What Disappointed Clare Crawley Most About Being The Bachelorette

Clare Crawley famously "blew up The Bacheloretteduring her highly-publicized season. Now, it seems Clare herself has more than few regrets about how she was perceived. 

Clare made history as the oldest Bachelorette in franchise history at age 39. After just two weeks of filming, contestant Dale Moss proposed to her at the urging of host Chris Harrison. Fans argued that Chris was too harsh on Clare, and rumors swirled that ABC producers wanted Clare out. She was then replaced by fan-favorite Tayshia Adams, who completed the season with Clare's remaining suitors. By January 2021, Dale called it quits with Clare amid cheating allegations. But only a few months later, the couple was spotted vacationing together. As of March 2021, Clare is back sporting her engagement ring, leaving fans wondering if she really did find her happily ever after on The Bachelorette. 

Now, Clare is breaking her silence on what she really thinks of her time on The Bachelorette. Keep scrolling to find out why Clare is disappointed in her season! 

Clare Crawley wanted to set an example for viewers

Clare Crawley and Dale Moss may have found love together (albeit after a rocky romance), but Clare is coming clean about her time on The Bachelorette and why she has some regrets. Clare revealed in an Instagram interview with the Girl Powerful Project on March 31, 2021 that her season only gave a "glimpse" into who she really is. 

"That was one thing that propelled me to want to do The Bachelorette, initially, was to be able to show the imperfections of who we are — not in a negative way — but the imperfections just in general of who we are and to be loved and to love ourselves regardless of that. And to set these standards for our heart regardless of that," Clare explained. She continued that she "wanted to have the perfect fairytale be imperfect human beings and still be loved because of that" but the show didn't totally reflect that. "It wasn't edited that way, but that's OK. I love showing the sides of who I am," Clare concluded.

Overall, it seems Clare has qualms with The Bachelorette, but remains thankful that it led her to Dale. Per E! Newsthe newly-rekindled lovebirds spent Clare's 40th birthday together on a romantic weekend in Napa. Seems like Clare can at least cheers to staying true to herself!