‘The Bachelor’: Cassie Randolph Calls Out Colton Underwood For Trying to Make Money Off of Their Breakup

The Bachelor couple, Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood, called it quits on May 29, 2020. The split seemed very amicable, until recently. The two both agreed to not talk publicly about their breakup; however, both broke that promise. Now, Randolph is calling out Underwood for trying to make money off of their breakup.

'The Bachelor' couple Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph
‘The Bachelor’ couple Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph | Kimberly White/Getty Images for Topgolf Entertainment Group

‘The Bachelor’ split between Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph was cordial

Both Underwood and Randolph posted to their separate Instagram accounts on May 29, 2020. They shared personal but vague details about their relationship.

Colton and I have broken up, but have decided to remain a part of each others’ lives,” Randolph shared. “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.”

Underwood posted similar sentiments on his Instagram account around the same time. 

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“Sometimes people are just meant to be friends – and that’s OK,” the reality TV star wrote on Instagram. “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.” 

Everything seemed pretty friendly. Fans mostly decided to blame Randolph for the split, citing commitment issues. However, the couple remained firm in their stance, until recently.

Cassie Randolph called out Colton Underwood for wanting to make money on their ‘Bachelor’ breakup

Randolph took to Instagram to state her frustrations with Underwood this week. The couple agreed not to discuss their breakup publicly. The 25-year-old from California explained that she did a brief interview with Chris Harrison on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever! This week out of respect for the franchise. However, she purposely remained vague.

“Colton, your Instagram post saddened me, but also left me frustrated,” she wrote on Instagram. “It seems you are subtly engaging in a tactic that peppers in passive-aggressive comments such as ‘that obviously changed this week’ in order to make me look like the bad one.”

Randolph is referring to Underwood’s Instagram post from July 9, 2020. He said that the couple agreed to keep things private, but something “changed this week,” referring to Underwood speaking out on The Bachelor spinoff.

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“On Monday evening, you informed me you intend to monetize our breakup by writing a new chapter to discuss your experience with COVID (where you stayed in my family’s house during your recovery) and about our breakup,” Randolph wrote. “You have also refused to give me any sort of approval on the chapter that you will be writing, which will heavily feature me. (A little insight as to why I was so frustrated on my stories that evening). This seems a bit unfair to me. Colton, you can do what you want, but please do not have a double standard.”

Randolph requests that this be the end of their public interaction

The reality TV star wishes she never was in the spotlight. She thought she would have a voice, but she feels that her platform has taken her voice away in many ways. Now, Randolph only hopes that Underwood would stop making their relationship drama public. 

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The last 2 years I’ve been thrust into a spotlight after living a fairly normal life. Since then, I’ve been trying to learn how to navigate my life changes while also trying to cling to who I am. I used to think a platform would give me a voice, but in many ways a platform takes your voice. For someone like me it’s been paralyzing. I can overthink everything. It takes really thick skin to navigate constant drama, fake articles, nasty DMs & comments or rumors started by people who feel entitled to your personal life. It takes incredible mental strength to shrug off strangers who regularly criticize your character based on conclusions they drew while watching an edited tv show (I could say so much here). It can feel like an uphill battle. Sometimes I want to just say what I want & forget my sensitive side that strives to do the “right thing”, be calm & rational, be kind, think of others first etc.. I feel like saying: ok all you mother ffers hating on me for my breakup-please stop. It’s been an awful few months for ME trying to go thru it. I’m STILL going thru it. It’s hard enough w/out your know-it-all comments. You literally know nothing so go away. One minute I feel my rant above & the next I feel selfish thinking about myself when there are truly critical issues in the world right now: BLM, Covid, toxic politics, matters of life and death; social injustice. Kinda puts personal problems in perspective. Hence, the reason I decided (against advice) to cancel contracts & delete IG for 30 days. The break, tho short, was amazing. What did I do? I read a LOT, got a tattoo, caught up with friends, attended 2 protests, finished 60 HOURS OF SIMUCASE, re-evaluated my dreams and goals, went surfing, dyed my own hair, played my guitar, got out my sewing machine…lived in the moment. Life is short. We all have struggles to figure out. All we can do is the best we know in the moment so when we reflect, we don’t feel regret. Always be learning, always be growing. Ok, I’m done. A bit all over the place, but I’m forcing myself not to overthink. Thx to the majority of u who’ve been kind & sent concerned messages. It means more than u know ❤️ ily all (minus the trolls)

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“I ask you again on public record to refrain from prolonging our break up, or dragging me when we both know it’s unwarranted,” she continued in her Instagram story. “Neither of us or anyone close to us would ever have predicted that I would have to write this post. Again, I can’t control your actions, but sincerely hope we can both move forward in peace.” 

Hopefully, for Randolph’s sake, this will be the end of the public interaction between her and Underwood. However, if we know The Bachelor at all, we know this won’t be the end.