‘The Bachelorette’: Chris Harrison Says Clare Crawley’s Ending Is ‘Turbulent’

Bachelor Nation fans were hyped when Clare Crawley was named the next bachelorette. The 39-year-old hairdresser from Sacramento, California was clear about her expectations and what she wanted from the reality series. So despite the franchise’s tendency to prioritize drama in recent seasons, viewers hoped Crawley would receive her happily ever after. But recently, host Chris Harrison revealed Crawley’s Bachelorette ending will be “turbulent” and “wild.” 

[Spoiler alert: The Bachelorette Season 16.]

What Chris Harrison says about Clare Crawley’s season of ‘The Bachelorette’

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Fans have been buzzing about The Bachelorette Season 16 since Crawley was first announced. But the excitement exploded once rumors about Crawley and Tayshia Adams emerged. According to multiple reports, Adams became the new bachelorette when Crawley fell in love with one of her contestants early in the season. 

Nevertheless, Harrison was unable to confirm or deny the rumors. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight published on Sept. 29, the Bachelor Nation host noted Adams was “not not the bachelorette.” 

Then when speaking with Access, he avoided answering whether Crawley left early to be with her final pick. But regardless, Harrison wanted fans to know Crawley did not pull any punches when it came to her love story.

“Being a little older, she’s been through this,” Harrison said of Crawley. “She wasn’t here to mess around. This is not about the pageantry. Not about the pomp and circumstance… or even The Bachelorette. She wanted to find love.”

He continued, “To that end, she was going to do whatever it took, whenever she found it, however she found it. And she was dead serious about it.”

Chris Harrison reveals what he thinks about Clare Crawley’s ending on ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 16

'The Bachelorette' Season 16 star Clare Crawley
Clare Crawley from ‘The Bachelorette’ | ABC/Maarten de Boer

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While Crawley took her time on The Bachelorette seriously, it’s still possible season 16 won’t have a traditional ending. Then in the above interview with Entertainment Tonight, Harrison revealed what fans can expect moving forward.

“Clare took us on a journey, the likes of which we have never seen,” he said. “This will be a rollercoaster ride unlike any other.”

He also claimed Bachelor Nation isn’t ready to see what happened inside The Bachelorette bubble. “It is unlike anything we have ever seen on this show before,” Harrison said. “I know I say that sometimes. But I truly think we have outdone ourselves this time.”

Harrison was also asked whether Crawley will receive a happy ending. Then The Bachelorette host hinted the lead’s love story is still ongoing. “That remains to be seen,” Harrison said. 

Meanwhile, Harrison shared his own reaction to Crawley’s Bachelorette ending, and he only had four words. “Turbulent. Tumultuous. Dramatic. Wild,” he said.

‘The Bachelorette’ Season 16 will be released in October 2020

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In all honesty, Harrison’s comments about Crawley’s ending are a bit worrisome, considering they are the same words he used to describe Peter Weber’s season of The Bachelor

“It’s a wild, turbulent ending. You won’t predict how this comes to a conclusion,” Harrison told The Hollywood Reporter about Weber’s season in January 2020. “It’s a wild ride. It is a turbulent, wild, emotional, gut-wrenching ride right up until the very end.”

But whatever happens to Crawley on The Bachelorette Season 16, it’s clear the lead will do everything in her power to find her person. So stay tuned. The new season begins Tuesday, Oct. 13. 

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