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‘Coming Out Colton’: Is Cassie Randolph The Reason Colton Came Out?

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Is Cassie Randolph the reason Colton Underwood came out as gay? Find out what the Coming Out Colton star is saying about their relationship.

Former Bachelor tells his truth in Coming Out Colton

Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts wasn’t the first person to hear Colton Underwood say that he’s gay. In fact, the former Bachelor star had already been secretly filming a Netflix docuseries about coming out.

Some Bachelor Nation members have been skeptical about the timing of Underwood’s bombshell. It came a little over six months after Cassie Randolph filed for a restraining order against her former boyfriend. The protective order accused Colton of harassment and stalking, allegedly putting a tracking device on Cassie’s car.

The restraining order was dropped two months later amid an alleged legal agreement between the former couple.

Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph via YouTube
Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph via YouTube

How Cassie Randolph filing restraining order made him come out

Colton Underwood has been making the media rounds promoting Coming Out Colton. The series drops December 3rd on Netflix. E! Online has a sneak peek breakdown of the biggest revelations from the series.

Colton discusses with both his dad and a friend the circumstances surrounding the restraining order. Speaking to his dad, he calls his relationship with Cassie his “last straight relationship.” He further explains his behavior by saying that he wasn’t ready to “let that go” and come out.

In a separate interview with Us Weekly, he calls the restraining order a “huge wake-up call.” Underwood elaborates that it was “the the moment that I realized I had to come out.”

However, that contradicts his earlier claims in Variety that he was blackmailed into coming out. He told the outlet that he received an email threatening to release nude photos of the reality star at a spa frequented by gay men.

Colton Underwood reveals mental health struggles after break-up

During his Good Morning America interview in April of 2021, Colton Underwood alluded to having suicidal thoughts. In his Netflix show, the former pro football player discusses how he hit “rock bottom” following his split from Cassie Randolph.

Speaking to a close friend, he reveals to popping pills.

“I took a lot of Xanax, not thinking I was going to wake up the next morning. I did and it was really bad.” – Colton Underwood, Coming Out Colton.

However, with the support of the LGBTQ+ community after coming out, he’s now happily “in love” with his boyfriend, Jordan C Brown. Read more about Colton Underwood’s new love here.

Do you think Cassie Randolph filing a restraining order had anything to do with Colton coming out? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Stream Coming Out Colton on Friday, December 3, only on Netflix.

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