Clayton Echard is focusing on healing.
Clayton Echard and Susie Evans announced their split last month, and the Bachelor has mentioned that he is no longer looking to date as of now but is focusing on healing. The sources mentioned that it has been tough on Clayton but he is now focusing on himself and trying to make the best out of the situation.
Clayton Echard recently told E! News that he is not seeking to date right now, adding that he cannot even imagine seeing anyone in that light right now, so he will use the time to focus on himself. Clayton went on to say that if he wasn't healed, he couldn't let anyone else into his life.
Clayton added that post their breakup, the duo has remained on good terms and shared that they obviously will have respect and love for each other no matter what and he thinks it’s a good place to be where it’s not a hostile ex. The former Bachelor added that it’s more like they are very loving and caring and they both want what’s best for each other, and who knows what that looks like.
The former NFL football player shared that at the end of the day, they know what they’ve been through is different from anyone else’s experience and so, they will probably be one of the few people to understand each other in that sense. Recently, the former couple appeared in a joint interview on PodcastOne's Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe podcast where Clayton shared that when they broke up initially, his first feeling was that someone he loved had abandoned him and it was hard on him.
Clayton continued that he was upset and he did not feel like looking in Susie Evans’ direction because he was like if he looked at her, it would just hurt him more and tear him apart. But later added that it lasted just half a day and then he felt that he couldn’t do it and he couldn’t ignore her for the next week and he did not want to do that. Clayton explained that there was so much love in their relationship, which is why he wanted to end things on good terms and not with animosity, so he apologized. The former couple has no idea what the future holds for them, but it appears that they are in a good place right now, with both of them focusing on healing from their heartbreak and on their careers.
Susie Evans and Clayton Echard announced in a joint statement post that they have decided to go their separate ways and stated that anyone who has loved someone, will understand that the decision is never easy and not made lightly. The couple acknowledged that there will be many questions about their decision, noting that social media is definitely a highlight reel and that they have kept many of their experiences together private, but they are confident that people will understand.
The former couple, who rekindled their romance after the show had finished filming and appeared at After the Final Rose of The Bachelor, mentioned that the last year had brought so much joy and laughter to them, but also a significant amount of pain. They expressed their gratitude towards their fans who have supported them throughout their journey and mentioned that even though they are not together, they hope that their fans will support them in their solo adventures and future. They had recently shared that they were going to try long-distance for a while but said that there was no pressure.
During the interview with E! News, Clayton also spoke about his struggles with body dysmorphic disorder and how he realized that he is not alone. The Bachelor said that he received several messages from people that mentioned that they are men and struggle with body dysmorphia too which made Clayton understand that maybe this is something that he would like to advocate for people about.
Clayton Echard revealed that he started exercising more, and taking his diet seriously which helped him to lower his body fat percentage which made him like the way he looked. The former football player has recently teamed up with ADAA to share his experience and use his platform to advocate about the same stating that everyone has their struggles and that if someone has a platform to make a difference then it's all worth it.