New The Bachelor spoilers have leaked out about the ending of The Bachelor's 2022 season starring Clayton Echard, and the new spoilers reveal Clayton's final decisions and whom The Bachelor star may have picked and ended up with as well as if he's engaged.


[Bachelor Spoilers Warning: This report contains new spoilers that have surfaced on how Clayton Echard's season of The Bachelor ends and who Clayton Echard picked as his winner and ended up with.]

The Bachelor is only hours away from Episode 8 on Monday at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
Clayton only has four women left on his journey to find love, and they'll be looking forward to introducing him to their families.
Clayton's Final 4 women are Gabby Windey, a 30-year-old ICU nurse from Denver, CO; Rachel Recchia, a 25-year-old flight instructor from Clermont, FL; Serene Russell, a 26-year-old elementary school teacher from Oklahoma City, OH; and Susie Evans, a 28-year-old wedding videographer from Virginia Beach, VA.
Clayton narrowed down his lineup of ladies by denying roses to the following women on the latest episode: Mara Agreat, a 32-year-old entrepreneur from Collingswood, NJ; Sarah Hamrick, a 23-year-old wealth management advisor from New York, NY; Genevieve Parisi, a 26-year-old bartender from Los Angeles, CA; Eliza Isichei, a 25-year-old marketing manager from Berlin, Germany; and Teddi Wright, a 24-year-old surgical unit nurse from Highland, CA, from the competition.

Clayton made these huge cuts during his time in Hvar, Croatia and Vienna, Austria.

Clayton is hoping the drama is over after eliminating both Mara and Sarah.
Mara had it out for Sarah, thinking that the young bachelorette wasn't ready to get engaged.

And it appeared everyone had turned against Sarah because Sarah would boast about her superior connection with Clayton. Sarah allegedly made it seem like she and Clayton were in love, which nearly caused Gabby and Rachel to quit the show.

According to Rachel and Gabby, Sarah even made up lies about her romance with Clayton to make the other girls feel insecure about their own relationships.

Now with only Gabby, Susie, Serene and Rachel left, all of the women are falling in love with The Bachelor star, and most of the women have informed him of that.
Based on previews of what's to come on The Bachelor's 26th season, Clayton is also going to fall in love -- with more than one woman.

So how are things going to shake out on The Bachelor and who is Clayton going to send home after hometown dates?
Which women will receive Fantasy Dates after that, and how does this season end? Keep reading for all of the spoilers out there regarding Clayton's final days as The Bachelor star.

Clayton has confirmed he found love

When Clayton appeared on Good Morning America to discuss his experience as the franchise's leading man in late November 2021, he made a shocking announcement considering leads of the show typical keep this information under wraps until the end.
"I did find love," Clayton confirmed at the time.
"And I was a little skeptical going into the whole journey, but I'm so pleasantly surprised that things worked out much different than what I had thought."
Clayton added, "And I'm so excited to watch it back and have everyone else watch it as well."

Just because Clayton found love on the show, however, that doesn't mean he left The Bachelor in a healthy relationship or engaged.

After all, many former The Bachelor and The Bachelorette stars fell in love with more than one person on their respective seasons.

Clayton apparently falls in love with three women

The Bachelor process may have worked a little too well for Clayton, who fell head over heels for not one or two, but three women!

During The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All episode that aired in early December 2021, a trailer aired that featured Clayton admitting, "I didn't believe it could happen, but I am in love with three women."
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Clayton proceeds to tell one woman, "I couldn't be more sure that I'm falling in love with you," before telling a second bachelorette, "I'm falling in love with you."

And Clayton shares with a third woman, "I am in love with you."

A mystery woman subsequently laments in tears, "He's in love with all three of us?!"

The Bachelor Final 3 Spoilers

The February 28 The Bachelor episode will feature Clayton traveling to four different states to meet his Final 4 women's loved ones.

This marked the first time in two years a Bachelor could actually travel around the United States and enjoy dates with women in their actual hometowns.

"On dates led by the women, Clayton will learn Jiu-Jitsu, go kayaking, hike in the Rockies and free-fall 80 feet, but the real adventure still lies ahead," ABC teased.

According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Susie's hometown date in Virginia Beach, VA, filmed on November 2.

Based on Susie's background, she's the person who showed off her Jiu-Jitsu skills.

Rachel's hometown date took place in Orlando, FL, on November 4.

Carbone reported that Serene's hometown date taped in Oklahoma City, OK, on November 6, and Gabby introduced Clayton to her loved ones in Denver, CO, on November 8.

Clayton hoped these visits would bring clarity about whom he should proceed in the competition with.

The Rose Ceremony following hometown dates reportedly occurred on November 9 and ended with Serene being denied a rose.

"One thing I'd heard since hometowns was that Serene was eliminated at [No. 4], and judging by the previews [on December 6], it was all but confirmed," Carbone wrote late last year.

Clayton's Final 3 women as a result were reportedly Susie, Gabby, and Rachel.

All three ladies reportedly made it to Iceland for overnight Fantasy Suite dates as well as the Final Rose Ceremony.

Clayton says he was "intimate" with at least two of his bachelorettes

During the trailer that aired during The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All for Michelle Young's season, Clayton is shown standing in front of two ladies -- either his Final 2 bachelorettes or two of his Final 3 women.

"I just want you to know that what I'm about to say is not going to be easy to hear," Clayton announces to Rachel and Gabby.

"I want to be fully, fully transparent, and I know it's not easy to hear, but I was intimate with both of you."

Both women cry, with Rachel curled up on a staircase and Gabby venting in the preview, "I'm done... What the actual f-ck?!"


The drama apparently leaves Clayton feeling "so broken" as he stares at a diamond engagement ring, seemingly unsure of whom to give it to.

Clayton, however, has said in interviews that the trailer didn't provide much context and so people need to wait to see what happens before they make judgments and assumptions about him being "intimate" with multiple women.

Carbone wrote in his blog on December 7 that he didn't think Clayton's revelations derailed anything.

And while Carbone said it looks like Gabby and Rachel were Clayton's Final 2 bachelorettes,  he pointed out, "The only thing we know for sure is that whole scene happens in Iceland."

Carbone said he'd like to think producers are "smarter" than just giving away Clayton's Final 2 bachelorettes in a pre-premiere trailer.

The Bachelor host Jesse Palmer has teased an even bigger shocker to come

After ABC aired the trailer of Clayton saying he had found love with three women and been intimate with two women, Jesse told Us Weekly that the most shocking part of Clayton's journey "is something we don't know about yet."

"You're going to have to tune in and watch," Jesse teased in late January 2022.

Jesse pointed out how The Bachelor's producers and editing team are "very smart" with "respect to what they're putting out and how they're editing everything and putting it together."

"But there are multiple, multiple moments that I think are gonna be very, very eye-opening for our viewers at home," Jesse explained.

And the Season 5 The Bachelor star continued, "I know we always say, 'It's the most dramatic season,' [but] Clayton's season [is] the most dramatic season ever because there's so many things that have never happened before."

The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss says Clayton's season is "totally spoiler proof"

While The Bachelor was airing its seventh episode on February 21, Mike took to Twitter with a jaw-dropping tweet.

"Major Historic Announcement!" The Bachelor creator and executive producer wrote.

"This season's finale of #TheBachelorABC is totally spoiler-proof. No one knows how it will end, cuz it ain't over til it's over! And it ain't over..."


The tweet suggests Clayton did not get engaged at the end of his season, nor did the small-town medical sales representative and former college football player select a winner at the Final Rose Ceremony.

It's possible Clayton's apparent bombshells that he loved three women and was "intimate" with two of them ruined one or all of his relationships -- or at least set The Bachelor star on a non-traditional course for the end of his season.

Clayton's winning bachelorette pick has yet to be reported

There are no credible spoilers out there yet revealing Clayton's winner and if he definitely got engaged at his The Bachelor season's Final Rose Ceremony.

On December 16, Carbon wrote in his blog that he didn't know the ending of Clayton's The Bachelor season yet, although he figured Clayton was "most likely engaged."

"I've heard rumblings about all three since filming ended," Carbone reported at the time.

He added, "I'm leaning towards one person based on info told to me, but again, until I get the confirmation I need, there's no need to tell people what I'm 'hearing.'"

Carbone assured his readers late last year that when he's confident in who Clayton picked, he'd let the world know.

And as of February 21, 2022, Carbone still doesn't know the winner of Clayton's season, or if Clayton ended up with a girlfriend or fiancee at all.

However, new spoilers have emerged about the ending of Clayton's season

Carbone reported on February 21 that he is convinced Clayton is NOT with Rachel, that he didn't pick Rachel in Iceland or leave Iceland with her.

Carbone is now also pretty sure Clayton did not get engaged at the end of Season 26.

While Carbone hasn't heard anything about the status of Clayton's relationship -- or lack thereof -- with Gabby and Susie, sources have informed him that Clayton is definitely not with Rachel.


Carbone also claims Clayton's season did not have a traditional ending, which would mean a final Rose Ceremony with two women in which one is dumped and the other receives the last rose and/or an engagement ring.

In fact, Carbone isn't certain whether Clayton had a Final Rose Ceremony at all.

Carbone explained in his February 21 blog how there was "no finality" to Clayton's season in Iceland, where filming wrapped late last year, which backs Mike Fleiss' tweet that Clayton's season can't be spoiled because it isn't over yet.

In addition, Carbone said he's been led to believe Clayton hasn't had any "happy couple visits" since filming ended.

However, if Clayton is single right now, there is a chance he could rekindle a romance with any of his Season 26 bachelorettes -- Gabby, Susie and Rachel included.

The Bachelor alum Peter Weber thinks Clayton ended up alone and single

After falling in love with multiple bachelorettes, Peter's The Bachelor season ended with the pilot proposing marriage to Hannah Ann Sluss, but he broke off the engagement while his season was airing in early 2020.

Peter briefly reunited with his The Bachelor frontrunner Madison Prewett -- who quit his season before the Final Rose Ceremony -- when they filmed The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, but the pair announced two days later they were going to go their separate ways.

Like Clayton's season, Carbone was unable to spoil the ending of Peter's season.


"My heart goes out to Clayton so much because I relate to Clayton in so many ways," Peter recently said on Us Weekly's "Here for the Right Reasons" podcast.

"It's almost a little bit of PTSD for me, being pulled back into it, because I've been in that exact situation."

While he's appeared to have made many deep connections, Clayton has given Rachel Recchia three group-dates roses as well as a one-on-one date rose.

He also seemed very concerned about whether Rachel would be ready to introduce him to her family, more so than with others.

"My prediction is -- and I hate to say this -- that he ends up with no one and that it was supposed to be Rachel," Peter explained.

Peter suspects Clayton's revelation he was in love with three women and had been intimate with two of them was too much for Rachel to handle and overcome.

"[I predict] she loses it, and then who knows if they all walk away or how it ends -- or maybe he walks away because it was mainly Rachel," Peter reasoned.

"But I'm hoping that's not the case, but that's how I kind of think it ends. And then I could see either Susie or Gabby being the Bachelorette."

Peter said he's actually "kind of surprised" by how much validation Clayton has been able to show Rachel and that he was "very lucky... to do that."

Peter claimed, however, producers wouldn't let Rachel "separate too much from the pack" if Clayton had his heart set on her early on.

"I don't think that it's there with Susie and Clayton as much it is with Rachel and Clayton," Peter said, adding, "I would say Susie's, like, the No. 2."


Considering Clayton revealed in late November he had found love, Peter believes that's further evidence Clayton may have left The Bachelor 26 without a girlfriend or fiancee.

"I saw an interview where he was like, 'Yeah, I fell in love.' And that was very shocking to me because normally you're not supposed to say that and give it away," Peter shared with Us.

"And I think it's gonna be more of he found himself, a self-love type situation, like, he learned a lot about himself, and he is really excited about progressing and finding something in the future. We will see."

Regardless of how his season ended, Clayton claims he's "happy"

Clayton has said in the press how he's happy and in a good headspace after filming The Bachelor, with the exception of dealing with a lot of backlash and hate from fans.

"I definitely was not perfect. I did some things wrong," Clayton recently told Us Weekly.

But that doesn't mean Clayton has a desire to rewrite history or take any of his decisions back.

"I think for me, I realized that I can't say that I have any regrets because if I would've done things differently, would it have been my 100 percent authentic journey? And I think the answer to that is no," Clayton explained.

"So what I did and every moment while I was there was what I thought was right. Does that mean it was right? Probably not, no."

Clayton said while he's an imperfect human and made some wrong moves, "I did everything under my volition and what I thought was best."

"And so for that, I'm like, 'You know what? You stayed true to yourself, and you developed some battle scars along the way, but that's just what life is,'" he shared.


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About The Author: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.