It is official: Clare Crawley is now engaged!
On Monday, the former “Bachelorette” star shared through Instagram that she had accepted her boyfriend Ryan Dawkins‘ proposal from the previous weekend in Las Vegas.
She posted a photo to Instagram with the statement, “He has held me in the darkness, loves me through my healing, and we now celebrate the light together.” Her future husband was on one knee.
The simplest “yes” I have ever given. Crawley, who is 41 years old, also posted a video of the private proposal with the phrase “HIM.”
In an interview with People after the proposal, the hairstylist expressed her “over the moon” happiness at Dawkins’ thoughtful gesture. “Coming from where I was a year ago, this was the last thing I expected right now,” she said.
It has been a long road, and Ryan’s been there with me the whole way. Crawley continued her praise of her fiance by saying, “Really, what he is in it for is my heart, and he is so consistent and vocal about how much he loves me.”
It is unlike anything I have ever felt before. Having him in my life has indeed been a blessing. On Friday night, during the RiSE music festival’s lantern release, the 47-year-old CEO of Mascot Sports popped the question.
Crawley shared a video of the couple laughing and singing along to music in the car last month, making their Instagram relationship official after being together for almost a year. Since then, they have been unable to keep their hands off one another or their lips shut..
In an Instagram Story from last month, the ex-reality star joked about the “battle wounds” around her mouth as a result of her sexytimes with Dawkins. Also, I did not get my lips done; that is the price I pay for having sensitive skin and dating a handsome man with a beard, the “Bachelor” star remarked while preparing dinner.
Crawley was previously engaged to Dale Moss, who she met during her time on the popular ABC dating series before she started seeing Dawkins. They chose to abandon the show in the middle of filming, and their relationship soon crumbled.
Eight months and a brief reconciliation later, in September of 2021, the couple finally said their last goodbyes. Crawley and “Bachelorette” star Blake Monar were rumored to be dating after they were spotted spending time together with Monar’s family in Indiana. However, they never confirmed their connection, which appeared to end soon after.
Crawley has been vocal about her “painful” romantic history since her time as Season 16’s protagonist, but it seems she has found her happily ever after. However, Crawley’s representatives did not immediately respond to our request for comment.