Bachelorette Clare Crawley did not see this coming. 

Earlier this week, fiancé Dale Moss introduced on Instagram that he and Clare had decided to end their engagement. And now, Clare is explaining why she initially remained silent in regards to the information. “I used to be made conscious of a ‘mutual’ assertion on the identical time you all had been,” Clare wrote to her followers Jan. 21, “so I’ve wanted a while to essentially digest this.”

The California native went on to notice that her intentions together with her and Dale’s relationship have all the time been “very clear” and that she’s “crushed” by the cut up.

“This was not what I anticipated or hoped for and am nonetheless making an attempt to course of this,” she continued. “2020 was one hell of a 12 months, with covid, battling extreme anxiousness post-show, balancing a public new relationship, all whereas slowly shedding my mom. It hasn’t been superb circumstances, however that’s life proper. I’ve been trying ahead to the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel.”