It's the first time Dale has addressed the split.
After a week of rumors flying about Dale Moss and Clare Crawley’s breakup, his publicist finally issued a statement to People on Oct. 4 to tell the model’s side of the story. The rep clarified the timeline of the split, claimed that Crawley blocked Moss’ phone number, and seemingly alluded to the report that Moss hooked up with Bachelor in Paradise cast member Abigail Heringer while he was dating Crawley. (Elite Daily previously reached out to Heringer’s rep for comment on the rumored incident but didn’t hear back.)
"Dale and Clare broke up in mid-September when Clare was in New York City spending time with him," the statement began. "Clare then chose to fly home to Sacramento and asked Dale to send her things. A couple of weeks later, Clare's mother's condition worsened, and Dale chose to immediately fly out to Sacramento to be with her." (Lilia Crawley has dementia and Alzheimer’s; she was previously staying in an assisted living facility and is currently in hospice care.)
"Dale flew to Sacramento last Tuesday morning [Sept. 28] to be with Clare, her mother and their family," the statement continued. "On Wednesday [Sept. 29], Dale flew to Los Angeles for a work obligation and had every intention to travel back to Sacramento to be with her but his number was blocked, which made it impossible to communicate with Clare. It is unfortunate that the next time Dale heard anything from Clare it was on social media."
The rep may have been referring to Crawley’s Sept. 30 Instagram post, in which she did not name her ex-fiancé, but wrote, “I am just thankful for the people in my life who offer genuine unconditional love with no personal gain, and stand by me through thick and thin. ESPECIALLY WHEN THE CAMERAS ARE OFF with no accolades.”
The statement also appeared to address Moss and Heringer’s rumored hookup. "Dale has chosen not to speak publicly regarding all these reports because he wants to give Clare and her family the respect they need during this difficult time.” While Heringer herself hasn’t publicly spoken out about the drama either, fans believe she may have been laughing about it in an Oct. 3 video posted by her Paradise ex-boyfriend Noah Erb. Despite the reported infidelity, a source claimed to Us Weekly on Oct. 1 that Heringer and Moss are just friends.
Ultimately, the rep concluded with a reference to Moss’ own mother, Delores Moss, who died in 2017. “Dale knows what it is like to watch a mother's health deteriorate over time, and how devastating that is. He hopes that people will understand the current situation enough to respect everyone's privacy during this time. He wishes Clare nothing but the best, and he is keeping her and her family in his thoughts and prayers."
Crawley and her rep have yet to respond.