Clare Crawley, the season 16 lead of The Bachelorette, has married! On February 2, she revealed the big news on social media with the message “Mr. And Mrs. Dawkins!” and many photos of her and her husband Ryan Dawkins. The ceremony took place on February 1 in Sacramento, according to US Weekly. The couple got engaged in Las Vegas in October 2022 while visiting the RISE Festival. Clare characterized her engagement to Ryan, whom she had been seeing for a year, as the “Easiest Yes of my Life” in a social media post on October 11.
Clare Crawley and Ryan Dawkins’ relationship
Crawley started hanging Ryan Dawkins in September 2021, the same month she divorced her The Bachelorette co-star Dale Moss. Clare noted in an Instagram post that she didn’t have an appetite when Ryan invited her out on a date but said yes to tea. The couple did not publicly declare their relationship, and a source close to them told US Weekly:
“She wanted to keep it a secret until she was ready to make him her new boyfriend public. Close friends and family had known for a few months, but it was her decision to reveal the information.”
They announced their love in September 2022 with an Instagram video of them singing in the vehicle together, labeled “him.” Clare Crawley even debunked certain speculations about lip fillers at the time by noting her relationship, saying:
“No, I didn’t have my lips done; it’s the result of having sensitive skin combined with a gorgeous guy with a beard.”
Ryan said in an interview after the couple became engaged in October 2022:
“Everything in my life has changed since I met her; she’s the love of my life, and I wish the rest of the world knew the Clare I know. She is a true light and one of the strongest women I know. I adore our lives and am ecstatic about our future.”
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Clare’s wedding gown was stolen from her vehicle the day before their wedding ceremony, so she donned a substitute gown from Flares Bridal. She said it was the “happiest day of my life, hands down,” and she wouldn’t change a thing.
Clare Crawley’s Bio
Clare Crawley is the youngest of six sisters from Sacramento, California. She finished her hairdresser school in California after her father died of brain cancer in 2004. Clare attended the University of California and enjoys a variety of physical hobbies such as rock climbing and hiking. She is a hairdresser at De Facto Salon. Crawley has 999K Instagram followers as of the writing of this article. She was on The Bachelor during Juan Pablo Galavis’ season and was the first runner-up when the show’s primary protagonist, Nikki Ferrell, selected her over her. Clare then chastised Juan for using derogatory language with her.
The 41-year-old appeared on Bachelor in Paradise seasons 1 and 2 but was unable to find love and voluntarily left the show. She was also seen in Bachelor Winter Games and began dating Beauséjour-Savard after the show. The couple split up in 2018. Clare Crawley has not revealed where she and her husband Ryan Dawkins will live.