A second shot at love for Clare Crawley? Not on The Bachelorette, a source exclusively tells OK! of the leading lady who ditched the show prematurely to accept Dale Moss’ marriage proposal — only to have her heart broken mere months later.
“Producers have made it very clear the Clare will not be returning to the show,” dishes the insider. “After Clare blew up the last season and left early leaving producers to scramble for the first time in the show’s history to find a replacement, it is fair to say that there is no love lost between the show and Clare Crawley.”
The 39-year-old leading lady was the oldest Bachelorette to ever grace Bachelor Nation, but also the one filled with the most drama. After just 12 days of filming, Moss got down on one knee and popped the question, and Crawley ditched the reality show to run off with her 32-year-old hunk.
Tayshia Adams had to fill in as the new leading lady, but that certainly wouldn’t be the end of Crawley.
OK! was the first to report that there was trouble in paradise when Moss was spotted out gallivanting with other women in New York City, and just last week, the former athlete confirmed that he and Crawley parted ways.
“The entire Clare love story has been a nightmare,” says OK!’s source. “At this point they want Clare and Dale to just go away.”
At least they can’t say much more about what’s happening behind the scenes, adds the insider: “They are both still under contract with the show and cannot make appearances or tell their side of the story without permission, which they would never get. It’s embarrassing to watch this train wreck. Producers wish Clare the best personally, but professionally this isn’t a good look for a show that is supposed to be about finding love.”
Needless to say, Crawley has been “crushed” by the devastating divide.
“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,” she wrote via Instagram on January 21. “Speaking for myself, my intentions with this relationship have always been very clear, so the truth is I am crushed.”