Bachelor spoilers: What happens on Clayton Echard's 'The Bachelor' season? Who does Clayton pick as his Final 3 bachelorettes and end up with as his 'The Bachelor' winner? (SPOILERS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/14/2022
Bachelor spoilers have unveiled what's going to happen on the rest of Clayton Echard's The Bachelor season -- including spoilers about Clayton's Final 4 women and Final 3 bachelorettes, and which woman may have won Clayton's final rose and ended up as his winner.
[Bachelor Spoilers Warning: This report features major spoilers for Clayton Echard's season of The Bachelor beginning with Episode 6 -- including who Clayton's Final 3 bachelorettes are and who The Bachelor star may have picked as his winner.]
"She is allowing herself to be vulnerable and she is very trusting of me. I am very, very happy that Serene is here," Clayton told the cameras.
And Serene gushed about how her feelings for Clayton had "grown tremendously" since the start of the season.
"It's getting real to me that he could be my husband," Serene gushed, "and I'm excited to see where things could go. I definitely feel like I'm falling in love with Clayton."
And then Clayton enjoyed a one-on-one date with Gabby and got to know her on a deeper level.
"Gabby was someone who wasn't on my radar at first, but now, I can't get her off my mind. She is absolutely hilarious," Clayton said, adding that Gabby had "blindsided" him in the best possible way. "She could be my future wife."
Meanwhile, the women were also still reeling from Clayton's decision to keep Shanae around.
"You can't get along with other girls, you're dramatic, you're angry, you're aggressive. The sun goes down and the crazy comes out, and I think it's only a matter of time before he sees it -- and I can't imagine that he likes it, but who knows," Mara explained.
Clayton asked Shanae to apologize to the other women for her actions, especially for her profanity and throwing a trophy at a group-date afterparty, but Shanae delivered a totally insincere -- although convincing -- apology.
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"I am really sorry and I hope we can get past this, because I really want to talk to you guys and confide in you and be there for one another. I am truly sorry," Shanae announced.
But then she bragged in a confessional, "I'm not sorry, hoes, you mean-ass b-tches! I need an Oscar award for that performance. Fake it until you make it! I never thought I could act before but I'm f-cking good."
Shanae, however, ended up facing Genevieve on a two-on-one date that ended on a cliffhanger.
The Bachelor is heading into its sixth episode on Monday, February 14, and only 12 women are still in the running.
So what is going to unfold on The Bachelor's 26th season? According to host Jesse Palmer, extremely shocking events have yet to air.
What are the spoilers for the remainder of Clayton's The Bachelor season? Which women get eliminated next and who lasts all the way to the end? Keep reading for all The Bachelor 26 spoilers that are currently out there!
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 pretty big announcement.
"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.
Once Clayton narrowed down his search for love even more, he and his Final 9 bachelorettes continued their international travels to Hvar, Croatia, where one women revealed "a shocking secret," according to the network.
In Hvar, Clayton reportedly asked Teddi out on a one-on-one date, and she received a rose by the end of it.
During a group date, Clayton and the bachelorettes channeled their "inner gladiators" as they battled one another in "knightly challenges" for a chance at a rose.
And later, Clayton took a woman on a solo date who had already received a one-on-one before.
Carbone said he believes Sarah received the other one-on-one date with Clayton.
"After losing the one-on-one date to someone who has already had one, one woman has Clayton doubting if all of the women are ready for marriage," ABC revealed.
The sixth Rose Ceremony then featured Clayton rejecting Eliza and Mara Agreat.
Clayton's Final 7 bachelorettes as a result were Gabby, Genevieve, Rachel, Sarah, Serene, Susie, and Teddi.
Clayton and his Final 4 bachelorettes flew to Vienna, Austria before the women's round of hometown dates.
"I don't know if this was a 'if you get a rose on your date, you advance,' or if they just had dates and had a Rose Ceremony at the end," Carbone wrote in his blog on December 16.
"All I know is the end result of who the 4 remaining women were once they left Vienna."
Clayton took Serene to Hofsburg Palace on a one-on-one date, and then Susie received the special "Pretty Woman" date.
Susie, wearing a long red dress, received a rose from Clayton at the end of their one-on-one.
According to Carbone, Genevieve was sent home at some point during the week without going on a date.
"I don't know who approached who first, but it was established that Genevieve and Clayton just weren't a match and didn't see it long term," Carbone claimed, "so he either sent her home or she left. Not sure how it'll be shown."
Carbone is unsure of whether there was a third one-on-one date in Vienna to go along with a group date.
Following Genevieve's surprising ouster, Clayton eliminated Sarah and Teddi at the seventh Rose Ceremony of the season.
Clayton's Final 4 bachelorettes were Gabby, Rachel, Serene, and Susie.
Clayton apparently falls in love with three women
Clayton had no trouble finding love on The Bachelor. In fact, the process apparently worked a little too well for him.
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."
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?!"
In order to choose his Final 3 bachelorettes, Clayton met his Final 4 ladies' families in their respective hometowns.
Susie's hometown date in Virginia Beach, VA, filmed on November 2, Rachel's hometown date took place in Orlando, FL, on November 4, 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.
The Rose Ceremony 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 #4, and judging by the previews [on December 6], it was all but confirmed," Carbone wrote last month.
Clayton's Final 3 women as a result were 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 has sex 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.
Clayton appears to be leading a Rose Ceremony following his round of overnight Fantasy Suite dates.
"I just want you to know that what I'm about to say is not going to be easy to hear," Clayton announces to two ladies.
"I want to be fully, fully transparent, and I know it's not easy to hear, but I was intimate with both of you."
A brunette woman cries, "I'm done," while walking away from The Bachelor star and then falling to her knees.
"What the actual f-ck?!" the brunette complains.
The drama apparently leaves Clayton feeling "so broken" as he stares at a diamond engagement ring, seemingly unsure of whom to give it to.
Carbone said he doesn't know how the elimination went that determined Clayton's Final 2 bachelorettes.
"I don't know yet. What we do know is that Clayton found love this season... so whatever drama they want you to believe ensued from that conversation of saying he was intimate with 'both of you' obviously didn't derail anything," Carbone wrote in his blog on December 7.
Clayton reportedly gets intimate with both Rachel and Gabby
The blonde woman in the trailer that aired during The Men Tell All was reportedly Rachel.
And while the brunette woman crying was Sarah, Carbone reported that Sarah did not make it to Iceland, where the final dates were filmed.
"It was sent to me numerous times... that the venue Clayton is standing in is in Iceland (where we know the overnights and final Rose Ceremony are) and that the two women whose backs are two us (and he's seemingly telling he was intimate with both) are Rachel and Gabby, two women we know had hometown dates," Carbone reported in his blog.
"The shot of Sarah crying was squeezed in from another point in filming since we know Sarah didn't make it to Iceland."
The Bachelor fans are therefore assuming Gabby and Rachel finished as Clayton's Final 2 bachelorettes; however, Carbone is not convinced that's the case.
"Certainly looks that way, but with the way the editing works and how tricky they can get sometimes, the only thing we know for sure is that whole scene happens in Iceland," Carbone explained.
"Saying they're the Final 2 because that's the only two you see there with their backs to us, I don't know yet. Maybe it is and the show just gave away their Final 2."
Carbone noted, however, that he'd like to think producers are "smarter" than just giving away Clayton's Final 2 bachelorettes in a pre-season trailer.
Clayton's winning bachelorette pick has yet to be reported
There is no spoiler out there yet revealing Clayton's winner and whether he got engaged at the Final Rose Ceremony.
"I don't know the ending yet," Carbone wrote in his blog on December 16, 2021, adding that Clayton is "most likely engaged."
However, Carbone is sure Clayton ended up with one of his Final 3 bachelorettes -- Gabby, Susie, or Rachel -- and the contestants have been instructed not to say a word about the show's ending or post anything on social media that could give it away.
"I've heard rumblings about all three since filming ended," Carbone reported.
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.'"
But Carbone assured his readers, "When I'm confident I know who he picked, I'll let you know."
Although Clayton never revealed whether he's currently in a happy relationship or engaged, he did tell Us Weekly that he left The Bachelor with zero regrets.
"I definitely was not perfect. I did some things wrong," Clayton told Us.
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 said.