After trying her Mr. Found right on reality TV via the “The Bachelor” franchise, Clare Crawley has finally singled out with the man of her dreams. The former “Bachelorette” kept her romance with her sweetheart Ryan Dawkins quiet for many months. However, the relationship is no longer a secret as he asked the question and she said yes.
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On October 10, Crawley shared the exciting news via her Instagram page. The photo showed Dawkins on bent knee as Crawley covered her face in shock. “He has kept me in my darkness, loves me through my healing, and now we celebrate the light together!” The former ‘Bachelorette’ star admitted this was ‘The easiest YES of my life’.
This isn’t Crawley’s first engagement. However, it seems that it is the one that finally sticks. As Us Weekly reported, Crawley first sought love for cameras during Juan Pablo Galavis’ season of “The Bachelor” in 2014. She didn’t receive his last rose and went on to join the cast of both seasons 1 and 2 of “Bachelor”. “. in Paradise” to try again. Crawley also did “Bachelor Winter Games” and ended that experience with a brief engagement to Benoit Beausejour-Savard.
After being away from the ‘The Bachelor’ franchise for a while, Crawley became ‘The Bachelorette’ in 2020. A whirlwind romance with contestant Dale Moss led to an engagement just two weeks after filming, but the relationship was rocky in the real world. After a few breakups, Moss and Crawley called it quits for good in September 2021 and she soon met Dawkins. She didn’t go public with her new beau for quite some time, although it appears that a fan saw Crawley and got together on a baseball in October 2021. However, it wasn’t until September that she publicly acknowledged that Dawkins was her beau and made it clear that she was completely in love.
Crawley shared a short video of Dawkins’ proposal in a separate Instagram post. The two had traveled to the RiSE festival this weekend for their annual lantern release, which was when Dawkins asked the question. The sweet and romantic moment prompted fans and “Bachelor Nation” veterans to flood the comment section of Crawley’s social media post with congratulations.
“Congratulations to you two sweethearts! I wish you all the love and happiness you deserve,” wrote Beausejour-Savard.
“I’m crying. Always a big fan of yours, Clare. I’m really glad you found someone with the same heart as yours,” said one fan.
“Now HE is THE ONE. You can just tell. He’s the one. I’m so happy for both of you,” someone else added.
“Why does this feel like your best friend or sister is getting her happily ever after!?? Dang Bachelor for loving @clarecrawley so much! This was beautiful,” commented another fan.
Former Bachelor’s winner Courtney Robertson wrote: ‘Cheers to a life full of light, laughter and happiness. True love looks great on you.”