Clare Crawley is letting fan know how she’s doing after her public split from Dale Moss. During an IG Live, the Bachelorette alum revealed that she’d been “struggling” with anxiety, but that she wanted to go public in a bid to help others.
The 39-year-old said: “I think when you open yourself up to share what you’re going through, not as a victim but as, like, vulnerability and more as just, like, the human side of you, with your friends, with your family, with the public, with people, as much as you want to share — mine more so happens to be a lot more public than most people — but I think when we share our struggles, it gives people the opportunity to relate to it and to share their struggles.”
Following her appearance on the Bachelorette, there was a rough social media backlash against her, then came the split from her fiancé, and her mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s, with a pandemic thrown in for good measure. She said: “I’m getting to the point now where I’m trying really hard to come back from that and make a U-turn because it’s a dark place to be in when you’ve got a lot of stuff compiled on each other.”
She added: “My idea of love and to be loved is to have all of our things that we go through, all the stuff that we experienced in life, whether it’s whatever you want to call it, like, baggage, experience, traumas, whatever we go through, whatever we carry with us, show up with it.”
Moss is also sharing his side. On an IG Live Saturday, he said: “I talk so much with family and friends about everything that’s gone on. This situation with Clare, it’s f–king sucked, you know. And I think everyone looks for a right answer, a right way to handle these things, someone for guidance and there really f—king isn’t one.”
He added: “This has f–king rocked me. I felt so many emotions, so much guilt, but also so much confusion, so much hurt, and I know that we both have. And looking for so many answers before this even happened on how to make things better. But the reality of it is, life isn’t perfect. And we make mistakes. I’ve made a lot of them, I know we all do. My pops would always say you gotta hurt before you heal. I’ve been f–king hurting. A lot.”