DeAnna Pappas, who was the Bachelorette in 2008 and appeared on Clare‘s season to provide her with some guidance, appeared on fellow Bachelor Nation stars Ashley Iaconetti and Ben Higgins‘ podcast Almost Famous to reveal how Clare is doing amid all the backlash from viewers.
To catch you up, it was confirmed during filming that Clare left the season early to be with – SPOILER ALERT – contestant Dale Moss.
DeAnna now says that Clare is having a hard time dealing with all the haters.
“On most days, she’s feeling really down about the things that people are saying about her online and the editing of the show,” DeAnna admitted. “So, actually, the girls and I, we all sent her some flowers today just to let her know that we love her and this is a blip.”
DeAnna, who is married to Stephen Stagliano, also seemingly teased that Clare and Dale are still going strong.
“Whatever the outcome is tomorrow night, she’s going to walk away and she’s gonna be able to move on and hopefully have someone that she genuinely loves and can be with and people will forget about this,” DeAnna explained. “They’ll move on.”
Because of Election Night coverage, the new episode of The Bachelorette is airing this week on Thursday, November 5th at 8pm ET on ABC.