On April 4 a Los Angeles-based producer named John Barraposted a photo with Colton, 27. Considering he’s a hot commodity in television right now, this isn’t super surprising.
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However, the caption that accompanied the photo was particularly captivating. “Interesting Wednesday when you have to run a task for [The Bachelor] winner [Colton Underwood],” the producer wrote while adding, “Yes, he’s awesome!”
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Let’s Connect the Dots
Who is this John character and why is he doing favors for Colton? He works behind the scenes as a television director, producer and casting agent.
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Is He Tied to the Show?
According to his IMDb page, John has never worked for The Bachelor franchise. His resume includes Genius Junior, Beat the Clock and Nickelodeon’s Paradise Run.
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Sending a Message?
What sparked the interest of fans was the choice of hashtags: “#NoSpoilers, #MaybeMay, #ItsASecret, #Mallorca, #Bachelor, #Reality.”
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What in the World …
The producer’s “secret” favor clearly has to do with Bachelor Nation. The reality stud’s journey to find love has ended but getting down on one knee seems like a logical next step.
At the end of March, Cassie revealed that she moved to Los Angeles with her sister to be “closer to Colton.”
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Taking Things Slow
An insider divulged exclusively to Life & Style that the gorgeous duo wants to wait before sharing a key. “Colton and Cassie have made the mutual decision that the timing just isn’t right to live together at the moment,” the source said.
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Living a Regular Life
They continued, “They’re waiting to see if their feelings continue to grow to marriage-level commitment. She really does want to see if it will work for them 100 percent, and in order to do that, she realizes she needs to take it at a normal pace.”
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Thoughts From Social Media
Fans have also pointed out that Cassie and Colton could be waiting until being engaged or married before moving in together because of their conservative upbringing. The football stud getting down on one knee would definitely expedite the process.
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The Push She Needed
That’s not to say that Colton doesn’t affect her decisions. The source noted, “Cassie had been planning for a while to move to the Los Angeles area but was waiting for the right time and wanted to save money. The timing is perfect now because Colton, of course, lives close by — only a few minutes away.”
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They Need a Routine
“With grad school and a lot going on, life is just crazy right now … They both know any major change like moving in together would add even more to their plate. All she craves is normalcy!” the source continued.
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Excited for the Future
After Colton and Cassie were seen rocking “Mr. and Mrs.” jerseys during a Knights hockey game in Las Vegas, rumors started swirling that they had secretly gotten engaged.
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A separate source revealed, “Everything is still the same … [They are] really happy enjoying this time together and can’t wait to see what’s in store for them in the future.”
“We still have a lot of room to grow in our relationship right now, so we’re enjoying dating right now,” Colton told the talk show host at the time. “We are going to be spending a lot of time together as well, so we have had the conversations, but we aren’t going to rush anything. We are still going to be together every single day. We are so excited right now.” The athlete is obviously crazy about the Huntington Beach native so it seems like a proposal is only a matter of time.
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Time Will Tell
It looks like it’s going to be an exciting few weeks on engagement watch with these two. Stay vigilant, Bachelor Nation.