
And the E! News source noted of Clare, "She just wants to get married, settle down and have children. They were on complete different pages."
But in late January, rumors circulated Dale had been cheating on Clare after they got engaged in Summer 2020. Sources told E! News that Dale had been unfaithful throughout their entire five-month engagement, but Dale's camp completely denied the speculation.
Shortly after Clare and Dale's breakup, Dale insisted on his Instagram Stories that the split "didn't come out of nowhere" and he was struggling to move on, according to Us.
"I love Clare and respect Clare enough to let her know how I feel, even if that's against the expectations of everybody else, and it's gonna take time," Dale reportedly shared on January 25.
"I wanted nothing more than to make this relationship work, and I put my heart and soul into it each and every day. And I wanted nothing more than to build a healthy relationship."
Dale subsequently broke down to his followers in an Instagram video and said he was "hurting."
"This has f-cking rocked me. I felt so many emotions, so much guilt, but also so much confusion, so much hurt, and I know that we both have... But the reality of it is, life isn't perfect," Dale reportedly lamented, on the verge of tears.
"And we make mistakes. I've made a lot of them, I know we all do. My pops would always say you gotta hurt before you heal. I've been f-cking hurting. A lot."
Clare was convinced she had met her future husband when Dale stepped out of a limo on Night 1 of The Bachelorette's sixteenth season and took her breath away.
Clare's journey on the show ended prematurely after about two weeks with a steamy overnight date with Dale that led to Dale getting down on one knee and proposing marriage seemingly the next day.
"I've never been afraid of commitment," Dale told People in a joint interview with Clare last year.
"And when I met Clare, I knew I was all in. She lights a fire in me that I was missing for so long."
Dale recently claimed he had turned down the opportunity to compete on The Bachelorette multiple times after being nominated for the show but changed his mind once Clare was announced as the show's sixteenth-season star in March 2020.
Prior to getting involved with Dale, Clare had been engaged to The Bachelor Winter Games bachelor Benoit Beausejour-Savard.
Clare and Benoit announced their decision to split in April 2018 after being engaged for only a month and a half.
Clare had also competed on Juan Pablo Galavis' season of The Bachelor and appeared on multiple seasons of Bachelor in Paradise.