Colton Underwood will be sharing something “deeply personal” in a new interview on Good Morning America and people are speculating about what he might be revealing.
Something that Colton might be talking about are the allegations from ex-girlfriend Cassie Randolph, who accused him of stalking and harassment. Many fans don’t think that ABC should give him a platform to discuss these allegations though and lots of people don’t think he should be given a platform whatsoever.
The other subject that fans think Colton might discuss is his sexuality, which is something he has brought up throughout the years.
You might remember that Colton gained notoriety when he starred on The Bachelor in 2019′s 23rd season and was very open about being a virgin. His sexuality was discussed throughout his time in Bachelor Nation in relation to his virginity.
Click inside to find out everything he has said about rumors that he’s gay…
Keep reading to see everything he’s said in response to rumors that he’s gay…
While promoting his memoir “The First Time” in March 2020, Colton sat down with People and discussed his sexuality and how he was bullied when he was younger.
Colton says that a rumor spread through his high school that he was gay. He told the outlet, “It was one of those things where you hear something so often, you start believing it. I thought, maybe I am gay. The captain of the football team should be having sex and drinking, right? But I wasn’t.”
Ever since he was in grade school, he would search “Am I gay?” online. He added, “I didn’t know who I was. And I come from an athletic family, so it was always, ‘Move on, you’re good.’ So that threw me off. In high school, when I was struggling with my sexuality, I’m not going to talk to my parents about it. So I internalized it.”
The gay rumors continued during his time in Bachelor Nation.
“Even while my season was airing, I battled the gay [rumors],” he said. “They’d say, ‘he’s gay, he’s hiding it.’ No. But I’ve been there, done that now.”
Keep reading to see what he said taught him that he was straight…
Colton says that his time on The Bachelor taught him that he was straight.
“[The show taught me] that I’m straight and I’m very, very attracted to Cassie [Randolph] and women — but it would have been OK if it would have been the other way too. I think that’s the biggest message I have for people,” Colton said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight while promoting the book.
He added, “If anybody takes anything from this or is going through this, if I help one young man or one young woman go through something that they’re struggling with — to let them know that they’re not alone — then I consider the book a huge success.”
“Even now, I still battle gay rumors when I’m with Cassie, but that’s how it was for me as a young kid in grade school and high school,” Colton said. “I can deal with them now. …People, sometimes when they don’t understand, they have to get from Point A to Point B somehow, and that’s a line that they draw. That’s just what they do to make sense of things in their mind.”
Colton also talked about how rumors about his sexuality in high school got to his mom.
“There was a rumor going around my high school that I was gay because I broke up with one of my girlfriends at the time. It even got to my mom, where my mom was pulled me aside and said, ‘You know what? We’d still love you if you were gay.’ I was like, ‘I appreciate that, but I gotta figure this out.’ It was a little awkward,” he said.
Colton says he he “never acted on anything” when he was questioning his sexuality. He added, “There was questions there, and I either internalized it or moved forward with football. And going on The Bachelor was a way for me to not be able to run away from a relationship, not to be scared, and to open up.”
Keep reading to see what he said after the book was released…
Months after the book was released, Colton gave an interview to Reality Steve and once again addressed the rumors that he’s gay.
“In regards to those rumors,” he said. “I addressed it pretty heavily in the book [The First Time] and I’ve gone through it throughout my whole entire life. And of course, it doesn’t help being on a national stage for the mental health aspect.”
“But the bottom line is I’m not gay. I have love and support for anybody in the LGBT+ community and support that, and love is love at the end of the day,” he added. “I’m sort of used to it at this point, but I don’t think I’m ever going to give a good enough answer. I’m always going to almost feel like I’m on defense probably for a very long time.”
In a new excerpt from his book that was released earlier this year, Colton revealed why Cassie broke up with him.