Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette is set to premiere on Tuesday night, and one contestant, Dale Moss quickly stole her heart in a new sneak peek of season 16 — and it may just be love at first sight.
“I definitely feel like I just met my husband,” Crawley, 39, admits after meeting the athlete, 32, a clip released on Monday, October 12. “I’m shaking!”
When the California native was originally announced as the season 16 Bachelorette in March, filming soon got pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. She kicked off her search for true love at La Quinta Resort in California later that summer and in August, it was reported that she had already fallen hard for one of her suitors — and chose to leave the show early!
“[Producers] were shocked by her choice,” a source said of Crawley’s surprising exit, which left the team “scrambling” and “frantic” to figure out how to move forward. “They had to find a way to continue the show without just starting from scratch.”