Ex-“Bachelor” Clayton Echard has ended his relationship with Season 26’s victor, Susie Evans.
Evans and Echard, both confirmed their breakup in an Instagram post on Friday.
They posted a photo of themselves laughing as a former couple with “With terribly heavy hearts, we wanted to communicate that we have decided to go our own ways.”
“Anyone who has loved understands this was a difficult choice and not one made lightly.”
They said, “We know no healthy partnership comes without its problems, but we’ve discovered that we were not prepared for the external influences that inhibited our capacity to recover as individuals and as a couple.”
We’re both committed to developing ourselves to our full potential.
Breakup Comes Six Months After The Bachelor’s Finale for Clayton Echard and Susie Evans
After a difficult beginning to season 26 of the ABC dating show, Clayton and Susie told their fans that they need to focus on themselves separately.
Further, “we’ve recognized that we were not prepared for the external circumstances that inhibited our capacity to recover as individuals and as a marriage,” the message reads. Every day, we wake up with the same goal: to be the best versions of ourselves possible.
In an effort to shed some light on the situation, the message stated, “While neither of us is having an easy time right now, we are here for each other and wish for the other’s continuing success and healing.
Despite the loss of Claysie, we hold fast to the belief that our communities will rally around us as we go ahead loving and respecting one another.”
The couple expressed their gratitude to those who have always been there for them, saying, “It means so much more than you could ever know.”
A Nation Responds to Clayton Echard and Susie Evans’ Split
Clayton Echard made an appearance on the “Not Skinny But Not Fat” podcast, where he and his long-distance partner shared the news that they were leaving Virginia Beach.
They recently announced their breakup on Instagram.
In a post accompanied by a photo of themselves, the pair revealed that they had “chosen to go their separate ways” due to “very sad hearts.” All those who have experienced love realize that this was not an easy choice to make.
At the end of their article, Susie and Clayton wrote, “This is not an easy moment for any of us but we stand in support of one other and wish to see the other move on to find happiness and healing.”
Despite the loss of Claysie, we look forward to moving forward with each other in our hearts and with the love and respect we have always had for one another.
We appreciate the help from everyone who believes in us as a couple. What you’ve done means more to me than you can possibly understand.