‘The Bachelorette’: Clare Crawley Reveals How She Feels About Tayshia Adams as Bachelorette

This season of The Bachelorette has begun and Clare Crawley is on her way to finding love. Before the season premiered, rumors began swirling that Crawley quit filming just two weeks in and had to be replaced by Tayshia Adams. Now, Crawley is opening up about how she feels about Adams as Bachelorette.

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What happened with Clare Crawley?

A few weeks into filming, rumors began circulating that Crawley fell in love with Dale Moss and locked herself in a closet in order to get out of filming. Now that the season has started airing, Crawley has been able to speak on the matter.

“I did not quit the show,” she told Entertainment Tonight . “I stayed the whole time, I went, I did what I was going to do there. I showed up, I didn’t quit anything.”

And she claimed that she never locked herself in a closet.

“I can promise you I did not lock myself in a closet,” Crawley continued. “That was one [rumor] I heard that I was throwing a fit and I locked myself in a closet.”

Though Crawley has yet to confirm if she left the show with Moss or not, she has said that the connection she felt when meeting him was unlike any she had ever experienced.

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“That was something that you can’t really anticipate with anybody, you don’t know,” she said. [But I didn’t know] like, was he feeling that? Are we on the same page?

“Usually in my experience as relationships go, there’s always somebody that’s ahead of the other person,” she said. “It’s really rare that you connect on that same page at the same time, so it was just — it was one of those magical things that I guess just happens.”

How does Clare feel about Tayshia being the Bachelorette?

Adams replacing Crawley has not officially been announced so Crawley has not been able to confirm it. But in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, she revealed that she had always been in favor of Adams in the role.

“I wanted Tayshia as the Bachelorette… like, I support her,” Crawley told the outlet. “I think she’s beautiful, I think she’s a very grounded woman, a woman who knows what she wants. I completely support that, I supported her….I’ve wanted to her to be the Bachelorette forever. I always was for that.”

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Previously, Crawley got into a bit of hot water after she liked a tweet that suggested that Adams would be the Bachelorette. But Crawley claims that she had nothing to do with that and that a friend was running her social accounts during filming.

“The truth is I don’t even know [why it happened], her and I have not even talked about it,” she said. “I didn’t even think it was that big of a deal, I think slip-ups happen. Whether she meant to or didn’t mean to…we haven’t even talked about it.

“I would admit if I was the one that did it,” she continued. “I would totally own it, because I’ve said it before on my Twitter… I wanted Tayshia as the Bachelorette.”