Finding her inner strength. Claire Crowley spoke about her mental health after leaving hen-party in 2020.
Posting a Q&A with fans through her Instagram story on Tuesday, September 13, the former bachelor who starred on season 16 of the reality show before she was replaced Taishia Adams – confessed when asked if she regrets the time spent on the show.
“I’ve been in one of the darkest places below[s] in my life after the show for sure. For some time [sic]”, the 41-year-old hairdresser frankly shared. “I also have a lot of PTSD from a lot of things that I haven’t shared publicly.”
However, Crowley noted that she overcomes adversity and credits herself for her ability to bounce back from the hardships life throws at her.
“I will say what I am proud of is SUSTAINABILITY. I refuse to let anything get the best of me and put me down,” the TV presenter added, demonstrating that, ultimately, she has no doubts about her decision to star in the series. “I have drawn strength from the most difficult things in my life and therefore I live without regrets.”
The California native who also teased a potential memoir about his time on hen-party – talked about how she managed to create a happy life for herself two years after the show.
“I [sic] spent a LOT of time healing deep wounds and working on herself to create her own happiness…and continue to do so as needed,” Crowley replied to a fan who commented that she “finally looks[s] happy.”
“It’s nice to be in a place where I have a full bucket instead of drained and sucked to the bottom,” ABC’s alum added.
Part of the happiness in Crowley’s life is her new boyfriend. Ryan Dawkinswhich she showed off during a Q&A session on Tuesday, posting a retro video of her smiling while hugging him.
“They met about a year ago and started out as friends,” the source said exclusively. Us weekly earlier this month. “She wanted to keep it under wraps until she was ready to introduce him as her new boyfriend. Close friends and family had known about it for months, but it was her secret.”
The insider added that the couple “lay a solid foundation,” noting that Dawkins, 45, is “mature, career-minded and a good father. He’s not for the fame, which makes him different from her past relationships.”
Crowley is known to be out of season hen-party in October 2020 after finding love with a member Dale Moss. After a series of ups and downs, the reality TV stars announced their departure after a year.
Although she had a fling with the runner-up in season 16. Blake Moines earlier this year, an exclusive source said Us that the two “never officially met” and just “enjoyed[ing] each other’s company” during their life together. They broke up in August.
As for her romance with Dawkins, the couple went official on Instagram earlier this month when Crowley shared a cute video of the two of them jamming in the car. “His 💗,” she signed. clip.