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"Clare Edwards, you are the most incredible person I've ever met. And I know this isn't how you planned for things to go and I know it's scary but I feel really lucky to be part of this journey with you. I love you and I'll always be here for you no matter what."
— Eli to Clare in Ready or Not

Eli-Clare Relationship


Eclare , Eliare , Cleli , Elclare

Intimacy Level

Boyfriend and Girlfriend (Sexual); Best Friends

Dating Status

Dating (Long Distance)

The relationship between Eli Goldsworthy and Clare Edwards is known as Eclare (Eli/Clare). It began in the tenth season of Degrassi.

Relationship History


Their first relationship began in the episode All Falls Down (1) and ended in the episode Drop the World (2) because Eli was too unpredictable and possessive; Clare had felt as if he was manipulating and suffocating her. In In The Cold, Cold Night (2) they rekindled their romance when they kissed at the Frostival. In Come As You Are (1) they officially got back together after returning to Degrassi following winter break. Eli broke up with Clare inRay of Light (2) because he believed Clare was the reason he was having trouble coping with finding Cam's body after he committed suicide. They reunited again during The Time of My Life and in the same episode made love to each other for the first time. Over the summer, Clare was diagnosed with cancer, and Eli took time off from his internship and living in New York to help care for her. After Clare recovered and when college started up, Eli returned to New York, where he later cheated on Clare with his roommate Lenore, which he revealed to Clare in Black Or White, prompting the end of their relationship once again. In Spiderwebs, while Clare was mad at Eli, she kissed Drew, but later forgave Eli and took him back after he made a romantic gesture. In Sparks Will Fly (1), Clare broke up with Eli because she said he was never there for and she had feelings for Drew. Clare saw Eli again in New York where they re-connected and Eli told her he still loved her and then Clare found out she was pregnant. Eli and Clare were trying to get things back on track but Eli couldn't deal with the fact the baby wasn't his or so they thought, Clare later found out the baby was his and planned to tell him before Eli blew up at her and Clare decided not too tell him. When Eli found out the truth from Imogen he apologized to Clare and asked to be a part of the baby's life and Clare eventually agreed to them being parents together to their kid.

Eli and Clare get back together in Ready or Not.

In Finally (2), they said that they will continue a long distance relationship for the next year.

Season 10

In Breakaway (2), Eli and Clare first meet after Eli runs over Clare's glasses with Morty, Eli's hearse. Eli then tells her that he thinks they are dead. Clare explains to him that she just had eye surgery and doesn't need them any more. Eli then tells Clare she has pretty eyes, smirks, and drives away. Alli tells Clare that she's seen that look on her face before. Clare tells her she has no idea what she is talking about, while she confidently throws her glasses away.

In Better Off Alone (1), Eli and Clare become English partners for the semester, so once Eli reads Clare's paper, they both agree that it's not very good work. Eli then gets the idea that she could skip class to write a better one. She then starts walking out the door, then turns around and asks, "Well, are you coming?" Eli shrugs and follows. They are later found on a bench (which later becomes "their bench"), Eli and Clare start talking about the English assignment and Eli tells Clare that she needs to write about something that pisses her off. She jokes, by saying, "Like my English partner?" Eli then says ouchh! By making also a joke. Eli then asks, "If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?" "My parents," Eli tells Clare to write about that, but she says it's too personal. Eli tells Clare she cares too much about what people think. Eli has Clare publicly embarrass herself to prove it's not true. Later that night, Eli and Clare chat on IM. Eli invites Clare to hang out, but she denies his invite because of family issues.

In Better Off Alone (2), Eli meets Clare at her locker to ask her why she didn't want to hang out, but when Clare starts ranting about her parents' relationship, Eli stops her and asks her to start over again. After Clare calmly explains what happened, Eli tells her she could write about how she feels for her English assignment. When Eli tells Ms. Dawes that Clare needs a bigger audience, Clare is upset. Later that afternoon, Eli comes by Clare's house surprising her. After a few sarcastic comments, Eli apologizes for interfering and promises not to do it again. Clare then grabs Eli's hand on the door of his hearse, and says, "You can interfere every once and a while, but I'm still going to do whatever I want." Then she smiles as Eli drives away.

In Try Honesty (1), Eli tells Clare about how Fitz snapped Morty's hood ornament off. Eli is angered further when Fitz pushes Adam against the lockers. Clare tells Eli to ignore Fitz, but he doesn't listen, saying the only way to deal with a bully is refusing to be the victim. The next morning, Eli tells Clare that he considered her theory, but it was unsatisfying. Clare tells Eli he doesn't have to impress her and Eli asks Clare what made her think that. After Fitz says a few snide remarks, he knees Eli in the "nards." Eli then is convinced that he should beat up Fitz. Clare disagrees and says that it will only make things worse.

In Try Honesty (2), Eli and Fitz fight, resulting in Eli getting a bloody lip. Clare finds Eli after the fight, and Eli tells her he had Fitz arrested. Clare starts to worry about what Fitz will do to retaliate.

In My Body Is A Cage (1), Clare walks up to Eli and Adam and tells Eli that she doesn't approve of the Clara Edwin character he wrote about and that he should fix it. Adam then says that the two of them give him the runts and Eli says it's entertaining. The next day Clare and Eli are sitting on a picnic bench talking about how Adam had tampons and what he needed them for. Adam comes up to them and tells them that he is an FTM.

In My Body Is A Cage (2), Eli and Clare are seen in a hallway talking on a bench when Adam comes up to them to tell them that he must be escorted to every class by a teacher. He also tells them that his grandma has never met "Adam" before and both Eli tells him that he shouldn't worry about it and that she'll accept him in time. The next day Eli and Clare are seen with Adam building a fire so that he can burn his old "Gracie" clothes along with Adam's family.

In Still Fighting It (1), Eli and Clare argue flirtingly about their assignment to film modernized scenes of Romeo & Juliet. Eli, Clare, and Adam start to film. Eli and Clare share their first kiss during the kissing scene, but afterwards, Eli becomes distant and rejects her.

In Still Fighting It (2), Clare is seen fixing the English assignment so there's no kissing scene. Later Clare asks Adam to help understand Eli and find out why he has been giving her mixed signals. Clare confronts Eli at his house, and Eli drives Clare to a spot in town where his ex-girlfriend, Julia had died on the way home, by getting hit by a car while riding her bike, from an argument they had. Eli blames himself and admits that he really likes Clare but that he does not deserve to be happy and they drive away slowly. Later Clare, Eli and Adam are seen in Ms. Dawes classroom turning in the final project (with the kissing scene) they all walk away happy when Eli tells Clare that he likes the idea of giving him space and time to get over his ex-girlfriend.

In Purple Pills (1), Eli tells Adam that he is bailing on their guys night because he has to "study", but Adam comes to The Dot later that afternoon and sees Clare and Eli alone. Adam bitterly tells Eli that he doesn't want to ruin their little date. At lunch Adam decides to sit with Fitz instead of Eli and Clare to show that he is mad at them for becoming a third wheel. Later when Eli tries to apologize Adam, Adam asks him to hang out that night. However, Eli tells him he already has plans with Clare but promises to call him after. Adam tells him not to pity him, and Eli replies by telling him to stop acting like such a girl but quickly adds, "Not like that." Adam still isn't convinced that he is truly sorry and tells him he has new friends, and doesn't need them anymore. Before walking away, Eli tells him that he does pity him because Fitz isn't his friend.

In Purple Pills (2), Eli and Clare try to convince Adam to not fight Fitz to solve his problems. Ignoring their comments Adam walks away annoyed claiming he can fight his own battles. Eli tells Clare that they have to stop him and Clare asks him how. When he doesn't respond, she says, "For once you have no sneaky plans up your sleeve?" He smirks, shakes his head, and walks away. Later, Eli meets Adam in the place he is going to fight Fitz. Eli tells him that he isn't going anywhere, and that he will always be there to stand up for him, proving that they are friends once again. While Adam is fighting Fitz, Clare sets off a stink bomb to create a distraction. 

In All Falls Down (1), Fitz threatens to harm Eli. Clare is seen trying to hide from the principal after setting off a stink bomb, Eli scares her by saying, "Hiding from the PoPo?" After a small conversation, Eli tells Principal Simpson that Fitz released a stink bomb during a test, Eli tells Clare that there needs to be some way to "thank him." she asks, "What did you have in mind?" Eli quickly responds by saying "well I don't know" and kisses her. After the kiss, Eli tells Clare he has a French exam, Clare replies, "I think you just passed it," Clare is later seen talking to Alli about the kiss. Even more later, they are both seen at Eli's locker talking about the dance when Fitz comes up and after a few remarks, Fitz has Eli in a head-lock, but then, once a teacher walks by, Fitz lets Eli go. Eli and Clare talk

about Fitz, and Eli says, "The only way to avoid a bully is to keep him scared," "Or, you could just lay low with your girlfriend," Eli then smiles and says, "Twist my rubber arm.. Girlfriend," and the walk away smiling. Later, Fitz threatens to hurt Eli, unless Clare goes to the dance with him, Clare accepts. When she tells Eli, Eli is okay with it, but then later, he comes to Clare's house with Emetic and says to put it in Fitz's drink at the dance, Clare refuses and storms away.

In All Falls Down (2), Clare tries to end the feud between Eli and Fitz, but when Eli's tainted drink causes Fitz to vomit, Fitz brings out a knife in search for him. Clare immediately tells Principal Simpson, which is followed by the school being put into lockdown, and the police searching the school. Fitz threatens Eli with the knife, decides not to stab him, but is still taken into police custody.

In Love Lockdown (1), Clare's parents are still fighting, but her fledgling romance with Eli is keeping her happily distracted. So when the dreaded "family talk" is scheduled for the same night as her first real date with Eli, Clare ditches her parents for a night of rebellion.

InLove Lockdown (2), Clare's rebellion seems to be creating common ground for her parents, she has just the thing to bring them back together: her guy-linered, dress-code flouting, atheist boyfriend, Eli. She invites him to dinner with her parents, where she tells them everything about Eli that her parents would not approve of. The next day Clare shows up to school in non-school uniform sexy clothes, trying to seduce Eli. He asks who she is and why she is doing this. She replies by telling him she is doing this because she likes when her parents are mad at her so they aren't mad at each other, and that she is just scared for her parents' divorce. He tells her that she only hurt him by doing all this to get back at her parents.

In Umbrella (1), Clare feels as if her own family is falling apart until that is, when Eli's parents give her a strange offer. Clare learns more about Eli's past with Julia and realizes how different the two of them are. She think about her parents and jumps to the conclusion that she and Eli will break up sooner or later. When her mom tells her that she wishes she would have taken risks earlier in her marriage, Clare has an idea. she goes to Eli's house and asks to spend the night with him. Eli declines, as he says it's against Clare's morals. Clare becomes disappointed and leaves on her bike. In a deleted scene, Bullfrog and Cece sing a song I am dancing on a high wheel and bringing my son Eli who later called a villian.

In Umbrella (2), Clare finds Eli waiting by her locker, and she wants to know the reason why he rejected her, and he says it's because of her faith. She says they both know he doesn't believe in her faith and demands to know the real reason he wouldn't let her in. He says he cares about her and that's it, but she thinks it has something to do with Julia. Eli denies this but rejects her once more when she asks to come over again. She wants her dad's watch back but he tells her that he brought it home, and leaves while Clare shouts at him for not giving back her watch. Clare meets up with Adam and tells him about how Eli rejected her and he wouldn't let her into his bedroom even though his parents said it was okay. She tells Adam about wanting her dad's watch back and is planning to sneak into Eli's room during lunch hour. She asks Adam where he would keep it, but Adam tells her he's never went into Eli's bedroom, and he said Eli has a lock on his bedroom door.Clare insists she wants the watch back. Later during lunch hour, Adam meets up with Clare in front of Eli's house. Mr. Goldsworthy answers the door, half asleep,

and Clare says she is there to pick up Eli's English homework. Mr. Goldsworthy tells them nobody is allowed in Eli's room, but Clare says she knows Eli's combination, and he lets them in. She tries to guess the combination but it doesn't work. Adam suggests the date of Julia’s death and it works. They open the door to Eli's bedroom and find out it's a really messy room. Back at school, Clare is waiting by Eli's locker and says she understands he didn't reject her but that he's just embarrassed because he's messy but it's okay because she can deal with messy. Eli opens his locker and finds out Clare cleaned out his locker. He starts to freakout and runs to the recycle bin to get the stuff she threw out. She tries to calm him down but he yells at her, which scares her, and tells Clare to go away. Shocked, she backs away from him and walks off. Eli shows up at Clare’s house and explains why he hangs on to things. Clare suggests that Eli is a hoarder and tells him she's going to stand by him just like he's supported her. They start the long process of throwing things out in his room, with Clare by his side for every item.

In Halo (1)