Setting the record straight. Reality Steve slammed former Bachelor star Colton Underwood for feeding him “a lot of BS” during their previous interview in light of Cassie Randolph’s temporary restraining order being granted on September 14, three days after she filed the paperwork in California.
On August 13, Colton, 28, sat down with the television writer for his “Reality Steve” podcast and dished surprising details about his famous exes, including Tia Booth and Savannah Chrisley, Bachelor Nation and more. The season 23 star said at the time he was officially off his ABC contract and did not hold back.
“Behind the scenes though, we’ve now come to find out how he presented himself on the podcast wasn’t lining up with how their relationship was going,” Reality Steve wrote in a September 17 blog. “Looking back on the podcast, I clearly think now he came on with agenda.”
The athlete, 28, confessed he was “struggling hard” when he became the Bachelor and was “heavily medicated” for anxiety and depression throughout season 24. “I didn’t know how to handle it,” he said, while noting he wished he would have managed a few situations better. “Everywhere I looked someone had an opinion of me.”
The former football player first celebrated his newfound freedom from the Bachelor franchise with his book, The First Time: Finding Myself and Looking for Love on Reality TV. He even opened up about his strong desire to become the leading man and the steps he took to accomplish that goal, which included a dramatic stint on season 5 of Bachelor in Paradise.
“I wanted to be the Bachelor. From the first time I heard the idea mentioned, I thought about myself in that role,” the Indiana native expressed in his book. “It would be me and 30 beautiful, bright women eager to win my affection. I liked those odds.”
Colton went on to date season 23 contestant Cassie for a year and a half before they split in May 2020. These days, he’s happily unattached.
“I would consider myself single right now,” the Indiana native dished during a Chat4Good panel with Us Weekly on Tuesday, August 11. “My next relationship I’m already in, and that’s with myself. I’ve decided that I want to spend my energy and focus on all my attention on myself, which I’m actually weirdly loving. It sounds so crazy [and] so weird.”
That’s not to say he doesn’t know what he’s looking for in a lasting relationship. “I don’t want to say my exes weren’t this, but I just want somebody who complements and fits into my life seamlessly,” the author added. “I think that’s something that I’m going to be looking for, and I don’t want to feel like it has to be forced or set up or feel like we have to compromise too much. I think, while compromising is very important in a relationship, it’s something that you can only take so much of.”
It’s unclear the motive or truthfulness behind Colton’s words on Reality Steve’s podcast, but you can see his biggest revelations below.
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