Clare Crawley, the former lead of The Bachelorette, has some exciting news to share with her fans. She and her husband Ryan Dawkins, the founder and CEO of Mascot Sports, are expecting their first child together through a surrogate. In this blog post, we will delve into the details of their pregnancy announcement, their unique love story, and their future plans.
How They Shared the Pregnancy News
Clare Crawley and Ryan Dawkins unveiled their pregnancy on Instagram on July 12, 2023. They posted a heartwarming video where Clare can be seen hanging laundry with Ryan, and amidst the clothes, there is a baby onesie that reads “Worth the wait.” The camera zooms in on the onesie before revealing Clare and Ryan sharing a kiss. Clare accompanied the video with a heartfelt message, revealing that they had kept their pregnancy journey a secret until that moment. She expressed:
“Our laundry is about to get a whole lot cuter in 2024!! ✨ This truly is what my dreams are made of! I can’t express how challenging it was to keep this secret, as I’ve shared the last decade of my life with all of you. This journey, however, is one that Ryan and I have held close to our hearts as we navigated the uncertain path of IVF and everything that comes with it until this point. I can’t wait to share our experience with you soon. Until then, we are immensely grateful to @eggwhisperer for making miracles happen! ✨
Baby Dawkins will arrive in January 2024 via our incredible surrogate angel!”
The video garnered over 1.2 million views and received thousands of congratulatory comments from friends, family, and fans.
Their Journey to Love
Clare Crawley and Ryan Dawkins crossed paths in 2019 through a mutual friend who arranged a blind date for them. They immediately hit it off and began dating. Unlike Clare’s previous high-profile romances on The Bachelor franchise, they chose to keep their relationship private. They moved in together in San Francisco in 2020 and became engaged in December 2020. They exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony in Hawaii in February 2021. Clare shared stunning photos from their wedding day on Instagram, writing:
“I’ve waited a very long time for this special day… and it was worth every single moment. 💕 Ryan Dawkins, you are my everything, and I am profoundly thankful to call you my husband. Thank you for loving me unconditionally and being my rock through thick and thin. You are my dream come true. ✨”
Ryan also shared heartwarming photos from their wedding on his Instagram, expressing:
“Today, I married my best friend, my soulmate, my partner in crime. Clare Crawley, you are the most beautiful woman I have ever met, inside and out. You make me a better man every day. I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together. I love you more than words can say. 💕”
Their Future Plans
Clare Crawley and Ryan Dawkins are eagerly anticipating the arrival of their baby girl, expected in January 2024. While they haven’t disclosed their baby’s name, they’ve shared glimpses of their ultrasound visits on Instagram. On September 15, 2023, Clare posted a photo of herself and Ryan holding hands while gazing at the ultrasound screen, sharing:
“It’s a wonderful day!! Got to see our baby girl on the ultrasound, and my heart is melting! She’s doing great and has the cutest little lips!”
Ryan also shared a photo of himself kissing Clare’s forehead while cradling the ultrasound image, writing:
“I feel so blessed to have these two amazing ladies in my life. Can’t wait to meet our baby girl soon. She’s already stolen my heart.”
Clare has expressed her excitement about becoming a mother for the first time, telling People magazine:
“I’ve always dreamt of being a mother, a dream I’ve had since I was a little girl. I believe now is the perfect time for me to embark on this new chapter in my life. I’m fully prepared to embrace motherhood, with all its joys and challenges.”
Ryan, who is already a father to two daughters from a previous marriage, ages 8 and 11, has also shared his enthusiasm for expanding their family, stating to People magazine:
“I’m thrilled to welcome another daughter. I adore being a ‘girl dad.’ It’s an incredible experience. I can’t wait to witness Clare as a mother; she’s going to excel at it. She possesses an abundance of love and compassion.”
Clare Crawley and Ryan Dawkins stand as an inspiring and endearing couple in the realm of celebrities. They’ve surmounted various obstacles and hurdles in their lives, finding true happiness in each other’s company. Their journey, including their decision to welcome a child via surrogate, underscores their bravery and resilience. We extend our warmest congratulations to Clare and Ryan as they embark on this exciting new chapter of their lives.