Susie Evans Hints at State of Mind After Clayton Echard Split


Clayton and Susie.
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We are trying to heal! Susie EvansHer state of mind after her split from the former Bachelor was hinted at Clayton Echard — and the reality star is fully focused on taking care of herself.

“Me to every self-care ritual I’ve picked up this week,” Evans, 29, wrote in a TikTok video posted on Wednesday, September 28, of herself sporting a facemask and mouthing the audio: “You better fix my entire life, you little s–t.” She captioned the clip, “But really.”

In a second post uploaded the next day — which she captioned, “This is how I’m handling things from now on … ‘thank you,” — the Virginia native lip-synced, “No more questions, I’m a little mad, and I’m tired,” with the text “How I’m handling this week” written across the screen.

Evans’ cryptic messages come less than one week after she and Echard, 28, announced they called it quits after six months of dating.

“With incredibly heavy hearts, we wanted to share that we have decided to go our separate ways. For anyone who has ever loved, knows this was a painful decision to make and not one taken lightly,” the pair wrote in a joint statement on Friday, September 23. “We understand that there will likely be a lot of questions about this decision — social media is definitely a highlight reel and much of our experiences together we have kept private as I’m sure most can understand. But we will share this — although this last year together has brought us so much joy and so many laughs, there has also been a significant amount of pain.”

The twosome added that they “realized that we were not prepared for the external forces that hindered our ability to heal as individuals and as a couple,” noting that they are now “focused” on working toward being the best versions of themselves.

Bachelor Nation fans were quick to comment on Evans’s story to see how she was handling the split.

“just got out of a serious relationship too we can do it susie 🥰,” one person wrote, to which Evans replied, “Sending you so much love rn.”

When another social media user said, “I feel you😭 why are we going thru heartbreak at the same time🧍🏾‍♀️,” the Lindenwood University alum asked, “Okay so are well [sic]You don’t have to go through breakups.?”

In season 26, Evans and Echard met. The BachelorThe film premiered in January. The videographer made it to the fantasy suite week before she revealed that she wasn’t comfortable with the former football star being intimate with the remaining two contestants, Rachel RecchiaAnd Gabby Windey.

The retired athlete for his part admitted that he had sex with both of them and told each contestant that they were in love.

“I don’t even know who I’m looking at anymore,” he said to Evans during their argument. “You just dropped a bombshell on me, and I don’t agree with it at all how you went about it. I think it’s BS … I’m sorry that I even raised my voice. It’s because I cared so much, I really did love you. … Anything you say to me at this point doesn’t matter to me anymore, so I’m going to walk you out.”

Following their major blowout, Echard sent Evans home. However, Evans returned to the finale during part 2. Clayton had thrown out Windey, 31, as well as Recchia, 26, and Echard. Evans, a Missouri native, turned Evans down at the final rose ceremony. She then left the series alone.

The duo announced their renewed relationship on After the Final Rose’s March special. “I loved him as a person before I ever fell in love with him,” Evans told host Jesse PalmerAt the time.

After the twist-filled season finale the lovebirds only told Us Weekly that they couldn’t see anything “wrong with either way we went about the process,” but wished they had more empathy for each other and were able to understand the other person’s perspective while we were in that moment.”

Evans and Echard made it clear that they were moving to different states earlier this month. Echard is returning to Arizona as Bachelorette, while Evans, a former beauty queen, will be moving to Los Angeles.