Wait a minute … Clayton Echard and season 26 contestant Susie Evans are they still together? In September 2022, despite the fact that their relationship appeared to be thriving, they provided a heartbreaking update. Continue reading to learn the current status of the reality television couples.
What Actually Happened Among Susie and Clayton?
Susie stated, “If you’re in love with me, it makes no sense to sleep with anyone else.” Clayton responded, “I told myself that I wouldn’t fall in love with multiple women, but it’s happened anyway.”
Clayton claimed he would have acted differently if he had known it would be a deal-breaker for Susie, but it was too late. Susie departed in tears.
However, Susie eventually returned for the final rose ceremony in the finale. Not only did Susie return to the show, but after a dispute between Clayton, Rachel, and Gabby, she was the only contestant left during the final rose ceremony.
Susie tells Clayton, “I have decided to leave Iceland alone,” adding that it was a “devastating” decision. “After careful consideration, I do not believe I am your person, nor do I believe you are mine.”
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Clayton and Susie May Have Become Engaged.
During After the Final Rose, Clayton disclosed that he left Iceland and returned to “what I believed to be my normal life,” but Susie reached out to him again. Clayton stated, “I was absolutely astonished there was a possibility that resulted from all of it.”
Then, Susie confirmed that they are still dating. She stated, “We’re extremely happy and thrilled to be here today.” That man is my boyfriend.
She also admitted that they “took a few steps back,” but that they are currently in a “serious” relationship and in love. I can affirm with certainty that he is incredible.
However, they acknowledged that they “could have done better” and anticipated criticism following the finale.
Neil Lane was in the audience, and Jesse hinted that a proposal may be forthcoming, but Clayton stated that they have other plans at the moment. He then presented her with the last rose and asked whether she would accept it, which she did.
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Clayton and Susie were still going strong as of summer 2022. The couple constantly gushed about one another on social media. “My granola game is elevated thanks to @claytonechard and Clayton alone,” Susie captioned a July 10 video of Clayton lifting her up at the grocery store with the adorable caption, “My granola game is elevated thanks to @claytonechard and Clayton alone.”
Clayton and Susie May Have Lived Together.
During After the Final Rose, the couple announced that they would be relocating to Susie’s hometown of Virginia Beach to further their relationship. After less than a year on the east coast, they announced they were relocating to separate states.
Clayton said on the “Not Skinny But Not Fat” podcast on August 17: “I’m moving to Scottsdale, and she’s moving to Los Angeles in the interim.” “We’re separated by only a 50-minute flight, but we’re both pursuing our dreams. Regarding location, I believe we both agree that these are the places we wish to be.”
The former football player confirmed that they were willing to give it a try, but would move closer together if it did not work out. He explained, “We don’t know if we’ll enjoy the long distance.” “People may look at us as if we’re separating…. I believe that a little space never hurts.”
Are the Bachelor’s Clayton and Susie Still Together?
Clayton told his family in the season 26 finale of The Bachelor that he wanted to try to win Susie back. “You are reaching for straws. That is finished, gone, and history… “She opted to walk,” his father Brian Echard advised at the time. However, the football player insisted he must attempt. He stated, “This is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of woman.”
The couple’s drama began when the native of Virginia Beach expressed grave concerns about Clayton’s overnight dates with fellow contestants Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia. Rachel was out on a date when she told her, “I didn’t fully comprehend the gravity of the situation until just now.” “I do not know if he can simultaneously fall in love with multiple people.”
“For me, sex is a means of connecting with someone,” Susie said before entering her own fantasy suite alone. “I just hope Clayton is on the same page as me and can see things from my perspective.”
It turns out that he was not. Although Clayton disclosed his love for Susie, she was not the only one. Susie disclosed that she would feel “uncomfortable” if he slept with other women during an intimate dinner at the Sky Lagoon hot springs.
“I believe it would be impossible to proceed with an engagement under these circumstances,” she said. “I would not feel comfortable if I were to share your love with another person.”
Yes, I have slept with someone else on this property, and yes, I have expressed feelings of falling in love to someone else.
Although their relationship appeared blissful, on September 23 they announced their separation via Instagram.
Susie wrote, “With incredibly heavy hearts, we wish to announce that we have decided to part ways.” “Anyone who has ever loved knows that this was a difficult decision that was not made lightly. We are aware that there will likely be many questions regarding this decision — social media is undoubtedly a highlight reel, and the majority of our shared experiences have been kept private, as I’m sure most can appreciate. Despite the fact that this past year has brought us so much happiness and laughter, there has also been a significant amount of pain.”
Susie then elaborated on what transpired between them, writing, “We understand that no healthy relationship is without its challenges, but we were unprepared for the external forces that hindered not only our ability to heal as individuals, but also as a couple. We are both committed to improving ourselves so that we can be the best versions of ourselves.”
She concluded, “This is not an easy time for either of us, but we support each other and wish for the other to find happiness and healing.” “Although Claysie no longer exists, we hope that our communities will support us as we move forward with mutual love and respect. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our relationship. It means more than you could ever imagine.”