Clare Crawley’s third bid to find love on reality TV proved unsuccessful. Despite that, she’s remaining upbeat and optimistic. Early Monday morning, after Sunday night’s episode of Bachelor in Paradise showed her leaving the show after not getting a rose, Clare posted a lengthy Instagram message in which she thanked her supporters for their love and support.
“Many thanks to everyone in the Bachelor world for giving me the opportunity to take risks and share it with everyone along the way! I am forever grateful from the bottom of my heart!”
Clare attached to her message a quote from William Arthur Ward about how one should take risks.
“To laugh is to risk appearing a fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out to another is to risk involvement. To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure. But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”
Clare’s Bachelor in Paradise co-star Tenley Molzahn, who received a rose from Joshua Albers on the last episode and thus got to stay on the show for now, showed her support by writing Clare a simple message, saying, “I love you!!!!”
Clare responded in kind, with “xoxo love you Ten!”
Renee Oteri, who met Clare on The Bachelor when they were both competing for Juan Pablo Galavis, also sent Clare a loving message.
“Love you sister!” she wrote.
“[L]ove you so much! Reunited sooon!!!!!!!!! Is this real life!!!” Clare replied.
Michelle Money, who was on the first season of Bachelor in Paradise with Clare, tweeted a shout out to Clare.
I would like to send a shoutout to @Clare_Crawley for never giving up on love and being a class act and always being a strong woman!— Michelle Money (@MoneyMichelle) August 24, 2015
Clare responded that Michelle is a class act and strong woman herself.
Takes one to know one
Clare also recognized the bright side of leaving paradise. She thanked the show for giving her such amazing memories.
Going home to a sand-less bed, air condish, and family that I love- not mad at that! Thank you @BachParadise for the amazing memories!!— Clare Crawley (@Clare_Crawley) August 24, 2015
Clare Crawley was the runner-up on Juan Pablo Galavis’ season of The Bachelor. She then joined the first season of Bachelor in Paradise. Clare fell for Zack Kalter and thought that they had a strong and secure connection. When Zack made clear that he wanted to put a brake on their relationship, Clare left the show in tears. On Season 2, Mikey Tenerelli expressed a strong interest in Clare early on, and they went on a fun date, but Clare wasn’t interested in him romantically. She then went on a date with Jared Haibon, an alum from Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of The Bachelorette. Despite Clare’s interest in him, Jared ultimately decided that she was too old for him. Perhaps a third season of Bachelor in Paradise is in Clare’s future?
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