The Bachelorette stars Clare Crawley and Dale Moss have called time on their engagement

Moss proposed on The Bachelorette season 16

Finalist Clare Crawley from reality TV show the Bachelor posing backstage at 107.9's EndFest
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The Bachelorette season 16 stars Clare Crawley and Dale Moss have called off their engagement. The couple first became engaged on the hit show, with the proposal airing in November. So many people across the world will have watched The Bachelorette online or on TV, drawn in by the romance. However, reportedly only five months after the former NFL star proposed, it seems that the once-blossoming relationship is now over. 

Page Six reports that a source exclusively shared the news that the couple were “done”. Not only that, but the source suggested that they broke up “last week”. 

“There’s a whole bunch of problems between them,” the source reportedly disclosed. “I don’t know what the specific breaking point was, but she wants him to move to Sacramento and he’s not crazy about that. She wants kids right away, he doesn’t.”

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Whilst Moss himself revealed the news in a candid Instagram post yesterday. His caption read: ‘I wanted to share with you all that Clare and I have decided to go our separate ways. We appreciate the love and support we’ve received from so many people, but this is the healthiest decision for both of us at this time’. 

Moss ended his caption with a request that their privacy is respected as they work through this ‘together’.

The Bachelorette star did not officially confirm any of the rumors regarding the timing of their breakup or the reason behind it.

Was The Bachelorette’s Clare Crawley married?

Crawley had been previously engaged to The Bachelor: Winter Games contestant Benoit Beauséjour-Savard, but broke up a few months after. Crawley first met Moss on season 16 of The Bachelorette and became engaged after a whirlwind romance. The season was filmed in a bubble in the summer of 2020 at La Quinta resort in Palm Springs. 

She found herself drawn to the former football player once he arrived and their relationship soon went from strength to strength. 

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Crawley announced that her Bachelorette "journey" was over within two weeks of filming because she had found the man she wanted to marry and the two became engaged.

Up until reports surfaced regarding Moss and Crawley’s break-up, the couple seemed to be as much in love as ever. Moss posted an adorable picture of the two of them on New Year’s Day, with the caption: ‘The best is yet to come!’. 

Whilst Crawley shared a romantic beach-side picture only a few weeks prior to this latest sad news.

We wish them both the best at this difficult time.

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!