Dale and Clare: Meant To Be Or Destined To End?

Shwar Zaidi, Staff Writer

The couple who infamously broke “The Bachelorette” has now broken up themselves.

Clare Crawley, the runner up of season 16 of “The Bachelor,” got another chance at love when she became the star of season 18 of “The Bachelorette.”

Crawley’s season ended in two short weeks after she instantly fell in love with contestant Dale Moss. The former football player proposed to Crawley on the show, and she accepted.

According to US magazine, Crawley felt instant chemistry with Moss when they met on the show. She ignored the other contestants, only spending time with Moss.

The newly engaged couple left the remaining male contestants behind. For the rest of the men in the house, however, their journey to find love did not stop there. Tayshia Adams, the runner up for season 23 of “The Bachelor,” became the new Bachelorette, giving Crawley and Moss the chance to dive deep into their whirlwind romance away from the show.

Once Crawley and Moss were in the real world, however,  it seemed the final rose was starting to fall apart. According to US Magazine, Crawley wanted to have kids, while Moss wanted to get married first.

In a now deleted Instagram post from Jan. 19, Moss confirmed he ended his relationship with Crawley.

“I wanted share with you all that Clare and I have decided to go our separate ways,” Moss wrote. “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. We strongly believe in leading with love and always remaining true to oneself – something our families have taught and instilled in us throughout our lives. We only hope the best things for one another.”

Despite Moss making the split appear mutual, Crawley’s Instagram post from Jan. 21 suggests she was actually surprised and did not see the breakup coming.

“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,” Clare said. “Speaking for myself, my intentions with this relationship have always been very clear, so the truth is I am crushed. This was not what I expected or hoped for and am still trying to process this.”

As for the cause of the split, there are rumors and speculations that Moss had cheated on Crawley throughout their engagement with Eleonora Srugo, a New York City-based real estate agent.

According to E-News! Srugo and Moss met on a date where they were seen laughing and having a good time. However, Page Six reported that Moss was at a separate dining table eating with his friends while Srugo was with someone else.

On Jan. 23, Moss posted a picture on Instagram posing with his sister, and captioned it, “Lil sis popped up in NYC and surprised me yesterday. Love you @robynmoss.”

Fans attacked Moss in the comments, claiming that he seemed too happy for just having gone through a breakup. This caused Moss’s sister to fire back in the comments.

“Super sorry you can’t post a picture of you smiling with your sister either. I came here to lift your spirits up after everything you’ve had to go through,” Moss’s sister wrote. “People can continue to spread lies and bash you, but you in your heart know the truth along with the ones close to you. Glad to be here after these tough last few weeks.”

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Do you think Moss is to blame for the breakup? Or is Crawley the one at fault?