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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 Remaining 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 had been on the quick listing to be the following Bachelor, akin to Greg Grippo and Andrew Spencer, however ABC selected Clayton for his story. “Clayton stood out proper off the bat,” a supply informed Us Weekly on the time. “Producers ended up going with him as a result of they believed he was the perfect 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 slightly skeptical going into the entire journey however I’m so pleasantly shocked 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 properly.” Clayton additionally informed Good Morning America that got here into The Bachelor with a “guidelines of types” however however the ladies shocked 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 learn about Clayton and Susie’s relationship after the Remaining 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 gained The Bachelor 2022? Actuality Steve confirmed that the winner of The Bachelor season 26 with Clayton Echard is Susie Evans, a 28-year-old marriage 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 informed 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 might be severe about their relationship when he was intimate with another person. The battle escalates, and Clayton decides to eradicate Susie after she tells him how she doesn’t know if she will keep on the present if he’s in love with different ladies.

On the last 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 provides 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 needs to speak to her. Susie agrees and she or he and Clayton reunite. Susie then additionally meets Clayton’s dad and mom, after which he decides he needs to decide on her on the Remaining Rose Ceremony and eradicate Rachel and Gabby. Clayton tells Rachel and Gabby about his choice individually of their resort rooms. Rachel was extra unhappy, whereas Gabby was extra indignant at Clayton. On the Remaining 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 may be zero probability 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 submit by @workingbach13 in December 2021 theorized that the ultimate two had been Susie or Rachel. The submit 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 usually types the lead and the final two contestants for the Remaining Rose Ceremony.

The submit speculated that Susie may’ve gained 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 pals additionally observe Clayton on Instagram. A fan account has additionally posted an alleged screenshot of Susie commenting coronary heart eye emojis on one in all Clayton’s latest Instagram pictures, which he preferred. Susie additionally obtained the Fairly Lady date—a.okay.a. a date the place the lead and the contestant go on a purchasing spree—in Vienna, Austria, in week seven, which has been indicative of different Bachelor and Bachelorette winners who’ve had comparable dates, akin 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 gained Clayton’s Bachelor season. “Do I submit 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 submit, nevertheless, additionally speculated that Rachel may’ve gained Clayton’s Bachelor season as a result of she returned to social media on the precise 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 picture of The Bachelor host Jesse Palmer 20 minutes after it was posted, regardless that Rachel doesn’t observe Jesse on Instagram. Rachel was additionally the one contestant from Clayton’s last three that loved season 18 Bachelorette Michelle Younger’s first picture along with her winner, Nayte Olukoya, which Clayton additionally preferred.

Actuality Steve confirmed in February 2022 that Clayton doesn’t have a conventional ending, there was no finality to his Bachelor season. Actuality Steve additionally reported that Clayton didn’t have a conventional “Remaining 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.okay.a. when the Bachelor and their winner have a secret weekend collectively) the entire season.

For Clayton’s proposal to Susie, it’s nearly 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 informed 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 endlessly, 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 affirm 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 doubtless selection.) “I don’t suppose 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 a number of issues that I simply by no means would’ve thought would’ve occurred the way in which they did. So everybody will probably be type of shocked. I want it may have went every other path, however it went the path that it did. Finally, 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 marriage 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 Firms 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 shifting to Japan to expertise a brand new tradition or successful Miss Virginia 2020, Susie likes to defy expectations and is searching for a person who will hold life fascinating,” 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 she or he wants somebody she will belief to her core. Above all, she needs somebody who will at all times be there to assist and encourage her desires regardless of the place these desires take her.”

For her enjoyable details, Susie listed the next:

• Susie would like to be a documentary filmmaker sooner or later.

• 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 house after a One-on-One date with Michelle, who informed him that there’s “one thing lacking” between them. “I simply need 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 obtained a letter from Michelle’s scholar, who cheers him on. “This simply exhibits me I need youngsters sooner or later,” Clayton mentioned as he learn the letter. The episode additionally exhibits a producer asking the scholar what needs to be subsequent for Clayton, to which the scholar 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 group, the Missouri Tigers. After commencement, he was an expert 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 group and performed in 4 preseason video games. I made it previous the primary spherical of cuts, nevertheless, I used to be not capable of make the ultimate roster. Nonetheless, it was a novel 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 trade continues to be orthopaedic gross sales.

In his bio for Michelle’s Bachelorette season, Clayton described his “good girl” as somebody who’s “humorous, unbiased, clever and athletic sufficient to hitch him on the health club for a exercise.” “Clayton is a Missouri thoroughbred who has all of it – attractiveness, an awesome job and a beautiful household,” his bio learn. “The one factor lacking is the proper girl with whom to share his life. His dream girl is humorous, unbiased, clever and athletic sufficient to hitch him on the health club for a exercise. He needs to search out one thing actually particular and is prepared to place within the laborious work to search out love that may final endlessly. Clayton is so excited to fulfill Michelle and loves that she has a ardour for her profession. His mother is a instructor similar 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 might be the proper match for him. Will they hit it off?”

For his enjoyable details, Clayton listed the next:

– Clayton had a mohawk in faculty.

– 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 out there to stream on Hulu. Right here’s the best way to watch it without cost.

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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