It looks like he was there for the right reasons.
Dale Moss revealed that he only joined the cast on the reality show after seeing now-fiancee Clare Crawley announced as The Bachelorette on Good Morning America.
The 32-year-old former NFL wide receiver appeared on the Raising the Bar With Alli and Adrian podcast as he said that he had never signed up to be on the ABC romance competition reality show but was nominated.
Here for the right reasons: Dale Moss revealed that he only joined the cast on the reality show after seeing now-fiancee Clare Crawley announced as The Bachelorette on Good Morning America
Moss said: ‘Now, I could have never planned what happened because I was nominated.
‘I never actually signed up. And I turned it down over, and over, and over again. And I actually finally committed to it four days before everyone was supposed to leave for the show.
‘And the only reason I committed to it was because Clare was announced as Bachelorette at that time.’
He insisted that he didn’t ever seriously consider throwing his name in the hat until seeing 39-year-old Clare on television in March 2020 and feeling like he had to meet her.
‘She was so confident and passionate about it’: The 32-year-old former NFL pro insisted that he didn’t ever seriously consider throwing his name in the hat until seeing 39-year-old Clare on television in March 2020 and feeling like he had to meet her
Shocking: Moss famously proposed to Crawley very early on in the season
The former pro athlete said: ‘She was so confident and passionate about it.
‘And I know that she had been through this before, but I felt by watching her that this was her time and she was exactly where she was meant to be.’
Things seem to be going swimmingly between the engaged couple as they even took a ‘monumental step’ in their relationship as hairdresser Clare gave Moss his ‘last haircut of 2020’ weeks ago.
Sharing a photo of the pair at Clare’s former place of employment, the De Facto Salon in California, Moss was ready to enter a new year with a fresh look as he placed his trust in Crawley.
Snip snip: Things seem to be going swimmingly between the engaged couple as they even took a ‘monumental step’ in their relationship as hairdresser Clare gave Moss his ‘last haircut of 2020’ weeks ago
Moss posted a mirror snap of him sitting in the hairdresser chair in a smock with black jeans.
An eager-looking Crawley stood behind him in a pair of leggings and a white shirt with her razor in hand.
The former football wide receiver and model rested his hand on his locks as he gave a grimace.
He captioned the photo, ‘Today is a monumental step in @clarecrawley & my relationship. Her first time ever cutting my hair and my last haircut of 2020! #NewYearNewMe #winning.’
Trust: A little hesitant Moss said ‘You’re making me nervous,’ while teasing it could ‘turn into an argument’
Good hair: Moss made a Beyonce reference to her lyric ‘Becky with the good hair,’ as he called himself ‘Dalé with the good hair’
#NewMe: Ahead of the New Year he hashtagged the popular phrase ‘New Year new me,’ as he hoped to go into 2021 strong
Sharing some behind the scenes footage on his story he told Clare, ‘You’re making me nervous,’ while joking that it may ‘turn into an argument,’ as she said, ‘No it would never turn into an argument,’ while lovingly putting her hand on him.
He wrote on the video that his ‘trust level’ was ‘100’ as he teased getting his fresh cut.
Clare then moved onto the shampooing stage of the process as he made a Beyonce reference and called himself ‘Dalé with the good hair.’
The two spent the Christmas holiday in his hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota as Crawley said, ‘I pray that no matter what these holidays look like for you this year, you are able to share + feel the love regardless of circumstances!,’ while posting a snowy kissing snap.
Speaking about their whirlwind romance to People, she said: ‘This is the happiest time in my life. Everything [since] has been even more reaffirming of why I chose him.’
Loved up: The pair celebrated Christmas in Dale’s hometown Sioux Falls before jetting to California ahead of the New Year; pictured in a November photoshoot
Moss added, ‘We have love and we have the foundation and we can figure everything else out. I got you just like you got me.’
Crawley fell head over heels for Dale within the first few episodes of the season, making it known she had no interest in pursuing any of the other men which culminated in a swift proposal.
Tayshia Adams, 30, was ushered in halfway through the season as the new Bachelorette as Crawley congratulated her love journey after last Tuesday’s finale:
‘Everybody is so deserving of it, and I really do hope she finds her person and she has the beginning of an amazing love story.’
Life together: ‘This is the happiest time in my life. Everything [since] has been even more reaffirming of why I chose him,’ Crawley said of her choice to go with Moss from the beginning