Bachelors Clayton Echard and Susie Evans announce breakup

Clayton Echard is single again after former Bachelor Star announces split from Susie Evans.

Echard and Evans, who shared the news of their breakup in a joint Instagram statement on Friday, began by saying: It’s a tough decision and not one taken lightly,” he said.

“We understand that there will likely be a lot of questions about this decision. I’m keeping it private because I’m pretty sure.But I’m sharing this.Being together last year has brought us a lot of joy and a lot of laughter, but also quite a bit of pain. “I know that no healthy relationship can be without struggle, but I realized that I was unprepared for external factors that interfered with my ability to heal, both individually and as a couple.”

Going forward, the former couple says they are “focused on continuing to work on themselves so they can be the best versions of themselves.”

“This is not an easy time for both of us, but we want to support each other and see each other find happiness and healing.” We hope that our community will support us individually as we move forward with love and respect.

Closing the post, the pair added: “Thank you to everyone who has supported our relationship.

The decision to end their relationship came after Echard and Evans announced they were pursuing a long-distance relationship.

“We were like, ‘I don’t know if it’s going to last a month.’ [relationship] No pressure from here or if it’s a lifetime. Let’s love and appreciate each other,” Echard said in an episode of Dear Media. not skinny but not fat Podcast in August.

At the time, he added that he and Evans were “very happy right now and are in a really great place.” admitted Bachelor’s degree.

Bachelor Clayton and Susie.
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“But yeah, we went through it together. But thankfully she’s on my side and that’s the only reason I can sit here and be so positive because of her.” .”

Echard and Evans, 29, Bachelor’s degreeBut it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the final rose, as Echard actually sent Evans home. The controversy arose when Echard was intimate with his last female plural, and Evans was uncomfortable with his revelation.

However, in the finale episode, Echard decided not to give the final rose to either of the two remaining women, Gabby Windy and Rachel Recchia. I went after Evans after realizing that I was a shy woman.

Evans initially told Echard no, but the pair revealed their relationship status after final rose.

“I really didn’t think it was going to happen,” Clayton said of his win over Evans. “Especially after the way we ended things. I just held out hope. In that moment I felt it was the right thing to do.And thankfully she came back and I just needed one conversation at a time, so I restructured it as much as possible. Did.”

They soon moved in together. “I realized that the most important thing was to do this at my own pace and quickly transition to each other,” Clayton told PEOPLE. Now that I have no roots, I can plant it wherever I need it.”

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In early April, a TikTok woman claimed she was close with Echard while he was having an affair with Evans.

“The people who made these false accusations should be held accountable,” he said.

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