Clayton Echard and Susie Evans‘ eventually found their happy ending on The Bachelor — but it didn’t come with out a few bumps alongside the way in which.
The former soccer participant abruptly despatched Susie dwelling on the March 8, 2022, episode of the hit collection throughout their fantasy suite date after the videographer confessed that she was uncomfortable with him sleeping with the opposite two contestants — Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia — one week earlier than probably proposing to her.
“In knowing that there’s an engagement literally in a week, and there are things I can’t compromise,” Susie defined, earlier than asking if he additionally informed them that he cherished them. “If I’m sharing your love with somebody else, I don’t think I would be comfortable [saying yes].”
After confessing that he had, certainly, informed each Gabby and Rachel that he was falling in love (and that he had been intimate with each girls), Clayton tried to defend himself. “I was having feelings of love with [them] and so I slept with this person because I wanted to see how the psychical connection is. If you were in love with somebody, you would just explore that,” he mentioned. Though Susie famous that she “understands” his facet of issues, she was nonetheless struggling to reconcile that truth together with her emotions.
When the Virginia native finally argued that she couldn’t be with him after his revelation, Clayton accused her of not eager to “fight” for his or her relationship and walked her out. At the time, the Bachelor said that he had given up on discovering love on the present however the Missouri native later revealed that he regretted his emotional outburst.
“One of the greatest things that I learned was the power of emotion,” Clayton informed Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti on their “Almost Famous” podcast in March 2022 after their breakup episode aired. “When you allow that to overcome rationale … I saw that I shut down. And I jumped to a lot of conclusions that aren’t realistic, that weren’t the truth.”
He continued: “And so I’ve known this before, but I know now going forward, if I ever get overwhelmed like that ever again, [I should] take a deep breath and step aside. Say, ‘I need to take five,’ just step away. I in that moment did not do that. And I wish I would have just taken a breather and walked outside and said, ‘Give me 20 minutes,’ but I didn’t. I also learned again that my reality is one thing and someone else’s reality is another, and perception is reality. However people perceive it, that’s the reality of it.”
When she was despatched packing, Susie mentioned via tears, “I thought he would have more compassion for me. Regardless of what kind of love [we had for each other] at this point, I just thought we would have been better at getting through that conversation kindly.”
Their journey didn’t finish there, nonetheless. During the bombshell season finale, Clayton made an effort to reunite with the ousted contestant, which was initially unsuccessful. While she dumped him on the remaining rose ceremony, the pair later revealed that they gave their romance one other shot as soon as filming wrapped.
Keep scrolling to see precisely how Clayton and Susie’s relationship unfolded on The Bachelor: