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Are Clayton, Susie Nonetheless Collectively? ‘The Bachelor’ 2022 Finale Spoilers

Warning: The Bachelor spoilers forward. Since rumors of his Bachelor winner leaked, followers have needed to know: Are Clayton and Susie nonetheless collectively from The Bachelor 2022 or did their love die just like the rose he gave on the Closing Rose Ceremony?

Clayton Echard, a 28-year-old medical gross sales rep from Columbia, Missouri, was a contestant on The Bachelorette season 18 with Michelle Younger, the place he was eradicated in eighth place. Clayton was introduced because the season 26 Bachelor in November 2021, nevertheless, pictures of him filming The Bachelor leaked in September 2021, a month earlier than Michelle’s Bachelorette season even premiered. In accordance with Actuality Steve, a number of contestants from The Bachelorette season 17 with Katie Thurston have been on the quick listing to be the following Bachelor, equivalent to Greg Grippo and Andrew Spencer, however ABC selected Clayton for his story. “Clayton stood out proper off the bat,” a supply instructed Us Weekly on the time. “Producers ended up going with him as a result of they believed he was one of the best match for the position. They needed to modify issues up and go together with somebody new and somebody who hasn’t been within the highlight but.” 

In an interview with Good Morning America in November 2021, Clayton confirmed that he discovered love on The Bachelor season 26. “I did discover love, and I used to be a bit of skeptical going into the entire journey however I’m so pleasantly stunned that issues labored out a lot totally different than what I had thought,” he mentioned. “I’m simply so excited to look at it again and have everybody else watch it as effectively.” Clayton additionally instructed Good Morning America that got here into The Bachelor with a “guidelines of types” however however the ladies stunned him when “they introduced all of that and a lot extra.”

So…are Clayton and Susie nonetheless collectively from The Bachelor 2022? Learn on for what we find out about Clayton and Susie’s relationship after the Closing Rose Ceremony and whether or not they’re nonetheless relationship after he selected her as his winner. (For extra Bachelor 2022 spoilers, click on right here.)

Who’s The Bachelor 2022 winner?

Picture: ABC/Ricky Middlesworth.

Who received The Bachelor 2022? Actuality Steve confirmed that the winner of The Bachelor season 26 with Clayton Echard is Susie Evans, a 28-year-old wedding ceremony videographer from Virginia Seashore, Virginia, nevertheless, she rejects Clayton in the long run. In accordance with Actuality Steve, Susie was eradicated in third place throughout Fantasy Suites after Clayton instructed her that he was in love and had intercourse together with his different two finalists—Rachel Recchia, a 25-year-old flight teacher from Clermont, Florida, had the primary, and Gabby Windey, a 30-year-old ICU nurse from Denver, Colorado—and Susie questioned how he may very well be critical about their relationship when he was intimate with another person. The combat escalates, and Clayton decides to remove Susie after she tells him how she doesn’t know if she will be able to keep on the present if he’s in love with different ladies.

On the remaining three Rose Ceremony with Rachel and Gabby, Clayton tells each Rachel and Gabby that he’s in love and had intercourse with each of them. Each Rachel and Gabby stroll away and attempt to go away the present, which leads Clayton to beg them to remain. Each Rachel and Gabby agree to remain and Clayton offers them each roses. The finale continues with Gabby and Rachel assembly Clayton’s dad and mom. After Gabby and Rachel’s assembly with Clayton’s dad and mom, Clayton realizes that he nonetheless has emotions for Susie and decides to speak to her. Host Jesse Palmer knocks on Susie’s door and tells her that Clayton desires to speak to her. Susie agrees and he or she and Clayton reunite. Susie then additionally meets Clayton’s dad and mom, after which he decides he desires to decide on her on the Closing Rose Ceremony and remove Rachel and Gabby. Clayton tells Rachel and Gabby about his resolution individually of their lodge rooms. Rachel was extra unhappy, whereas Gabby was extra offended at Clayton. On the Closing Rose Ceremony, Clayton arrives with an engagement ring and a plan to suggest to Susie, however earlier than he can accomplish that, Susie tells Clayton that she’s not in love with him and walks away, which forces Clayton to go away The Bachelor single.

Actuality Steve additionally reported that Clayton’s relationships with Rachel and Gabby ended as soon as he eradicated with them, and there’s no hope for them to get again collectively after he was rejected by Susie. “There’s zero likelihood he’s rekindling something with Gabby or Rachel. They don’t have anything to do with something since they left Iceland,” Actuality Steve wrote.

Actuality Steve’s spoilers come after a Reddit publish by @workingbach13 in December 2021 theorized that the ultimate two have been Susie or Rachel. The publish suspected this as a result of Susie and Rachel each adopted Cary Fetman on Instagram. Cary is the Bachelor franchise’s stylist and costume designer who typically kinds the lead and the final two contestants for the Closing Rose Ceremony.

The publish speculated that Susie may’ve received Clayton’s Bachelor season as a result of she was the primary of the ultimate three Bachelor contestants to return to social media, which has been in keeping with previous Bachelor and Bachelorette winners. Susie’s household and buddies additionally observe Clayton on Instagram. A fan account has additionally posted an alleged screenshot of Susie commenting coronary heart eye emojis on certainly one of Clayton’s latest Instagram pictures, which he preferred. Susie additionally acquired the Fairly Lady date—a.ok.a. a date the place the lead and the contestant go on a procuring spree—in Vienna, Austria, in week seven, which has been indicative of different Bachelor and Bachelorette winners who’ve had comparable dates, equivalent to Rachel Kirkconnell from The Bachelor season 25 with Matt James; Hannah Ann Sluss from The Bachelor season 24 with Peter Weber; Becca Kufrin from The Bachelor season 22 with Arie Luyendyk Jr.; and Bryan Abasolo from The Bachelorette season 13 with Rachel Lindsay. Actuality Steve additionally hinted in a tweet in November 2021 that there’s proof that Susie received Clayton’s Bachelor season. “Do I publish pics of Susie from Clayton’s season out final evening so the following dissection of the pics, freak out, and hypothesis from the followers can start?” he tweeted.

The publish, nevertheless, additionally speculated that Rachel may’ve received Clayton’s Bachelor season as a result of she returned to social media on the actual time Clayton did. Rachel’s mother additionally adopted Clayton on Instagram however unfollowed him when filming ended. Rachel Clayton additionally each preferred the identical Instagram photograph of The Bachelor host Jesse Palmer 20 minutes after it was posted, although Rachel doesn’t observe Jesse on Instagram. Rachel was additionally the one contestant from Clayton’s remaining three that enjoyed season 18 Bachelorette Michelle Younger’s first photograph along with her winner, Nayte Olukoya, which Clayton additionally preferred.

Actuality Steve confirmed in February 2022 that Clayton doesn’t have a standard ending, there was no finality to his Bachelor season. Actuality Steve additionally reported that Clayton didn’t have a standard “Closing Rose Ceremony” with two ladies, the place he picks out a hoop, one girl arrives and is eradicated and the opposite girl arrives and he proposes to them. Actuality Steve additionally reported that he didn’t have any “Completely satisfied Couple” visits (a.ok.a. when the Bachelor and their winner have a secret weekend collectively) the entire season.

For Clayton’s proposal to Susie, it’s virtually sure that the ring was designed by Neil Lane, a celeb jeweler, who has created engagement rings for The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise since 2008. In a 2016 interview with Leisure Weekly, former host Chris Harrison revealed that Bachelor Nation {couples} have to remain collectively for a sure period of time, in any other case they need to return the free engagement ring to Neil Lane. “There’s some rule, after a sure variety of years, you get to maintain it anyway,” he mentioned. “However after months… it goes again.”

Lane instructed StyleCaster in 2016 that he doesn’t know the place the rings go, however that he designs them with the hope that the couple to stays collectively. “I make rings hoping that folks keep collectively eternally, however after they get the ring, I don’t have a say in it, and what occurs after that, I don’t know,” he mentioned. “The place the ring goes, I’ve to say, I don’t actually know. I simply say it goes to ring heaven.”

Are Clayton and Susie nonetheless collectively from The Bachelor?


Picture: ABC/John Fleenor.

Are Clayton and Susie nonetheless collectively from The Bachelor 2022? Although Actuality Steve couldn’t verify Clayton and Susie’s relationship, he reported that it’s unlikely they’re again collectively, as each Susie and Gabby are frontrunners to be the season 19 Bachelorette, which begins filming in late-March. (Actuality Steve believes that Gabby is the extra possible alternative.) “I don’t assume anybody anticipated it to finish the way in which that it did, together with myself, nor did I need it to be that approach. There was lots of issues that I simply by no means would’ve thought would’ve occurred the way in which they did. So everybody might be type of stunned. I want it may have went another route, but it surely went the route that it did. In the end, I needed to react accordingly,” Clayton mentioned of how his Bachelor season ended on the Girls Inform All. 

Who’s Susie from The Bachelor?

Susie E.,

Picture: Courtesy of ABC.

Susie Evans is a 28-year-old wedding ceremony videographer from Virginia Seashore, Virginia. In accordance with her Linkedin, Susie graduated from Lindenwood College in Saint Charles, Missouri, with a bachelor’s of arts diploma in digital cinema arts with a minor in communications in 2014. After she graduated, Susie labored as a performer for Tokyo Disneyland from 2016 to 2018, the place she carried out in parades, stage exhibits and in improvisational visitor interactions as Disney characters. From 2019 to 2021, Susie labored as a program supervisor at Snow Corporations in Williamsburg, Virginia. She was additionally the 2020 Miss Virginia USA and the 2011 Miss Virginia USA, the identical position that Caelynn Miller-Keyes from The Bachelor season 23 with Colton Underwood held in 2013.

In her Bachelor bio, Susie listed “loyalty” as her “backside line” for a associate. “Susie is a magnificence queen with a ardour for journey. Whether or not it’s transferring to Japan to expertise a brand new tradition or successful Miss Virginia 2020, Susie likes to defy expectations and is in search of a person who will preserve life attention-grabbing,” her bio reads. “What Susie finds attractive is a considerate man who prioritizes high quality time and creating shared experiences. With Susie, loyalty is the underside line and he or she wants somebody she will be able to belief to her core. Above all, she desires somebody who will at all times be there to help and encourage her goals regardless of the place these goals take her.”

For her enjoyable information, Susie listed the next:

• Susie would like to be a documentary filmmaker someday.

• Susie hates haunted homes.

• Susie is a Jiu-Jitsu champion.

Who’s The Bachelor 2022, Clayton Echard? 

Clayton Echard,

Picture: ABC/John Fleenor.

In case you didn’t know: Clayton Echard is The Bachelor 2022. Clayton, a 28-year-old medical gross sales rep from Columbia, Missouri, was a contestant on The Bachelorette season 18 with Michelle Younger. He was eradicated in week six in eighth place. He was despatched residence after a One-on-One date with Michelle, who instructed him that there’s “one thing lacking” between them. “I simply wish to discover love so badly,” he mentioned in a confessional interview after his elimination. “And have a household. And begin that chapter of my life. I need it greater than anything. I’ll do no matter it takes to get there. No matter it takes.” After his elimination, Clayton acquired a letter from Michelle’s scholar, who cheers him on. “This simply exhibits me I need children someday,” Clayton mentioned as he learn the letter. The episode additionally exhibits a producer asking the coed what ought to be subsequent for Clayton, to which the coed says, “He’ll be the following Bachelor.”

So who’s The Bachelor 2022, Clayton Echard? In accordance with his Linkedin, Clayton graduated from the College of Missouri, Columbia, in 2015 with a bachelor’s diploma in well being professions and associated scientific sciences. He’s additionally set to earn a Grasp of Enterprise Administration in well being and healthcare from Southeast Missouri State College in 2023. Clayton has labored a gross sales consultant at Stryker, a medical units firm, since January 2018. He was employed in 2016 as a gross sales affiliate.

Whereas on the College of Missouri, Clayton was a division 1 collegiate athlete for the college’s soccer staff, the Missouri Tigers. After commencement, he was knowledgeable NFL participant for the Seattle Seahawks from August to September 2016. “After outperforming 4 different tight ends on a tryout foundation with the Seattle Seahawks, I signed on as a free agent. Whereas there, I practiced each day with the staff and performed in 4 preseason video games. I made it previous the primary spherical of cuts, nevertheless, I used to be not in a position to make the ultimate roster. Nonetheless, it was a singular expertise that I used to be blessed to be part of,” Clayton’s Linkedin reads. In accordance with his Instagram, @claytonechard, Clayton can be a former freestyle rapper and refers to himself as a “washed-up athlete.” He confirmed that his present business continues to be orthopaedic gross sales.

In his bio for Michelle’s Bachelorette season, Clayton described his “excellent girl” as somebody who’s “humorous, unbiased, clever and athletic sufficient to affix him on the fitness center for a exercise.” “Clayton is a Missouri thoroughbred who has all of it – beauty, an excellent job and an exquisite household,” his bio learn. “The one factor lacking is the right girl with whom to share his life. His dream girl is humorous, unbiased, clever and athletic sufficient to affix him on the fitness center for a exercise. He desires to search out one thing actually particular and is prepared to place within the exhausting work to search out love that may final eternally. Clayton is so excited to satisfy Michelle and loves that she has a ardour for her profession. His mother is a trainer identical to Michelle, and he finds it spectacular that she’s made this journey work with out having to take time away from her college students. Clayton actually believes that Michelle may very well be the right match for him. Will they hit it off?”

For his enjoyable information, Clayton listed the next:

– Clayton had a mohawk in school.

– Clayton’s rapping alter ego is called Clay-Doh.

– Clayton would like to personal a number of gyms

The Bachelor airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC and is accessible to stream on Hulu. Right here’s find out how to watch it free of charge.

Picture: Courtesy of Penguin Books.

To get extra of an inside scoop, try Los Angeles Occasions author Amy Kaufman’s e-book, Bachelor Nation: Contained in the World of America’s Favourite Responsible Pleasure, for a deep dive into the Bachelor franchise. The e-book uncovers the secrets and techniques of Bachelor Nation, from how a lot the Bachelor and the Bachelorette are paid to the principles contestants need to observe, that producers don’t need followers to know. It’s a must-read for any Bachelor Nation member.

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