BACHELOR Clayton Echard slammed Teddi Wright for "lying" about another family member "sliding into her DMs."
As the Women Tell All special aired, the Season 26 star questioned his ex's shocking on-air claim about his BROTHER.
Host Jesse Palmer brought Teddi, the Season 26 star eliminated in Week 7, into the hot seat during the March 7th special and things got a little more family-oriented than expected.
"A little birdie told me that someone, in particular, slid into your DMs. Who was it that reached out to you?" he asked Teddi as the contestants behind her yelled to "Say it."
"Clayton's brother did reach out to me," Teddi began on the after-show shocker that could have been about Nate Echard or Patrick Echard. "I didn’t reply."
"I will say I think one Echard boy in my lifetime was enough for me," not mincing words on the matter, to which host Jesse joked: "Maybe you just met the wrong brother, I don't know."
However, Teddi wasn't the only one to chime in on the matter – as the Bachelor contestant himself took to Twitter to slam her close-knit claim.
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"Both of my brothers have been vehemently denying sliding in the DMs," Clayton wrote to Twitter as the scene aired.
"So Teddi, please give the people (including me) what they want and release the DMs" he added with cry-laugh emojis to follow.
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Fans flooded the comments section of his post in shock over the brotherly bombshell and his reaction.
"Damn no such thing as bro code in the Echard house eh?" one wrote.
"Me seeing Clayton use the word vehemently in a sentence when he’s gotten a fools edit the whole season" slammed another on his vernacular.
"They lied to you. Ask to see their DMs lol," wrote a third, turning the tables on his shade.
"Release the dms brothers," wrote a fourth while a fifth simply wrote: "Yikes yikes yikes."
"Wait, so both of your brothers slid in?" asked a sixth wondering which branch of the family tree the alleged DM stemmed from.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
On Clickbait With Bachelor Nation, Clayton said that in the midst of the show airing, his family has been "checking in about once a week."
He also said: "I live with my brother currently."
"We watch the episodes together. He keeps it pretty lighthearted. He makes fun of me, says I have no game and just loves to bash everything about me.
But that's our dynamic. He's been great to have around."
According to mom Kelly Duff Echard's December 2021 Instagram post, the brother in question (this time) is Nate, as a few months ago he and Clayton moved in together in Arizona.
"I said goodbye to Clayton today as he heads west to join Nate in Arizona to take over Patrick’s lease! I miss my boys terribly, but am happy for their own journeys," she wrote, noting that the third brother Patrick was moving to Oregon.
Much like the Bachelor star, brother Patrick appears to love hiking while Nate only has nine photos on his Instagram page yet also seems outgoing.
During the Women Tell All, the audience sees all the contestants for this season square off and let their true feelings be known.
Clayton's journey to find love is nearing the finish line, with just a handful of episodes left this season.
It's been a challenging season for Clayton, who has gotten mixed reviews from viewers.
Earlier this month Bachelor fans sent Venmo charges to Clayton for the "pain and suffering" he caused earlier in the season over "Shrimp Gate."
During the episode, villain Shanae Ankney accused Elizabeth Corrigan of being a bully, and rallying the rest of the cast against her.
Shanae was set off after Elizabeth and the others passed on Shanae's offer of shrimp during a dip in the hot tub.
Viewers venmo'd Clayton for "lost brain cells" ranging from $1 to $50 for "pain and suffering."
Clayton cheekily responded to the requests on his Instagram stories, begging "Y'all need to stop this right now," and included a laughing emoji.
The backlash took a turn for the serious later in the episode, when Clayton kept Shanae, who had already been accused of mocking Elizabeth's ADHD diagnosis.
Instead, it was Elizabeth who was sent home.
Clayton took to Twitter after the episode aired to share an apology for his decision.
Clayton also faced backlash after an off date with Sarah Samrick during which they were "forced" to strip down to their underwear.
Meanwhile, according to her Instagram profile bio, Teddi is a registered nurse hailing from Redlands, California, as reported by the site Bach and Bachette Fans.
However, not much is known about her social life as the eliminated star's profile is set to private.
The Bachelor began filming at the $4.4million mansion in Agoura Hills in October with Jesse Palmer, the new main host of the show.
Clayton Echard was chosen as a "last-minute" decision, a source close to production previously told The Sun.
Sources told the outlet that producers quickly fell in love with Clayton and he rose to the top of the network’s shortlist.
He hails from Eureka, Missouri, and was reportedly a professional football player.
Season 23 premiered in January 2022.
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