Colton Underwood Said the Sweetest Thing to Cassie Randolph on Instagram

Though the new bachelor has already been announced, Bachelor Nation is still completely enamored with Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph from Season 23. The California native managed to steal Underwood’s heart throughout her tenure on the show and even though she eliminated herself ahead of her fantasy suite date, they ended up with the happy ending that Underwood craved. But, it hasn’t all been smoothing sailing and the couple have faced their fair share of difficulties. Recently, Randolph opened up about just how hard it has been to navigate such a public relationship.

The Bachelor alums Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood
Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood | Photo by Morgan Lieberman/Getty Images

Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood

Taking to her Instagram page, Randolph posted a mirror selfie of herself with Underwood. In the caption, the 24-year-old penned a novel-length note which addressed breakup rumors and elaborated on the current state of her relationship with Underwood. Though she confessed that she and Underwood were doing well and were happy in their relationship, she admitted that the intense scrutiny they receive can sometimes cause serious issues.

Randolph’s intense Instagram post

“Colton and I are happy in our relationship and taking things at our own pace. At the end of the day, this is about the two of us and our real lives. To be even more transparent, being in such a public relationship comes with its own set of added issues to manage. Our every move together is analyzed and every word is dissected,” Randolph wrote, detailing the intense scrutiny placed on her relationship with Underwood.

Randolph continued on to share the lengths that people go to in order to make assumptions about her relationship with Underwood. “Most relationships don’t have people scrutinizing your photo body language or have people criticizing or over-inflating the subliminal meaning behind your every expression together,” Randolph added. Immediately, other bachelor alums rushed to validate what Randolph shared and began to show their support of her and Underwood’s relationship. “This is spot on and so well said. You and Colton do you and that’s all that matters,” former bachelorette, and Underwood’s ex-girlfriend, Becca Kufrin, wrote in agreement.

The Bachelor alums show support

“This was beautifully written! Continue to enjoy the ride and know there is so much support for you both as a couple and individually and hopefully those in support shout louder than those who like to poke at those they do not know! Proud of you,” Elyse Dehlbom, who was also on Underwood’s season of The Bachelor said. “Cass I adore you! Way to keep it real. Rooting for you and Colton’s happiness every day,” Bachelor in Paradise alum and Randolph’s fellow bachelor castmate, Onyeka Ehie, wrote.

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Underwood’s sweet response

But perhaps the most supportive comment came from Underwood himself. The former bachelor wrote a sweet response about his girlfriend which showed his unconditional love and support. “Relationships can be hard at times, but loving you is easy,” Underwood sweetly wrote. It’s great that despite all the scrutiny that the media throws this couple’s way, they still have each other’s back. Hopefully, with a new season of The Bachelor starting back up in January, the pressure put on the pair will ease up a bit.