According to witnesses at Rosebud’s Steak & Seafood in Osprey, the “The Bachelorette” star and her ex-boyfriend had a great time, and she was wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring.
Twitter was abuzz this week with the reality TV show of celebrities hanging out in and around Venice.
A video and photos on social media showed Crawley and Moss walking through downtown Venice and enjoying meals at Rosebud’s in Osprey along with Nokomo’s Sunset Hut in Nokomis.
And, according to a manager at Rosebud Steak & Seafood in Osprey, Crawley was wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring.
“He was wearing his ring. He had it,” Rosebud’s manager Bill Kodra said Thursday. “It was big”.
The two were most recently on “The Bachelorette: Season 16.” The show ended with the couple getting engaged.
According to Us Magazine, the couple broke up in January, but were later spotted together on Tuesday and Wednesday in Venice.
Twitter and gossip magazines picked up the story to discuss what it means. Rumors have spread as to why they are in the Venice area.
TMZ.com posted photos of Crawley and Moss at the Nokomis restaurant on Tuesday.
Twitter account Reality Steve first reported photos in Venice of the couple crossing Tampa Avenue walking south on Tamiami Trail / Business 41.
Crawley, 39, posted a video of her wearing a new hairstyle on her social media account; Moss, 32, posted a video in which he painted his toenails after “losing a bet.”
“She caught me with the golden glow. I feel like I should be in ‘Golden Girls,'” Moss said with a woman laughing in the background. “At least I have pretty toes,” he says in his Instagram post.
The duo had not posted on social media about their visit to Venice.
Moss and Crowley made “Bachelor” history by getting engaged after just three weeks on “The Bachelorette.”
The moment Moss got out of the limo and introduced himself, Crowley said, “I definitely feel like I just met my husband.”
After just three weeks of filming, Crowley and Moss left the show together.
On January 19, TMZ reported that Moss broke up with Crowley after their brief love affair.
Shortly after the report was released, Moss confirmed the breakup on Instagram.
“I wanted to share with you all that Clare and I have decided to go our separate ways,” Moss wrote at the time on Instagram. “We appreciate the love and support we have received from so many people, but this is the healthiest decision for both of us at this time.”
Moss lives in New York City and Crowley lives in Sacramento, California.
On January 27, Moss headed to Sarasota.
He posted an Instagram story showing himself driving down the Sunshine Skyway with a friend. He later confirmed that he was in Sarasota by posting a story shortly after.
“I literally changed the script the other night and said, ‘I need to get out of town,’ Moss told the camera. “I flew to Sarasota, Florida, and next to South Dakota, this is the closest place to my home. I remember even after my mother’s memorial service, I flew here the next day just to pray and it was a very special place for us. I trained the pre-draft here and … it’s something that relieves a lot of stress and loads. “
Crawley is a stylist; Moss played in the NFL and is a model.
As shown in his Instagram stories, Moss has posted videos of himself at Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Osprey.
“Bachelorette” blogger “Reality Steve” posted photos of Moss and Crowley walking.
An email from the Gondolier to Crawley was not returned until Thursday afternoon.
The two have yet to speak publicly about whether they will get back together after their breakup.
But at Rosebud’s, Bill Kodra said they “had a great time.”
“A lot of other tables, customers were passing by and visiting with them. They seemed quite sociable. They were very nice people,” he said.
Kodra said the restaurant draws celebrities from time to time, counting Martina Navratilova, Jack Hanna, Bob Kraft and Eddie Vedder among those who have enjoyed the food and restaurant atmosphere of a lifetime along the Tamiami Trail in Osprey.
And on Wednesday, there were many smiles between Moss, Crawley and others, Kodra said.
“They really enjoyed their night out, they had a good time, they held hands. Everything looked great,” he said.