‘The Bachelor’ star Colton Underwood comes out as homosexual


Colton Underwood, the previous soccer tight finish who discovered fame on “The Bachelor” has revealed that he’s homosexual.

“I’ve ran from myself for a very long time. I’ve hated myself for a very long time,” Underwood advised “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. “And I’m homosexual. And I got here to phrases with that earlier this yr and have been processing it. And the subsequent step in all of this was form of letting individuals know.”

Underwood tried out briefly for a handful of NFL groups earlier than his skilled soccer profession resulted in 2016. Three years later, he received over Cassie Randolph on Season 23 of “The Bachelor,” a present centered on a single bachelor who’s requested to pick a spouse from a pool of romantic pursuits. Underwood and Randolph by no means married.

“Each LGBTQ individual’s journey to discovering and accepting their genuine self is totally different, and Colton Underwood’s choice to share his reality with the general public reminds us that there isn’t a set timeline for popping out,” stated Anthony Allen Ramos, head of expertise for GLAAD.

“Given the big and constant fandom who know Colton from ‘The Bachelor,’ his popping out and dialogue of his religion will hopefully open eyes to the hundreds of thousands of out and proud LGBTQ people who find themselves additionally individuals of religion.”

Underwood stated he lastly acquired to a spot the place he could possibly be trustworthy with himself after 2020, the yr that made individuals “have a look at themselves within the mirror and work out who they’re and what they’ve been working from or what they’ve been laying aside of their lives.”

Earlier than headlining “The Bachelor,” Underwood appeared on the 14th season of “The Bachelorette” and season 4 of “Bachelor in Paradise.” He has a guide, titled ”The First Time.”

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