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Who is Clayton with now as The Bachelor season 26 airs finale?

Clayton Echard’s The Bachelor season 26 has come to a dramatic end and the star has made his decision.

After meeting and spending time with a large group of women on the show, Clayton narrowed down his feelings to the final three contestants: Rachel Recchia, Gabby Windey, and Susie Evans.

The fantasy suite dates episode saw the Bachelor receiving a lot of backlash for the way he treated Susie. However, it’s all in the past now.

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THE BACHELOR – 2610B After a rollercoaster season like none other, The Bachelor himself, Clayton Echard, returns to face the three women he fell in love with. Jesse Palmer will guide emotional conversations throughout the evening as the bombshell conclusion to Claytons season plays out. What happens next is anyones guess, but it all goes down LIVE. Plus, an exciting surprise announcement that no one will see coming on the finale of The Bachelor, TUESDAY, MARCH 15 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Craig Sjodin via Getty Images) SUSIE, CLAYTON ECHARD

Who is Clayton with now?

Clayton finally ends up with Susie Evans as The Bachelor season 26 draws to a close. He revealed in the finale episode that the two are still together, despite Susie’s rejection of his marriage proposal in Iceland.

Susie also called Clayton her boyfriend in front of a live audience in LA. The couple also revealed that Clayton will soon be moving to Virginia to be with his lady love.

The pair went on to admit that they are happy together but are anticipating backlash from Bachelor nation.

They are, however, yet to make their relationship Instagram official.

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THE BACHELOR – 2610B After a rollercoaster season like none other, The Bachelor himself, Clayton Echard, returns to face the three women he fell in love with. Jesse Palmer will guide emotional conversations throughout the evening as the bombshell conclusion to Claytons season plays out. What happens next is anyones guess, but it all goes down LIVE. Plus, an exciting surprise announcement that no one will see coming on the finale of The Bachelor, TUESDAY, MARCH 15 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Craig Sjodin via Getty Images) SUSIE, CLAYTON ECHARD

The Bachelor season 26 finale was full of twists

Earlier in the finale episode, we see Clayton seated with his final two contestants as he breaks up with them together. He decides to pursue Susie even though she left him in the prior episode.

He tells Rachel and Gabby that his heart is with Susie, whether she chooses him or not.

An indignant Gabby immediately leaves following the breakup, stating that Clayton didn’t have any respect for her or Rachel.

Rachel, on the other hand, remained seated on the couch, sobbing.

Both Rachel and Gabby had even met with Clayton’s family, but the Bachelor still chose to go with Susie.

THE BACHELOR – 2610B After a rollercoaster season like none other, The Bachelor himself, Clayton Echard, returns to face the three women he fell in love with. Jesse Palmer will guide emotional conversations throughout the evening as the bombshell conclusion to Claytons season plays out. What happens next is anyones guess, but it all goes down LIVE. Plus, an exciting surprise announcement that no one will see coming on the finale of The Bachelor, TUESDAY, MARCH 15 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Craig Sjodin via Getty Images) GABBY WINDEY, RACHEL RECCHIA

Fans react to season finale

Fans had mixed reactions to how The Bachelor season 26 ended.

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Disha is a Political Science graduate from the University of Mumbai, India, who loves languages, reading, and writing about cinema and culture. She loves finding out about the latest entertainment trends and being the first to cover celebrity news. When she's not writing about the latest trending online series, Disha enjoys running.