"The Bachelorette" is the latest TV series to delay production in light of the coronavirus outbreak — and the newest star of the reality show, Clare Crawley, is speaking out.
"Well hello! Talk about most dramatic season ever! In all seriousness, Everyone's health is the most important priority at this time, and as I'm sure you've heard, we are pressing pause for now on filming 'The Bachelorette,'" the blonde beauty announced on Instagram.
The show, which was set to begin filming on March 13, will be delayed by at least two weeks.
"We are taking it day by day and even hour by hour as this is so unpredictable," she continued. "All I know for sure is that my heart is so full from all the love and support this far, and am still so excited for my journey to begin! I've waited 38 years for these moments, what's a little bit longer, right!"
Clare first appeared on season 18 of "The Bachelor" in 2014, vying for the heart of former professional soccer player Juan Pablo Galavis. She subsequently appeared on the first two seasons of "Bachelor in Paradise" and failed to find love. In 2018, she returned for "The Bachelor Winter Games." During that show's reunion, she became engaged to Canadian Benoit Beauséjour-Savard. The two ended their engagement after two months.
Clare was revealed to the be the newest lead on "Good Morning America" on March 2.
"The most important thing is, I want a man who will take off his armor," she said. "I want a man who's strong, who's willing to take off the body armor, open himself up, and be vulnerable. I think that's some serious strength right there."