Clare Crawley hit back at a fan who asked her if she was pregnant as she opened up about her recent wedding on Instagram.
‘I understand the good intentions behind this… but it is never ok to ask someone this IMO,’ she wrote in her response. ‘You never know what someone’s private/personal health journey is. I can promise you this… I will always share what I am comfortable sharing so you do not need to ask,’ she posted to her Stories, adding a prayer hands emoji.
The speculation was perhaps sparked by Clare, 41, revealing children were already in her life after a fan asked if she planned on starting a family in the future.
‘Children are in my present,’ she replied.
After fans expressed confusion over the response, Clare, who recently tied the knot with Ryan Dawkins after a three month engagement, clarified she was actually now a stepmother.
‘It is never ok to ask someone this’: Clare Crawley scolded a fan who asked her if she was pregnant as she opened up about her recent wedding on Instagram
‘Why say children are my present if you don’t want ppl to ask if you’re preg?’ one fan asked.
‘Because my husband has children. That makes me a step parent now to them and they are incredibly special to me. they count.’ she posted, adding a red heart emoji.
The pregnancy speculation also appeared to have been set off by a photo Clare posted from her medical appointment. ‘Ahh now I see where some of you were getting this from! Just at my weekly allergy shot,’ she clarified.
Clare also shared some details about her recent nuptials after a fan asked if the wedding was a ‘secret/surprise.’
‘It was not a secret and not a surprise to the people who we are close with. I’ve always said even publicly that I wanted a very intimate/micro wedding soon after we got engaged,’ she explained.
The Q&A came just days after Clare confirmed her marriage on Instagram with a photo from their beautiful nuptials.
‘Mr. and Mrs. Dawkins!’ wrote the beauty in her caption as she posed with her new husband.
They wed in her hometown of Sacramento, California.
The question came after Clare revealed that children were already in her life after a fan asked if she planned on starting a family in the future
Sparking confusion: Fans were perplexed after Clare stated children were currently ‘in my present’
Clearing things up: The former Bachelorette clarified she was now a stepmother after marrying Ryan Dawkins
Oh well! Clare maintained a positive note after one person called out her prior message
Clare wore a dress from Flares Bridal with a long white veil. Ryan went with a classic black suit and tie with matching sneakers.
They went Instagram official in September 2022 then became engaged the following month.
‘If I had to do this day over every single day for the rest of my life… I wouldn’t change a thing!’ she told People.
‘Happiest day of my life hands down!’ added the slender star.
This comes days after she shared her wedding dress had been stolen from her car.
‘In the moment, I was like Ughhhhh, what do I do?’ she wrote on Instagram.
‘And I thought, “It’s okay. It’s about the moment and what we’re celebrating. I can wear anything, and I’ll be happy that we’re getting married.”‘
She ended up with her ‘dream’ wedding look.
Wedded bliss: Clare recently married her fiancé of only three months
She was on The Bachelor in 2014 and later as ABC’s Bachelorette in 2020. The star was engaged to Dale Moss after meeting on The Bachelorette during season 16. They split in September 2021.
She then met Dawkins, a Mascot Sports CEO, in 2022.
They became engaged during the RiSE festival lantern release in Las Vegas, DailyMail reported exclusively, in October.
‘He proposed to Clare and she said yes right away, she was very excited,’ a source tells DailyMail. ‘Her smile lit up the night sky, it was very sweet.’
After DailyMail.com broke the news, she confirmed the engagement on Instagram.
‘He has held me in my darkness, loves me through my healing, and we now celebrate the light together! The easiest YES of my life ❤️,’ she wrote in her caption as he was seen down on one knee.
Happy at last: Here they are seen cuddling in late November as they looked at a fire
Future man and wife: ‘He proposed to Clare and she said yes right away, she was very excited,’ a source tells DailyMail. ‘Her smile lit up the night sky, it was very sweet’
In September Clare went Instagram official with Dawkins.
The beauty said at the time that he was the ‘perfect match’ for her.
She captioned the video with a pink heart as she wrote, ‘Him.’ The two are arm in arm and kissing as they are singing in the car.
They have also been seen together on trips to Mexico, where they kissed for an Instagram post, and to the mountains for a hiking trip, where they were seen hugging in a stream.
Selfie time: The lovebirds posed together for a selfie in the summer of 2022
So happy together: Seen on October 1. ‘Squeezed in some mountain time before it gets too cold to jump in!’ she captioned this post
The star met him a year ago and they became friends but soon began dating.
Crawley was briefly linked to another Bachelor Nation member, Blake Monar, in January.
And she used to be with Bachelor star Benoit Beauséjour-Savard from 2018’s Bachelor Winter Games.
The way they were: Crawley was last engaged to Bachelor star Dale Moss whom she split from for good in September 2021 after a bumpy relationship