Shanae sparked drama when she told Clayton that Elizabeth Corrigan was "fake" and "two-faced" and then mocked Elizabeth's ADHD disorder.
Shanae also accused Elizabeth and several other women of bullying her and creating a "toxic" environment.
After Elizabeth's ouster, the rest of the women have been waiting for Clayton to pull the plug on his relationship with Shanae.
"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 Agreat explained in a confessional.
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, and so Shanae delivered a totally insincere -- although convincing -- apology.
"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 Parisi on a two-on-one date that ended on a cliffhanger.
Until viewers find out whether Clayton gave Genevieve or Shanae a rose, let's get to know Shanae, a controversial and polarizing bachelorette, a little better right now.
Below is a list of nine facts Reality TV World has compiled about Shanae Ankney.
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Elizabeth clapped back at Shanae and is teaching her a lesson after Shanae doubted her struggle with ADHD and the girls got into an argument on a recent Season 26 episode.
Elizabeth took to TikTok after Episode 2 of The Bachelor aired and posted a video advising people what to do when someone tells you they battle a mental illness.
As "Super Rich Kids" by Frank Ocean song played in the background, Elizabeth pointed at five different text captions that flashed across the screen.
"Acknowledge what they shared," Elizabeth began.
"Thank them for their vulnerability. Understand that you do not understand. NEVER weaponize it."
And the final piece of advice Elizabeth gave her followers was, "BE A GOOD PERSON!!"
When Elizabeth uploaded her video, she also wrote, "It's okay to not be okay."
Clayton wishes he sent Shanae home much earlier
Clayton apologized to Elizabeth for denying her a rose after all the drama with Shanae.
After apparently receiving backlash from Bachelor Nation for eliminating Elizabeth and keeping Shanae on his season, Clayton posted a public apology to on his social media accounts.
"I'm sorry, Elizabeth, for what you're going through. I wish I could have seen what was happening when I wasn't there. I obviously knew y'all weren't in a good place with each other, but I thought at the time that it was, solely, petty drama," Clayton wrote in postings he made on both Twitter and Instagram.
"I would have sent Shanae home immediately for making fun of you for being neurodivergent, had I known."
Clayton admitted watching Season 26 back so far has brought him anxiety and feelings of guilt.
"Overall, the experience for me watching hasn't been fun, simply because I'm seeing all the damage that I caused," Clayton stated.
"I really meant well, but my actions weren't always the best as I now can see the repercussions from my decisions."
Clayton went on to promise The Bachelor fans that he's "learning" from "the mistakes."
"[I] am doing everything in my power to come out the other side a better man," Clayton concluded.
As The Bachelor was airing its fourth episode, Clayton reminded his followers that "mental health matters" and people should keep that in mind before hitting "send," which suggests people had been sending Clayton hate and criticism for his decisions.
Clayton also tweeted -- seemingly in response to Elizabeth and Shanae's feud on the show -- "I'm looking forward to having an open and honest discussion at [The Women Tell All] with what all happened."
"It's important to hold people accountable, including myself. #TheBachelor," he added.
Elizabeth replied to Clayton's tweet, "I'm ready."
Clayton may have slyly confirmed producers made him keep Shanae on the show
Clayton's social-media activity has some of his followers believing he has slyly confirmed speculation that the show's producers made him keep Shanae on his season knowing she'd continue to spark drama and make great television.
Clayton posted a photo from his first one-on-one date with The Bachelor bachelorette Gabby Windey in which they were both laughing on February 8, and in the comments section, a fan wrote to Clayton, "Wear blue in your next photo if you were forced to keep Shanae against your will."
Clayton didn't reply to the comment that has since received over 350 likes, but only one day later, he posted two photos of himself wearing blue shorts!
"YOUR SHORTS ARE BLUE," the same Instagram user commented on Clayton's February 9 post, which featured Clayton joking around in a gray sweatshirt with a small flamingo floatie next to a pool.
And Clayton actually replied to his follower, "That is a correct observation!"
Clayton's decision to respond to the curious Instagram user on February 8 has left some of his followers believing he also read her first comment and followed through with her request.
If so, the blue clothing in Clayton's subsequent post would then slyly confirm to the world that producers had told him what to do about Shanae while filming Season 26.