Rumors have been swirling Bachelor Nation for weeks that Season 16 couple Clare Crawley and Dale Moss secretly got married. While Clare’s recent reaction wasn’t conclusive, Dale Moss settles the secret marriage rumors in a new interview. So, are Dale and Clare married? Keep reading, and we’ll explain.
Clare’s ‘commitment ring’ drew questions
Clare Crawley set off a firestorm during her time on The Bachelorette. She found love with Dale Moss almost immediately, quitting the show just weeks into her season. However, the drama continued on her Instagram. She was spotted wearing a ring on that finger. Not just any ring, but one that looked very much like a wedding band.
The rumors got so out of hand that Clare made a video explaining the ring. In her post from 2020, she writes that the ring in question is a “commitment ring” to herself. She also sports the engagement ring seen on The Bachelorette when Dale proposed.
Despite a few rough months, Dale and Clare are happily together. She recently moved to NYC to be with him.
Dale Moss settles marriage rumors
Rumors of a secret marriage were sparked again when Clare and Dale wore what fans thought were matching wedding bands. The speculation only intensified after Clare’s commitment ring was again mistaken for a wedding ring.
Clare addressed the rumors in a recent question-and-answer session. However, her answer was neither confirmation nor denial. Dale Moss appeared on the Talking it Out podcast this week.
When hosts Mike Johnson and Bryan Abasolo brought the topic up, Dale gave a straight answer. So, are they or aren’t they?
According to Dale, he is NOT married to Clare. At least not yet. The hosts asked Dale to prove it by showing his hands. We can report that both of Dale’s hands were free of any rings.
The Bachelorette alum promised that when it’s time for the wedding, everyone will know it.
Dale takes rumors in stride
As Dale pointed out during the discussion, his relationship with Clare has been under the microscope for the last year. However, he doesn’t let the online chatter get to him. “The internet will do their thing,” is Dale’s philosophy on the rumors.
For the most part, it seems Dale and Clare try to live their life in private after their reconciliation. The two briefly split earlier this year. However, they don’t keep everything private. Clare has been open about her decision to get her breast implants removed. She hopes her experience might help others dealing with health issues from implants.
So, there you have it: Dale Moss put the secret marriage rumors to bed.
Did you believe the rumors or did you think it was just idle internet gossip? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Don’t miss Season 17 of The Bachelorette premiering next month. Michelle Young’s journey to love begins on Tuesday, October 19, only on ABC. The new season of Dancing With The Stars takes over the Monday time slot on September 20.