His season, which was marketed with advertising and marketing that touted Colton’s virgin standing, is maybe finest remembered for him leaping a fence in his pursuit of Cassie Randolph‘s affection. Colton later reduce his season brief to pursue a relationship with Cassie after she voluntarily left the present.
The pair by no means received engaged and ended their two-year relationship in Might 2020. In September, she filed a restraining order towards him, and in court docket paperwork obtained by E! Information, she accused Colton of “stalking” and “harassing” her between June and August 2020.
Cassie dropped the restraining order in November, and Colton instructed E! Information in a press release at the moment, “The 2 of us had been capable of attain a non-public settlement to deal with any of Cassie’s issues. I don’t imagine Cassie did something fallacious in submitting for the restraining orders and likewise imagine she acted in good religion.”
In his e-book The First Time, initially printed in March 2020, Colton described inside struggles he had confronted whereas rising up, together with questioning his sexuality.
“I did not know who I used to be,” he wrote. “And I come from an athletic household, so it was at all times, ‘Transfer on, you are good.’ In order that threw me off. In highschool, after I was fighting my sexuality, I am not going to speak to my mother and father about it. So I internalized it.”
He went on to write down that he “battled the homosexual” rumors as an grownup, including, “They’d say, ‘He is homosexual, he is hiding it.’ No. However I have been there, carried out that now.”
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