Bachelor couple Clayton Echard and Susie Evans just gave a joint interview about their recent breakup on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s Off the Vine podcast—which is definitely a first!
“It’s really hard because when we first broke up…my first initial feeling was, like, I felt abandoned, that was my first feeling,” Clayton said, via People. “I was upset. I didn’t even want to look in her direction because I was like, ‘If I look at you, the hurt is gonna tear me apart.'”
Susie said that Clayton was “very sassy” during this time, but it only lasted mere hours. “That lasted like half a day, and then I was like I can’t do this,” Clayton said. “I can’t ignore her for this next week. I can’t do this. I don’t want to do this. There’s so much love here. I want us to end on happy terms. So then I apologized, and I was like, ‘Hey, I want us to be happy,’ and then we were happy for a few days […] We were crying non-stop. We were like, ‘Wait, we’re having so much fun now, should we not break up?'”
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These two are now trying the whole friendship thing (while also giving each other space when needed), but Clayton’s still worried about getting hurt. “Can Susie and I find a way to still keep in contact but not hold onto this feeling of, can this work?” he said. “Because what happens if it doesn’t? I don’t want to be crushed and hold onto hope. And then all of a sudden, no this isn’t going to work…then it just destroys you a second time.”
Rooting for these two! (Something I never thought I’d say during Clayton’s season, lol 🙃.)