Clayton Echard’s Bachelor journey is coming to an end, but it seems like the drama has just begun.
In a newly released promo for the March 14 Bachelor episode, Clayton Echard is seen visibly emotional.
In the clip, Clayton’s father, Brian, tells him he “screwed the pooch” in this situation. Clayton then responds: “I wish I never would’ve fallen in love.”
“I’m hurt right now,” he says. “Last night, everything blew up and Susie left. I’m just so messed up. I need somebody to help me because I’m so broken,” Clayton says.
“To be completely blindsided by last night with Susie and to feel like everything that we had meant nothing, it just shattered me and my trust,” he continues. “It’s like, where do I go from here?”
“I’ll go tonight and I’ll talk with them both and tell them, ‘This is everything that happened and this is where I’m at,'” he tells Jesse. “I will be 1,000 percent transparent. After they hear that, I don’t know how they’re going to move forward. I know that tonight could be the end of this whole thing for me.”
Here’s what Clayton said about his fantasy suite dates and the social media backlash.
“I was, like, really not OK with my season. I was in a very dark place. I slept with more than one person, I hurt people’s feelings, I got dragged on the internet, I was a shell of myself. It is the hardest thing to go through and people have no idea,” he tells Kaitlyn Bristowe for an interview on her “Off the Vine” podcast.
“Because there’s so much more than what you see on TV, and it’s taken out of context. And it’s just such a hard thing to try and navigate and then to be on so many interviews having to go along with this narrative [and] not be able to, like, tell what’s happening because we all don’t know yet. And I’m just so sorry that you’re going through such a hard time, and I hope you know that it will pass. Do you feel that there’s light at the end of the tunnel?”