Season 16 of The Bachelorette is officially underway, and though most viewers know a spoiler or two about how Clare Crawley’s time on the show is about to go, the premiere episode still left us with many questions on what’s to come.
We can admit the first episode on Tuesday night was a bit bland, but the teaser for the upcoming weeks truly sheds a light on all the drama headed our way this season. Beyond Clare Crawley and Dale Moss‘ romance blossoming and Chris Harrison delivering the intense line, “Congratulations, you’ve just blown up The Bachelorette,” another moment ahead is especially spicy.
In the latest trailer, we see Clare is about to get into a fight with one of the contestants. We obviously don’t know from the clip who she’s referring to, but she angrily states in the shot, “Sick! Sick! Sick!”
Clare then addresses the camera, saying, “I don’t care what I’ve done. To sit there and say I’m the oldest Bachelorette, guess what? I’m the oldest Bachelorette that’s 39 that’s standing here that’s single, because I didn’t settle for men like that!”
Check out the full trailer below.
This feud between Clare and another contestant is seemingly one of the most dramatic moments of the season, and no doubt will continue to be played up in the promos. But who is exactly is she talking about? Who calls Clare Crawley the “oldest Bachelorette”?
Who does Clare fight with on The Bachelorette?
The identity of who Clare Crawley is fighting with is obviously supposed to be a mystery. By the premiere episode alone, we didn’t sense any bad vibes between her and any of the contestants, however there was some cattiness.
Viewers will remember that Clare had to have a serious conversation with Tyler C. and Yosef, after Tyler C. accused Yosef of sending flirty DMs to women prior to the show starting to film. Clare did the best she could to solve the issue, and in the end she sent Tyler C. home during the rose ceremony.
Beyond that little blip in the premiere, no other real red flags were evident (if you’re not counting a few cringe-worthy limo entrances). So since we’re unsure of who the man fighting with Clare could be, we’re turning to Reality Steve.
*Spoilers ahead for The Bachelorette season 16.*
TV guru Reality Steve, if you weren’t aware, is a known spoiler for various reality shows, including The Bachelor franchise. When revealing what he knows about this season of The Bachelorette, he did drop some dirt on Yosef Aborady.
In a blog post from late September, Steve claims that Yosef is sent home by the third rose ceremony, however his elimination doesn’t come during the ceremony. Instead, he’s kicked off after getting into a fight with Clare. Hm, could it be the fight?
Here’s what Reality Steve has to say on the situation:
And technically Yosef was eliminated before a rose ceremony because he gets into it with Clare about one of the group dates he wasn’t even a part of. … I’ll be curious to see exactly what they show of his conversation with Clare (some of which we’ve seen in the promos), but I’ve been told it wasn’t pretty, he called her names, and all around rude to her, so she kicked him off the show. [Let’s] see exactly what they show.
Needless to say, Yosef is someone to look out for this season (not in a good way). And in a new post Reality Steve shared after the premiere episode, he explicitly confirms that Yosef is who Clare is fighting with in the promo clip. He explains:
The issue with Yosef is way more to do with what he does when he’s actually on the show, not what he did pre-show. … And yeah, in case you couldn’t tell, the clip they’ve showed a 1000 times of Clare going off saying “…because of men like that!” is her response to Yosef after he goes off on her.
Of course, what Reality Steve is alleging is not confirmed by ABC to be true, but most of the time, he’s right. Interpret his reports as you will, but it fully seems like Yosef is the guy who calls Clare the “oldest Bachelorette.” What a jerk!
We’ll have to continue tuning into The Bachelorette every Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. EST to let the drama roll.