‘Bachelor’ Fans Are Suspicious That Cassie Randolph Still Has Photos of Her Ex on Instagram
Bachelor fans thought they knew Colton Underwood well before his season of the show, but now, we all know him a whole lot better now. From his confession of love to Cassie Randolph to the infamous fence jump and the total lack of a final rose ceremony, we can’t believe how his season went down. And while things looked bleak for Colton toward the end, we know now it all worked out and he got his girl.
Cassie definitely loves Colton, but it seems fans are uncertain as to why she still has photos of her ex-boyfriend, Caelan Tiongson, on her Instagram. Here’s what they’ve commented.
Cassie’s relationship with Caelan was documented on the TV show Young Once
Viewers of Colton’s season of The Bachelor thought they were seeing double when they saw Cassie on not one, but two reality TV shows at once. It turns out while she was vying for Colton’s heart, Young Once was also airing — though, rest assured, Young Once was filmed way before she made her appearance on The Bachelor.
The reality series chronicled the lives of students who attended the conservative Christian school Biola University in California — and one of the main storyline centered around Cassie and her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Caelan Tiongson. Life & Style Magazine notes the series originally began in 2015, but once Cassie graduated from the university, the two called it quits. Caelan continually fought for their relationship during the show, but Cassie ultimately ended things and hoped to remain friends with Caelan despite a romantic history. As Caelan mentioned on an Instagram post, “I persistently pursued a reunion and she knowingly kept the door open at times because of indecisiveness, neither of which matters because it has been over for good since before she went on The Bachelor.”
Fans think it’s strange she still has plenty of photos with him online
In recent times, Cassie and Colton have posted plenty of photos of each other on their Instagrams — and fans have been loving watching their romance develop. Unfortunately, some can’t seem to get past the fact that Cassie still have photos of her and Caelan up from years ago. As one fan commented on this photo, “A little confused to why she still has images up of her ex when she told Colton that he was controlling and it traumatised her.” Another added, “Ya know you really should delete these..” On another photo, a fan even tagged Colton and wrote, “@coltonunderwood can you tell your new gf to remove pictures of her and her ex..how rude lol.”
Others have come to Cassie’s defense, however, as the photos with her and her ex-boyfriend date as far back as 2014. “All y’all commenting like she wasn’t allowed to be in a relationship before him,” one fan added to this photo of Cassie and Caelan in Disney. Another said, “It’s 2019 why you all so stuck on this picture. It’s seriously not that big of a deal,” to this photo.
Cassie and Caelan commented on the breakup and her appearance on The Bachelor
Fans have gone wild since realizing Cassie was on another reality series aside from The Bachelor. To set the record straight, both Cassie and Caelan have commented on their breakup publicly via Instagram. On her post, Cassie explains that she and Caelan dated through college but then broke up upon her graduation — and it seemed to be her choice to do so. “I was open to staying friends, but he understandably thought this was too hard,” she wrote. “It just wasn’t right for us. Since I was the one saying we couldn’t be together, this was extra hard for him.” Cassie then added that while they aren’t together, they’re still supportive of one another, and she wishes the best for him in the end.
Caelan posted a similar message to his own Instagram. “The reality of the situation is that Cassie is a great girl. Her decision to go on The Bachelor was a decisive moment in my life to move forward so why couldn’t it serve as that for her as well?” he explained. Fear not, Colton Underwood fans — while Caelan may have been pining after her on the show (and there’s still plenty of evidence of their romance on Instagram), the two have totally moved on.
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