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Clare Crawley Discusses Her 'Messy' Breakup with Dale Moss

Clare Crawley Discusses Her 'Messy' Breakup with Dale Moss

Clare Crawley is getting candid about her breakup with Dale Moss.

The 40-year-old Bachelorette star discussed her relationship with the 33-year-old model during an episode of Jana Kramer‘s Whine Down podcast on Thursday (October 21), telling the host that one of her biggest regrets from her time on the show was “trusting the process.”

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“My biggest regret is trusting the process, trusting a man — a man’s words and who he showed me he was,” she said. “I don’t think that that’s a regret, like, I trusted somebody, I believed somebody that they were who they said they were or that they would hold up to the promises that they make when they get down on one knee.”

She continued, “I don’t know if that’s a regret, I loved, and have always had such a deep love for, Dale, and A) he doesn’t go away overnight and B) I don’t regret that I loved loving him.”

Clare went on to describe what it was like going through her breakup with Dale so publicly, only five months after they had announced their engagement.

“It can get very messy and very icky, and I always try to err on the side of taking the high road, even when there are a lot of things I could say,” she explained, before bringing up a statement Dale‘s rep had issued claiming that she had blocked his number.

“I wish people knew both sides, you know, because it’s easy for a publicist or a source to put out a narrative of what they want their client or friend to look like and appear to, especially when your career is based, and dreams are based, on being in the public eye. But things are hurtful and I’m human, so it does affect me.”

“It’s very impersonal to be putting out statements and articles,” she added. “I think you both know the truth. I know the truth, he knows the truth. You know what happens behind closed doors, and when you know the truth, we know where your heart is, like, I don’t need a publicist speaking my side of the story. I don’t care for my side of the story, to be honest, to even be out there — even if I have receipts and proof, everything I need to show that I could really put it out there.”

“I think it just seems icky,” she said. “I think it seems icky when it’s like, ‘sources say,’ ‘the publicist says this,’ it’s just, why not talk to the person directly?”

Clare also said the breakup was complicated by her mother’s health condition and her own recovery from breast implant removal surgery.

“It’s painful when you feel like somebody who you love deeply doesn’t even have enough respect to take you to sit down and have a very vulnerable conversation and owning your stuff on both sides, you know, and just having a conversation,” the reality star said. “It’s hurtful because it’s like, ‘You think that little of me?’ But yet he supposedly loved me … Maybe that is the closure.”

She got emotional as she told Jana she would have never walked away from Dale.

“The one that gets me is, how do you say goodbye to somebody you never wanted to walk away from?” she said through tears. “Like I would have never walked… You’re having to say goodbye to somebody you don’t want to be saying goodbye to, you have to walk away from somebody you don’t want to walk away from. It’s hard, it’s painful.”

Following reports of the pair’s split earlier this month, Clare told fans she would be focusing on “grieving and healing.’

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