It was not love at first sight for Clare Crawley and Benoît Beauséjour Savard when they met on Bachelor Winter Games — at least not for Clare. While Benoît was immediately smitten by the 36-year-old hairstylist from Sacramento, Clare was distracted by her own German Juan Pablo (better known as Christian Rauch).
Ultimately, the love triangle proved too much for our sweet Canadian Benoît, 29, who quit the show when he realized Clare was just not that into him. However, it wasn’t long before the jacuzzi date that never was ruined Clare’s chances at happiness with Christian and she quit the show as well. Fast forward to the World Tells All special, and Bachelor fans were in for a surprise when it was revealed that Clare and Benoît reconnected after filming.
And not only that, Benoît was ready to pop the question. “The first day I met you, I didn’t believe in love at first sight,” he said during his proposal. “You’re the strongest woman I’ve ever met in my entire life. I know you’ve been through a lot and there’s going to be issues everywhere… I want to be beside you because we’ll be a lot stronger together. You never give up on love and this is the best thing about you and I will never give up on you.”