The 33-year-old Bachelor Winter Games alum was engaged to Clare back in 2018 before they split and just recently opened up about Clare‘s turn as The Bachelorette, which has been filled with a lot of controversy and drama.
Speaking with fellow Bachelor stars Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti on their “Almost Famous” podcast, Benoit suggested that it was not Clare‘s decision to leave and revealed that the show isn’t showing people the real her.
“She has some good qualities than right now what we’ve seen it’s only [the] drama part,” he said. “Clare is a really deep person. She likes to get to know you on a really deeper level, which is not showing at all.”
Benoit adds that the Clare he and the audience is seeing on television is “not the Clare that I know” because of the dramatic editing.
“Put yourself into her shoes, you’re doing quarantine in a resort. This show’s a bit [of a] mindf***, you’re been there, it’s a lot to manage and I feel like at some point maybe she was overwhelmed by all of this,” he shared. “She felt super strong feelings with Dale and then this whole thing played out…There’s a little difference in the Clare that is shown on TV than the Clare that I know in real life.”
“I think ultimately it was production that came at her and said, ‘You know what, Clare, I feel like you’re not giving it a fair chance, you’re really into Dale [Moss] so we want you to be happy’ and they had like a common agreement on her maybe leaving the show but I feel like it wasn’t her ultimate decision.”
“I feel like there’s going to be more, they’re going to keep us in touch with what Clare has been going through,” he said. “It’s like two seasons at once at one point and hopefully we’re gonna see how it goes for these two … it’s not the end.”