Bachelor star Cassie Randolph has spoken out for the primary time after her ex Colton Underwood revealed he was struggling together with his sexuality throughout their turbulent year-long relationship that resulted in stalking and harassment claims.
Whereas she didn’t touch upon Colton straight – it was clear the 25-year-old actuality star has been studying the outpouring of supportive messages she has acquired since his popping out story broke.
‘Thanks to everybody for the sort feedback and messages,’ Cassie wrote on her Instagram Tales Friday alongside a coronary heart emoji – whereas additionally taking the chance to hyperlink to her YouTube channel. Clearly needing a while away, Cassie knowledgeable followers that she had ‘determined to take the week off’ amid Colton’s information.
Grateful after taking trip: The Bachelor’s Cassie Randolph breaks her silence after ex Colton Underwood comes out… as she thanks followers for the ‘variety feedback and messages’
Earlier this week, Cassie posted a video on Instagram from a luxurious resort in Cozumel, Mexico, the place she is at the moment vacationing along with her bestie Lin Salas and different pals.
The star gained season 23 of The Bachelor in 2019 and accepted Colton’s last rose.
However regardless of romantic beginnings, Colton, 29, turned Cassie’s worst nightmare when he allegedly started stalking her, harassing her and her pals utilizing pretend cellphone numbers and even planted a monitoring machine in her automotive, in line with courtroom paperwork.
No extra: Randolph, 25, escaped to Mexico with pals following her breakup from Underwood, 29 (the pair pictured in 2019)
Including one other twist to their ill-fated relationship, the Bachelor star revealed in a bombshell interview on Tuesday that he had been confused about his sexuality the entire time throughout their relationship that lasted over a 12 months and resulted in Might 2020.
Colton, 29, wrote in his autobiography that he questioned whether or not he was homosexual as early as grade college, and had been struggling together with his feelings. He informed Good Morning America that regardless of his sexuality he was in love with Cassie throughout their relationship and apologized to her through the interview.
‘I’ve ran from myself for a very long time. I’ve hated myself for a very long time, and I am homosexual. And I got here to phrases with that earlier this 12 months and have been processing it,’ he informed GMA.
Cassie Randolph, proper, joined her sister and pals for a Mexico journey after her ex Colton Underwood got here out as homosexual
Cassie Randolph posted an Instagram Story exhibiting her Mexican getaway with pals
On her journey to the Mexican island lower than two weeks earlier than her twenty sixth birthday, Cassie posted a video following her brother Landon strolling down from a picket balcony to a jetty and into clear blue Caribbean water at Personal Paradise Villa.
Her greatest pal and fellow Biola College graduate Lin additionally posted photos this week from a cabana on the resort, sipping skinny margaritas with Cassie, her husband and pals, and having fun with daybreak yoga classes – although Cassie didn’t courageous the early morning to hitch her seeing the solar rise over the Caribbean Sea.
In her Instagram story on Thursday, Lin wrote that she is ‘perpetually ignored by the group chat about understanding within the morning’ and shared the ocean view from her ‘morning motion session’ yoga class.
Randolph confirmed their expansive villa, with the backyard beneath and the trail to the ocean
The resort’s web site says it ‘blurs the strains between a luxurious mega-villa and a theme park resort’ and boasts of a ‘250 ft lengthy water slide – with Rock & Roll sound and light-show – that travels by the home’.
Although Cassie seems to be placing the debacle behind her and enjoyable on her Cozumel trip, a supply near her stated that the Randolph household are involved Colton’s alleged disturbing conduct final 12 months – detailed in a restraining order she filed towards him in September – is being forgotten amid the celebration of his popping out.
In a September 11 courtroom submitting, Cassie’s lawyer wrote Colton ‘goes on a number of walks a day to Ms. Randolph’s house constructing’, spied on her to catch different male guests, was noticed in an alley exterior her dad and mom house at 2am, and ‘used alias cellphone numbers to anonymously ship harassing textual content messages in any respect hours of the day to Ms. Randolph and to her pals.’
Randolph and Underwood in an Instagram image, wherein she introduced their cut up
The restraining order utility claims Colton at first pretended he was additionally receiving the messages, then later admitted to sending them himself.
Based on the paperwork, Cassie even discovered ‘a tile monitoring machine taped to the underside of the again bumper of her automotive,’ which allegedly Colton admitted to planting when she confronted him.
Underwood on Tuesday got here out as homosexual
‘Due to the historical past of his conduct (which escalated from harassing and obsessive calls and messages, to obsessive walks to her house advanced, to loitering exterior her window at dad and mom house at two (2) within the morning, to putting a monitoring machine)… Ms. Randolph fears for her security and the protection of her household and pals,’ the submitting stated.
Screenshots of texts Colton despatched to Cassie included within the submitting confirmed the couple’s turmoil.
‘You’d ditch Linda in a second if a brand new ‘alternative’ got here up,’ the Bachelor star wrote.
‘F*** you for saying that. Linda is my pal. So f*** off,’ Cassie replied.
‘As a result of your a egocentric one who is not able to be cherished,’ Colton wrote. ‘I spent two years loving you one of the best I might and now I am sitting right here feeling like a idiot. You’ve got harm me past phrases. I’ve at all times carried out nothing however be there for you and you continue to disrespect me on a regular basis.’
Randolph’s pal Lin Salas confirmed a sequence of photographs of their Mexican break
Salas shared photographs of her morning yoga routine on the deck above the ocean
Salas laughed off individuals noting how she wore the identical hat over and over
Michelle Randolph, Cassie’s youthful sister, was on the journey with the remainder of their pals
In one other textual content within the paperwork, Colton wrote: ‘I’m sober. I additionally lived the poisonous path for practically 2 years.
‘Reflecting again on all of the purple flags I ignored [throughout] our relationship is what’s killing me… I promise I am not loopy.’
And in texts Colton allegedly admitted sending from pretend numbers, he wrote: ‘Hello Cassie. You want taking part in video games huh? Let’s play some video games then. Let’s simply say we was once household pals. Be younger. Have your good time… you will don’t have anything however regrets later with the way you deal with individuals.’
Colton allegedly additionally texted Lin from a pretend quantity in an obvious try to drive a wedge between the 2 pals, writing: ‘You assume you already know Cassie? You do know she’s simply on this for fame?’
The previous couple settled out of courtroom in November, and Colton apologized in his GMA interview on Tuesday.
Underwood and Randolph on the CMAs in November 2019 in Nashville
‘I’d simply say that I am sorry from the underside of my coronary heart,’ the Bachelor star stated.
‘I am sorry for any ache and emotional stress I brought on. I want that it would not have occurred the way in which that it did. I want that I had been brave sufficient to repair myself earlier than I broke anyone else.’
Colton acquired an outpouring of help after his shock revelation of his sexuality – although some fellow actuality stars famous the impression the information might need on his ex.
Season 15 Bachelorette contestant Mike Johnson tweeted: ‘I really feel for Cassie, blissful for Colton’ after the information broke.
Cassie could have gotten a tip for her luxurious getaway from fellow Bachelor contest Demi Burnett, who additionally posted on her Instagram from the posh Cozumel villa 5 weeks in the past.
Burnett informed The Solar Colton must be ‘held accountable’ for his conduct in direction of his ex earlier than he’s ‘celebrated’ for popping out.
‘I understand how that feels and I am very happy with him for that. However I do need to ensure that everybody respects Cassie who has gone by so much and been very harm by Colton,’ she stated.
‘I do know she would by no means have filed that restraining order except she had no different selection. It should’ve been terrifying for her.
‘And I do not need anybody to overlook about that. We are able to reward Colton for being courageous and popping out however he must be held accountable for what he did to Cassie.’