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'Bachelorette' Clare Crawley Reveals She Was in an Abusive Relationship

'Bachelorette' Clare Crawley Reveals She Was in an Abusive Relationship

Clare Crawley is getting candid about her love life.

The 39-year-old star of the upcoming season of The Bachelorette spoke out on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast on Tuesday (June 23).

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During the podcast, she revealed that she wants the “man of my dreams to see the worst of me.”

“I had just gone through a really, really abusive relationship going into Juan Pablo‘s season,” she admitted.

“I want the man of my dreams to see the worst of me, to know the worst of me. Not to have maybe compassion or anything like that, but to maybe see it’s not always easy and confident and strong and empowered,” she continued.

“There’s a lot that I went through that I want them to know the hard, ugly, embarrassing struggles of my life to appreciate the woman that I am today, and I want a man to love me for that, and not just for the easy makeup and hair…anybody can love you for the easy fun times and the smiles and the laughs.”

“I want somebody to love me for all the hard stuff that I’ve been through. It’s been something that I’ve hidden for so many years, but until I’ve owned that part of my life and looked at the stuff I’ve been through as shame, but to look at it as my superpower, and these are the things that have made the woman that I am today.”

Click here to listen to the full episode.

Here’s how Clare‘s upcoming season is being described…

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