The Bachelor's Clare: Juan Pablo and I Did Not Have Sex in the Ocean
by Robyn Ross
Juan Pablo, Clare
On Monday’s episode, the 32-year-old hairstylist — who had already received the group date rose — arrived at Juan Pablo’s hotel room for a late-night swim. The two then frolicked into the ocean, where it was clear they were having a good time, albeit with their bathing suits on. But during the next cocktail party, Juan Pablo told Clare that they should have never done what they did, causing Clare to cry.
Now speaking out, Clare said on a conference call Thursday that not only did the two keep their time together that night PG, but she has no regrets.
“I don’t think it was made clear by anybody that that’s not what happened … that wasn’t my intention going into it [and] everyone in the situation knows that’s not what happened,” Clare said. “I was doing something that was on my bucket list and I don’t regret it, to this second, even after this outcome…I just want the reality of it to be out there and the truth to be out there instead of the short clips people are seeing. I wanted to be able to elaborate on that.”
What Clare does question is Juan Pablo pulling her into his private pool for a swim while the other women were standing nearby during their group date. “Even just watching the episode, it still throws me off because I’m sitting here saying, ‘What did we do wrong?’ All the reasons he [gave] to me were [about] his daughter, but as you saw, he took me into his suite to go swimming in his pool. If anything, that to me is a little more questionable and I had doubts about that more so than the ocean. So it was unclear; there was no line drawn.”
Host Chris Harrison previously told TVGuide.com that he felt Juan Pablo was in the wrong. “It was not only confusing, but it was borderline rude,” Harrison said. “He didn’t see it that way. Even though he apologized later, I don’t think he really understood how cheap he made her feel.” When asked about his comments, Clare agreed with Harrison.
“I do agree with Chris Harrison. I think at the end of the day it’s your delivery on what you say and I don’t think that’s a language barrier,” she said. “I think it’s how you choose to make a woman feel. … You shouldn’t make a woman cry whether it’s right or wrong, and it was pretty bad at the time. He made me feel awful.”
The Bachelor airs on Mondays at 8/7c on ABC