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Former ‘Bachelor’ Colton Underwood Comes Out as Gay

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This morning on the highly-promoted sit-down interview with GMA’s Robin Roberts, former ‘Bachelor’ lead Colton Underwood, revealed that he was gay and that he has finally come to terms with it.

The ex-football star shared: “Obviously this year’s been a lot for a lot of people, and it’s probably made a lot of people look themselves in the mirror and figure out who they are and what they’ve been running from or what they’ve been putting off in their lives. For me, I’ve ran from myself for a long time and I’ve hated myself for a long time, and I’m gay. I came to terms with that that earlier this year and have been processing it. The next step in all of this was sort of letting people know. I’m still nervous, but it’s been a journey for sure. I’m like the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life. That means the world to me.”

Underwood expressed he went through a very dark time to be able to reveal his truth: “I got into a place in my personal life that was dark and bad. I can list a bunch of different things, but they’d all be excuses. I think overall the reason why now is because I got to a place where I didn’t think I was ever going to share this. I would rather have died than say ‘I’m gay,’ and I think that was sort of my wake up call. There was a moment in L.A. that I woke up and I didn’t think I was going to wake up,” he said. “I didn’t have the intentions of waking up, and I did. And I think for me that was my wake up call, that, ‘This is your life. Take back control.’ I think looking back even beyond that is… even just suicidal thoughts and driving my car close to a cliff, like, ‘Oh, if this goes off the cliff, it’s not that big of a deal.’ I don’t feel that anymore.”’

As to the questions or anger that ‘Bachelor Nation’ are going to have that Underwood misled the female contestants on his season, or he duped the audience, Colton said: “I thought a lot about this…Do I regret being ‘The Bachelor?’ And handling it the way that I did?’  I do think I could have handled it better, I’ll say that. I just wish I wouldn’t have dragged people into my own mess of figuring out who I was. I genuinely mean that, but also at the same time I can say ‘I’m sorry’ to all of those women, I can also say ‘thank you,’ because without them and without the ‘Bachelor’ franchise, I don’t know if this would have ever come out.”

Colton was highly-promoted during his season as the “Virgin Bachelor”.  He acknowledged he was indeed a virgin at that time, but it was because he was gay, but just “didn’t know how to handle it”.   Underwood also shared he was thankful to God that he was cast on the reality-competition as one of its season’s leads because he thought that would make him straight.  He told Roberts in his talk with God, ‘Finally, you’re letting me be straight. Finally, you’re giving me a wife, a fiancée, and then I’m going to have the kids, then I’m going to have the house, and then I’m going to have all this.’

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As to his contentious break-up with ‘Bachelor’ contestant, Cassie Randolph, where she had at one time had a restraining order put on Underwood and later revoked it, he admitted: “I would like to say sorry for how things ended. I messed up, I made a lot of bad choices.”  But told Robin Roberts, he indeed loved Cassie, sharing, “That only made it harder and more confusing for me. if I’m being very honest, I loved everything about her. And it’s hard for me to articulate exactly what my emotions were, and going through that relationship with her was, because I obviously had an internal fight going on. I would just say that I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart. I’m sorry for any pain and emotional stress I caused. I wish it wouldn’t have happened the way it did. I wish that I would have been courageous enough to fix myself before I broke anybody else.”

Underwood shared that his upbringing in the Catholic church and being in the world of high school, college, and pro sports contributed to why he never came out previously, citing,: ” learned in the Bible that gay is a sin. I had made mistakes in my sports and in my athletic career, and when you make mistakes, ‘that play was gay’ or that was a bad… gay was always affiliated with a connotation of negativity, and I think there’s a lot of things when I look back, like, ‘No wonder I held it in.’”

So, were you surprised that Colton revealed he was gay? How do you feel about the journey he expressed in his interview on GMA to speak his truth? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Dennis M
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Dennis M

Who is surprised by this revelation?

aria
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good for him, I hope people embrace him and don’t shun him, life is hard for a lot of people and everyone deserves to live their truth, and not be condemned for that.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Good for Underwood for coming to terms with who he is.

Two other observations:
(1) One man’s “virgin” is another man’s “gay man who hasn’t come out yet.”
(2) The Bible, wonderful as it may be, has sure caused many individuals much pain. There, I said it!

Steve
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Steve

Great observations James.

And while we give kudos to Colton for finally being free, keep in mind that he’s got an upcoming Netflix series which will document this process.

Once a reality “star”, always a reality “star”.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Steve, thanks a million for the positive feedback. You’re right about his reality “star” persona. There could be more such chapters to come. Cheers!

Rose
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Rose

I understand that each person’s journey is different; however, this is 2021 not the 60s, 70s, 80s, or even 90s. My gay friends and family members who came out during those times had a lot more challenges. Documenting his “coming out process” after already being a reality star is just another notch in his narcissistic attention-seeking persona. Sad that people need that much attention.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Surprising . . . absolutely no one.

Delonjo D Barber
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Delonjo D Barber

Most gay dudes don’t have the luxury of hiding in plain sight in a locker room. This is almost like a fair-skinned black man finally admitting that he isn’t white. No, he doesn’t now get an invite to the cookout for TELLING THE TRUTH! He enjoyed his personal luxury soooo much that he hated himself and the men he was lusting after, then he went on a TV show to fool even more women. Sorry, not sorry!

He’s a villain!

Dennis M
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Dennis M

I can agree partially. Not only did he DELIBERATELY set out to fool people, he relished in the deceit. We all know it’s a struggle for many to come out but some don’t have that internal struggle – even if raised in a strictly religious home. It was so easy for him to lie about being gay, yet tell the truth about being a virgin? Today, being gay is actually more “normal” and acceptable than being a virgin! There is a deeper psychological issue going on here, but you know what? We’re all guilty of fooling people, just not in… Read more »

Delonjo D Barber
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Delonjo D Barber

We are in absolutely agreement, Dennis! There is something pathological here that is wayyy above my pay grade for me to diagnose. The press is TRYING so hard to spin him as a victim when he is a perpetrator. And I’m disgusted!

Dennis M
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Dennis M

Yessssss! Lol

Rose
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Rose

Another attention whore willing to put his fake persona out there just for notoriety and fame. TV, social media, and the music industry is littered with these types of narcissists.

Satan
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Satan

Good for Colton that he finally accepted his own reality, but it’s just the perfect illustration of how ridiculous “The Bachelor” (and all of these other idiotic “reality” shows) actually is….

Dozens of young women line up to compete for the attention of a guy who just ain’t into any of them, and nobody asked why??

Maybe they did… I never watched the dumb show. But I would think somebody would have figured it out if none of them seemed to connect with him.

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