Colton Underwood has come out as homosexual.
After showing as a contestant on Becca Kufrin‘s season of The Bachelorette in 2018 and starring as The Bachelor in 2019, Colton confirmed his sexuality throughout a candid interview about his troubled previous and supplied an apology to his former girlfriend, Cassie Randolph.
“I’ve ran from myself for a very long time. I’ve hated myself for a very long time. And I’m homosexual,” Colton, 29, shared throughout an interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America on April 14. “I got here to phrases with that earlier this 12 months.”
In response to Colton, he felt he was”completely different” and “extra emotional” than different boys at a younger age. Then, in highschool, he realized he “was extra interested in the boys and the boys” than women and girls. Sill, as a result of he had “discovered within the Bible that homosexual is a sin,” and had grown up round individuals who used the phrase “homosexual” in a damaging context, he refused to acknowledge his sexuality publicly.
Though Colton went on along with his life as a person pretending to be straight, and considering that God made him straight when he was named as The Bachelor, he finally had a wake-up name when he started feeling as if he “would’ve relatively died” than say he’s homosexual.
“There was a second in L.A. that I awakened and I didn’t assume I used to be gonna get up. I didn’t have the intentions of waking up. And I did,” he recalled, admitting to fights with “suicidal ideas.”
Additionally throughout his interview with Robin, Colton insisted that, regardless of being homosexual, he was in love with Cassie, who he introduced along with his last rose on The Bachelor. As followers of the sequence will recall, the couple continued thus far till early final 12 months, when Cassie accused Colton of harassing and stalking her earlier than finally settling their variations out of court docket.
“I’d wish to express regret for the way issues ended. I tousled. I made numerous dangerous decisions,” Colton shared. “I beloved every thing about Cassie.”
“It’s exhausting for me to articulate precisely what my feelings had been in going by way of that relationship together with her was as a result of I clearly had an inside struggle happening,” he continued. “I’d simply say that I’m sorry from the underside of my coronary heart. I’m sorry for any ache and emotional stress I brought on. I want that it wouldn’t have occurred the way in which that it did. I want that I had been brave sufficient to repair myself earlier than I broke anyone else.”
As he appears ahead to the longer term, Colton stated he’s feeling “good, completely satisfied, [and] constructive” after rising “nearer to God” and realizing that his relationship with God isn’t “conditional.”
He additionally instructed Robin that he appears ahead to establishing an “emotional connection” with somebody of the identical intercourse.
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