The Bachelor finale gave fans answers in regards to what happened with Susie Evans and Clayton Echard. During Fantasy Suites week, Susie had trouble getting past Clayton getting ultra-close with Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey, and she left. By the second half of the finale, Clayton begged Susie to return. And it seems Susie didn’t take Cassie Randolph’s advice.
[Spoiler alert: The Bachelor finale spoilers ahead regarding Clayton Echard and Susie Evans.]
‘The Bachelor’ finale recap: Does Susie Evans reject Clayton Echard?
The Bachelor finale and “After the Final Rose” were full of twists no one expected. At the end of part one, Clayton told his family that despite still having Gabby and Rachel around, he knew Susie was the one for him. Part two of the finale featured Clayton finding Susie and begging her to return. Then, Clayton sent Gabby and Rachel home despite first begging both of them to stay and meet his family.
So, what happens with Susie and Clayton? Does Susie reject Clayton in the end? Shockingly, she does. Clayton tells Susie he loves her and wants to build upon their relationship, but Susie doesn’t agree. “I have made the decision to leave Iceland alone,” Susie tells him. “It doesn’t make it an easy decision. It’s devastating if I’m being honest. But I’ve thought this through, and I don’t think that I’m your person and I don’t think that you’re mine.”
Despite everything that went down on the show, Clayton and Susie found their way back to each other. They reconnected after the show and debuted their new relationship during “After the Final Rose.”
Susie didn’t take the advice given by ‘Bachelor’ alum Cassie Randolph
During part one of The Bachelor finale, Cassie Randolph from Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor weighed in on what was going down. Fans likely remember Cassie chose to leave the show, but Colton then convinced her to stay. They had a relationship outside of the show until they broke up. Many fans thought Colton should’ve never gone after Cassie after she made the initial decision to leave the show.
People reminds us Cassie said she hopes Susie “doesn’t feel pressure” to sustain a relationship with Clayton if he went back for her. “I hope that if he does go back, which it is seeming very possible that he’s going to, that she just doesn’t feel pressure, whether that’s pressure from him to have a relationship or pressure to give a happy ending to the show,” Cassie said.
“When she initially came on the show, she wanted to find something, you know. … She might be living in this idealistic world,” Cassie added. “But yeah, I just hope that she sticks with her intuition and really is in the moment in a good way where she’s not looking at what she wants it to be but for what it is.”
It seems Susie didn’t heed Cassie’s advice, as she and Clayton got in contact after everything that occurred on the show to rebuild their romance.
Are Susie and Clayton still together now?
What’s the status of Susie and Clayton now after The Bachelor finale? According to People, they’re both happy and in love.
“In a weird, twisted way it did work out because I ended up with Susie,” Clayton told the publication. “And I’m happier than I’ve ever been.”
“I was totally caught off guard by everything that happened in Iceland so I needed to take time for myself and get to the bottom of who Clayton is as a person,” Susie added. “I wanted answers for how he treated me on the initial day of our breakup. But we’ve learned so much about each other. And those feelings of love came back.”
Now, Clayton is reportedly moving to Virginia to be with Susie. They’re not currently engaged, but instead are taking their relationship one day at a time.
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