Premium- The Bachelor -Here's What Colton Underwood Should Have Said To Cassie In His 'GMA' Interview
On Wednesday morning's Good Morning America, Bachelor alum Colton Underwood publicly came out as gay. He shared that he came to terms with his sexuality over the course of the pandemic and that it's something he’s struggled with his whole life. He also apologized to those he hurt, including his ex Cassie Randolph — but what he said to her specifically just didn’t quite go far enough.
I’m happy for Colton that he came to terms with his sexuality in quarantine, the same way that many did, including myself. In that journey, I will support him 100%. But when it comes to supporting his career and helping to give him a platform — he's supposedly filming a Netflix docuseries about his path to self-acceptance — well, I’m just not ready to go all-in.
Here's why. In the GMA interview conducted by Robin Roberts, Colton apologized to all of the women who were on his season and to everyone at home who rooted him on for “dragging” them into his “mess of figuring out who he was.”
Speaking specifically to Cassie, he added, “I would like to say sorry for how things ended. I messed up. I made a lot of bad choices. … 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’ve been courageous enough to fix myself before I broke anybody else.”