Another person dies.
Former ‘Bachelor’ Clayton Echard has said he’s quitting with Season 26 winner Susie Evans.
Evans, 29, was the first to announce their split in a long time. Instagram A statement written on their behalf and uploaded on Friday. Clayton has yet to share the news on his own profile.
The videographer captioned a photo of the former couple laughing together, saying, “With an incredibly heavy heart, I wanted to share that I decided to go my separate ways.
“Anyone who has ever loved knows this is a painful decision and not one taken lightly.”
Evans didn’t elaborate on what led to their breakup, but said social media was just a “highlight reel” and the pair had gone through “a lot of pain” over the past year.
“We know that healthy relationships do not come without struggle, but we have found ourselves unprepared for external factors that interfere with our ability to heal, both individually and as a couple.
“We are both focused on continuing to work on ourselves so we can be the best versions of ourselves.”
Echard, 29, has experienced a lot of scrutiny over how he handled his relationships with the final three contestants Evans, Gabby Windy, and Rachel Lecchia.
After the fantasy suite, the reality star confessed to the women that he told them all he was in love with them.
But hey Finally chose Evansdetermined that he loved her “most”.
Due to the dramatic ending, Windy and Lecchia were named co-leads of the latest season of ‘The Bachelorette’.
Evans also said in the breakup announcement that the decision was not taken lightly.
“This is not an easy time for either of us, but we want to support each other and see each other find happiness and healing.
“No more crazy, but hopefully our community will support us individually as we move forward with love and respect for each other.”
The statement read, “Thank you to everyone who has supported our relationship. It means so much more than you may ever know.❤️”
Back in August, there were signs that the relationship was on its final stretch.
Echard revealed on Dear Media’s “Not Skinny but Not Fat” podcast that after months of living together in Virginia Beach, Virginia, he and Evans decided to pursue a long-distance relationship. . She moved to Los Angeles and he to Arizona.
“We were like, ‘I don’t know if it’s going to last a month.’ [relationship] From here on, or if it’s going to be a lifetime, there’s no pressure,” he told then-host Amanda Hirsch. “Let’s love and appreciate each other.”
Evans revealed in March that she would. say no to suggestions From my ex-boyfriend.
“We’ve talked about this and I’ve told Clayton, if you surprise me [with an engagement]I say no,” the reality star previously said On Nick Viall’s podcast “The Viall Files”. “This is not a pleasant surprise.”