As The Bachelorette spoilers predicted, Clare Crawley essentially got engaged and bowed out of the show early in 2020.
Crawley was replaced by Tayshia Adams, who finished the job of doling out the roses and ended up engaged herself.
In this most bizarre year for the series, and in general, a double shot at lasting love is just what Bachelor Nation needed.
Sadly, it was not to be for Clare. Already.
When Clare and Dale Moss broke up, it was one of those moments that shocks you and at the same time, doesn't at all.
Why? It's just the nature of the beast.
If Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum split, after starting a beautiful family together, that tells you all you need to know.
Even in the best circumstances, it's tough.
This is a dating competition throwing two people together under a pretense that is literally impossible to sustain over time.
Can they transition into real life, establish a new normal and make it work? Sure they can, but often times, they fall short.
Which stars made their true love last?
Which ones fell in love so hard, yet flamed out so hilariously fast you can barely even call it a relationship? (Sorry, Clare.)
And what about everyone in between?
We have ranked the 17 Bachelorette stars based on who was most successful at finding love during her stint as queen.
See how they stack up from worst to first, and see if Tayshia can still succeed where so many others have failed ...
Our most recent Bachelorette, Hannah Brown a.k.a. Hannah Beast a.k.a. Alabama Hannah a.k.a. Beast Mode, comes in first, or last, depending on your point of view. Hannah got engaged to Jed Wyatt on The Bachelorette, but that was over by the time we got to the After the Final Rose special, at which point she asked out runner-up Tyler Cameron. (That short-lived romance fizzled also.) Hopefully Clare can clear this very low bar.
Bachelorette Jen Schefft broke up with winner Jerry Ferris on the After the Rose special because she just "wasn't feeling it." Not even making it to the day after the finale? As we saw with Hannah Brown, Jen set a low bar set for everyone else at least.
Emily Maynard and Jef Holm broke up just a few months after his proposal in 2012. He was never the right guy anyway. Should've picked Sean Lowe. Not that she or Sean (who is happily married to Catherine Giudici, who he met on The Bachelor) are overthinking it right now. Sean and Catherine are about as happy as a couple can be, while Emily has since married and had a bunch of kids with Tyler Johnson.
Clare and Dale knew each other for about two weeks... then got engaged... and then broke up a few months later. So sad. According to sources, Crawley wanted to live in Sacramento and Moss was content in New York City and they could not come to an agreement over how to handle the long distance relationship. File that under shocking, yet not at all. There have also been a number of allegations re: Moss' cheating, although it's unclear whether those reports have merit, as well as how and when the couple actually broke up.
Andi Dorfman found love with Josh Murray on The Bachelorette, a move that she seemed destined to make from the start despite a lot of red flags. The heart wants what it wants, we suppose ... including breakups. Unfortunately, their engagement ended after only six months or so.
DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak broke up seven months after their finale aired. Silver linings: Her journey introduced us to Jason Mesnick, one of the more popular contestants in franchise history, and DeAnna went on to marry Stephen Stagliano, a high school teacher and the twin brother of former Bachelorette contestant Mike Stagliano!
We can't put Tayshia Adams any higher on this list, since her journey just unfolded on ABC, but she and Zac Clark are engaged and head over heels in love. Nothing is guaranteed, but we don't see these two flaming out as fast as some of the mismatches we've seen on this franchise. Or possibly at all! It's been a solid six months or so since they met on the show, and hopefully, they'll be a lot higher on this list as their relationship grows over time.
Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski broke up one year after their finale aired. Swiderski later appeared on Bachelor Pad. Jillian now appears on HGTV's Love it or List it Too.
Meredith Phillips, the second Bachelorette, chose Ian McKee as her groom. The two broke up just over a year later, with little fanfare.
Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez made out a lot. Then they made it one year and three months before going their separate ways. Pretty decent compared to some Bachelor flame-outs.
Haters and recurring breakup rumors be damned, Kaitlyn Bristowe and final rose recipient Shawn Booth lasted three whole years ... which is a long time for any relationship. Then they broke up in November 2018.
Until August 2020, Becca and Garrett were one of six Bachelorette couples still together. Now we're down to five, or a 33.3% success rate (5/15), not including Clare or Tayshia. While they outlasted skeptics' predictions, and seemed happy as clams for two years, there were just too many differing world views and life choices to overcome for Barrett/Gecca.
Ashley and J.P. Rosenbaum got engaged in 2011 and married in 2012 in a special that aired on ABC. They were married and living happily ever after, through thick and thin, or so we thought, until they blindsided Bachelor Nation with the announcement of their impending divorce in October 2020. The parents of two remain a huge success story for the show, albeit a sobering reminder that even nine-year relationships aren't destined to succeed forever.
She's still engaged to Jordan Rodgers and sure seems happy about it, all these years later, despite many of their critics assuming this relationship was DOA. Still no wedding, but the joke is most definitely on those of us assuming that these two would be over by the time tabloids moved on to the next season. Not so at all.
The long-term love game appears to be a reality for Rachel Lindsay, who went public with fiancee Bryan Abasolo following the Season 13 finale two years ago. They've been going strong ever since their season came to an end, and got married in the summer of 2019! Congrats!
Desiree Hartsock, after famously settling for her second choice on The Bachelorette, Chris Siegfried, proved that nice guys do in fact finish first. They went on to make a successful relationship happen, no matter how unlikely that seemed on ABC. Sometimes when one door closes, a better one opens. They're married as of 2015 and have a family together!
Trista Sutter, the OB (ehhh, that's original Bachelorette), wins this one by a long shot! She and hubby Ryan Sutter have been married for almost 15 years. Fifteen! The first-ever Bachelorette makes for an unbeatable standard-bearer in terms of pure longevity.