Bachelorette bubble romance goes bust: Clare and Dale have split
The couple, who got engaged during last season of The Bachelorette, have decided to go their "separate ways."
UPDATE: Former Bachelorette Clare Crawley issued a statement Thursday about her breakup with Dale Moss.
EARLIER: It's news that literally every entertainment outlet could have pre-written weeks ago: Clare Crawley and Dale Moss — who got engaged on season 16 of The Bachelorette last year — have broken up. Moss revealed the news to Bachelor Nation in an Instagram post on Tuesday. "I wanted to share with you all that Clare and I have decided to go our separate ways," he wrote. "We only hope the best things for one another."
Moss and Crawley got engaged after a whirlwind romance on The Bachelorette, which was filmed in a bubble last summer at La Quinta resort in Palm Springs. Crawley, 38, a Bachelor franchise veteran, was smitten with the 31-year-old former football player from the moment he stepped out of the limo.
Though it was generally unclear what the two had in common, after two weeks of shooting, Crawley announced that her Bachelorette "journey" was over because she had found the man she wanted to marry. A slightly-stunned Moss, meanwhile, dutifully proposed after host Chris Harrison informed him of Crawley's decision.
The duo then moved in together and continued to update fans about their relationship on Instagram. Somehow, though, this engagement forged in a reality TV crucible between two people who were barely more than strangers was not strong enough to sustain off-camera.