Bachelor Winter Games Gave Us the Best Bachelor Engagement of All Time
Avid Bachelor franchise fans know Clare Crawley well. Her first stint, on Juan Pablo's season of The Bachelor, ended disastrously because Juan Pablo was objectively the worst. But we always knew there was someone out there for sweet, smart Crawley, even as we watched her try and fail to find love on two seasons of Bachelor in Paradise.
Finally, Crawley's time has come. On the first season of the new Bachelor spin-off, The Bachelor Winter Games, things didn't look good for Crawley. She was caught between two men: Benoit-Beausejour Savard, from Canada, and Christian Rauch, from Germany. On the second episode, she and Savard had a heartbreaking, tearful breakup as Crawley revealed that she wanted to pursue things with Rauch, and Savard packed his bags and went home. Later in the episode, however, Rauch revealed his true colors and basically told Crawley she was pretty, but not much else. (And she still accepted his rose after that? Come on, Clare!)
It looked like Crawley's fourth attempt at finding reality TV love would fail as well... until last night's "The World Tells All" special. Finally, Crawley got her happy ending.
During the show, host Chris Harrison revealed that Crawley found love after the show.
"The second I got back to Sacramento, I checked my phone, and I had a message from a guy," Crawley explained. "Timing was so off, but it was so perfect for me because it was a man that just cared about if I was OK."
At that moment, Savard was brought out from backstage. He and Crawley exchanged I love yous, and he told her, "You’re the strongest woman I’ve ever met in my entire life," as he got down on one knee. It truly was one of the most heartfelt and perfect proposals we've ever seen on a Bachelor show.
For now, Crawley and Savard are in a long-distance relationship, while she's still in Sacramento and he's in Montreal. But they're looking for a place to live together and have their happy ending. Congrats, Clare and Benoit!