Don’t worry! Cassie Randolph defended her relationship with former Bachelor star Colton Underwood amid split rumors. The blonde beauty divulged candid details about their relationship in a lengthy Instagram post on September 25 and although they have their struggles, they are doing absolutely fine.
“Colton and I are very happy and our relationship is in a good place,” the 24-year-old confirmed in a written post. “Is our relationship perfect? No, it is very normal with its ups and downs and compromises.”
If this message seemed to come out of the blue, Cassie revealed that she just had a lot to get off her chest. “I just wanted to take this time to be very transparent with you all. This past year has been nothing short of amazing and life-changing,” the grad student wrote at the beginning of her honest message to fans. “I usually try to ignore any negativity people send my way, but I keep receiving DMs and messages about current rumors circulating.”
The California babe continued to explain that she “willingly put” herself into the spotlight but admitted that she was “truly unprepared for the gravity of what that meant.” She understands that the “scrutiny” she receives from the public simply “comes with the territory” of being a Bachelor Nation star, but she promised that things are A-OK with the former football player, 27.
“Despite the microscope on our relationship, we are trying to stay focused on what is important and grow in the direction of getting stronger and closer every day,” Cassie wrote. “We know that in order for us to work, we need to focus on each other and not the craziness that sometimes surrounds us.”
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I remember posting this photo right after the finale & how excited we were to no longer be in hiding ❤️ I have also posted something I wrote addressing some rumors and an article that came out this week. A lot of you have been messaging me about it. Warning, it’s pretty long (actually I probably could have written even more, since it’s hard to put the perfect words to your feelings). TLDR: Public relationships have challenges. Colton and I are good & happy 🦋
While the gorgeous pair is “good” and “taking things at our own pace,” the reality babe admitted that the weight of being in the public can feel very heavy. “Our every move together is analyzed and every word is dissected. At times, it can feel like our relationship status isn’t just a matter of our own happiness, but other people’s happiness, too,” she noted. “This can create an unhealthy pressure and at times it’s caused me to question the reliability of my own feelings.”
Basically, Cassie is over people reading too much into their body language and every word. In addition, being on The Bachelor and having people constantly ask about marriage is an “unnatural aspect” of their romance. However, in the craziness, the couple has developed “an amazing friendship bond” and a “deepening love” because they’re the only ones who understand what they’re going through.
“Bottom line, even though our relationship was born out of crazy and unnatural circumstances, our goal is to develop a healthy, normal relationship as much as possible,” she explained. “We are together today because we both want to be. What happens in the future between us is to be determined.”
The starlet added, “We’ve found that when we put too much focus on the future, we miss out on the present and enjoyment.”
Good luck, Cassie and Colton!