‘The Bachelor’: Cassie Randolph Clears Up Rumors Surrounding Her Breakup With Colton Underwood
Bachelor Nation fans were heartbroken when Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood broke up after nearly two years of dating. The pair got together on The Bachelor Season 23 and continued to showcase their love on social media. Then in late May 2020, Underwood and Randolph announced their split on Instagram.
That said, many fans wondered why the couple decided to go their separate ways and a number of rumors started to circulate after a few unnamed sources spoke to publications. However, Randolph quickly cleared the air and denied the allegations.
Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood announce split on Instagram
On May 29, Underwood and Randolph released separate statements on Instagram to announce their breakup. And while both parties acknowledged the end of their relationship, Randolph and Underwood confirmed they would remain friends.
“First off, I want to say this is one of the hardest things I have had to share as neither one of us is quite ready to talk about it yet. However, because our relationship is such a public one, our silence on the matter has been speaking for us,” Randolph wrote on Instagram. “Colton and I have broken up, but have decided to remain a part of each others lives.”
She added: “With all that we have gone through, we have a special bond that will always be there. I love Colton very much and have an enormous amount of respect for him. We have both learned and grown so much these past couple years, and will always have each others back. Always.”
Meanwhile, Underwood wrote:
Its been a crazy few months to say the least, Cass and I have been doing a lot of self-reflecting. Sometimes people are just meant to be friends – and that’s okay. We both have grown immensely and been through so much together – so this isn’t the end of our story, it’s the start of a whole new chapter for us.
Cassie Randolph responds to rumors about her breakup with Colton Underwood
When Underwood and Randolph announced their split, a few publications seemingly answered the reason why. According to Us Weekly, an insider stated the couple knew their relationship was coming to an end and were “pretty much just roommates toward the end.” Meanwhile, a source told E! News Randolph tried to break things off with Underwood a “few times” because she wasn’t ready to settle down. But then on May 31, Randolph denied the claims on her Instagram Story, claiming they were “fake news.”
“QUIT spamming me with these false articles,” Randolph wrote. “How do you not know by now to not believe everything you hear/read?”
She continued, “To everyone spamming me with these articles, please quit it. I don’t know who these ‘credible sources’ are, but this is twisted. Interesting how so-called ‘credible sources’ want to remain anonymous.”
In a separate post, Randolph urged fans to stop jumping to conclusions and put an end to the rumors once and for all.
“I’m so effing tired of hate and lies that exist. And I’m sick of people who are quick to judge and assume. You have no idea what went on in our relationship. So stop jumping to conclusions,” Randolph wrote. “And articles that are about my family not liking Colton?? For real? My family loves him so please get your facts straight. This is honestly ridiculous.”
She added, “So irritated with mass hate that exists right now. Why can’t everyone just be kind. The ending of our relationship had nothing to do with me not being ‘ready’ for something more. Nothing.”
Meanwhile, Randolph reminded her followers both parties are struggling with their breakup.
“Colton and I are both struggling with being sad right now already, without the negative input,” she wrote. “So just keep that in mind while you write hateful comments to either of us.”
Then Randolph expressed her frustrations in her final post.
“Yes, I’m angry. All this hate is awful. From the sh*t going on our world right now, to the petty sh*t that people send me,” she wrote. “I do not know how people can stand themselves to be such awful, hateful humans. Seriously what is wrong with some people.”