Colton Underwood has come out as homosexual.
In a brand new interview with Good Morning America, the previous Bachelor lead talked at size Wednesday with Robin Roberts about his sexuality, his previous struggles to come back to grips with the reality — and the way he feels now he is embraced his true id.
He additionally apologized to ex-girlfriend Cassie Randolph.
“I’d wish to express regret for the way issues ended. I tousled. I made numerous dangerous decisions,” the 29-year-old stated, including that his love for Cassie made issues “extra complicated” for him.
“I’d simply say that I’m sorry from the underside of my coronary heart. … I want that it wouldn’t have occurred the best way that it did.
“I want that I had been brave sufficient to repair myself earlier than I damage anybody else.”
With out citing any particular incident, it is secure to imagine right here that Colton is referring to the ugly nature of his cut up from Randolph.
Final fall, Cassie took out a restraining order against Underwood after he allegedly stalked her in varied method, together with reportedly inserting a monitoring system on her automotive and incessantly standing exterior her residence.
The pair met throughout Season 23 of The Bachelor and dated from 2018 till Might 2020, at which they introduced their stunning break-up.
Explaining what had transpireed, Colton revealed on Instagram that after months of “self-reflecting,” the 2 determined to finish the connection, including that they had been simply “meant to be pals.”
He did not say something about his sexuality again then.
On GMA this morning, nevertheless?
“Clearly this yr has been lots for lots of people and it is in all probability made lots of people look themselves within the mirror and determine who they’re and what they have been operating from or what they have been laying aside of their lives,” he stated.
“And for me, I’ve ran from myself for a very long time, I’ve hated myself for a very long time.
I am homosexual and I got here to phrases with that earlier this yr and have been processing it.
Colton instructed Roberts the “subsequent step” was letting individuals know, which is lots more durable than it might sound.
“I am nonetheless nervous,” he stated on air. “It has been a journey for positive.”
Underwood, in fact, was a virgin all through his run as The Bachelor.
He by no means got here proper out and confirmed it, however the former actuality star strongly hinted afterward that he had consummated his romance with Randolph after the present ended.
However he additionally wrote in his memoir that he thought maybe he was homosexual as a teenager.
“I believed, perhaps I’m homosexual,” Underwoood defined on this ebook, including of his previous conduct:
“The captain of the soccer crew must be having intercourse and consuming, proper? However I wasn’t.”
A rumor about Colton’s sexuality even made the rounds in highschool, he says within the memoir, prompting him to Google the phrases Am I Homosexual as a result of he simply had so many questions on himself.
“I didn’t know who I used to be,” Underwood wrote.
“And I come from an athletic household, so it was all the time, ‘Transfer on, you’re good.’ In order that threw me off.
“In highschool, after I was scuffling with my sexuality, I’m not going to speak to my dad and mom about it.
“So I internalized it.”
The hypothesis again then was so outstanding, Colton stated his dad and mom ended up confronting him about it.
He recalled his mom telling him:
“You realize, Colt, we might nonetheless love you and assist you for those who had been homosexual.”
And but… Underwood nonetheless couldn’t face, or perceive, the reality about himself as a really younger man.
It took all these years and all these experiences for him to lastly give you the option to take action.
And now that he is accomplished so?
“I am the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life,” he stated on Good Morning America.
We’re thrilled to listen to that. Strategy to go, Colton.