‘The Bachelor’: Cassie Says Colton Getting Coronavirus Had Nothing to Do With Their Breakup–They Were Seemingly Having Trouble Before

Former bachelor Colton Underwood and his season winner, Cassie Randolph, announced that they’d broken up on May 29. In Underwood’s Instagram post he wrote that he and Randolph were better off as friends. Randolph wrote that she and Underwood will always have a special bond and want to remain in each other’s lives.

Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph
Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph | Amy Sussman/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank

Cassie and her family took care of Colton when he had coronavirus

About two months prior, Underwood informed his social following that he had coronavirus.

“I tested positive and I have been following all of the social distancing rules since last week. My symptoms started a few days ago, I was tested and just received my results today,” he wrote on March 20.

About a week and a half later, Underwood was feeling a lot better. He’d been staying with the Randolphs when he first began experiencing symptoms so rode out his illness at their home in Huntington Beach, California. On April 7, he dedicated a post to Cassie and her family, thanking them for taking such good care of him.

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“I just want to take a second and thank this beautiful woman and her family for taking such good care of me. Not only physically, but mentally too (and I’m probably the most high maintenance patient). She’s hardworking, passionate, understanding, kind and has the biggest heart. Her family opened up their doors to us while we were in quarantine and through everything we stuck together,” he wrote.

Cassie and Colton were seemingly having trouble before his coronavirus diagnosis

Also in March, The former football player was interviewed by Entertainment Tonight. He seemed to be filled with uncertainty about his relationship with Randolph.

“There is no certainty right now. I mean we’re not engaged, we’re not married. I love her to bits and pieces and I think that, for us, we just need to keep communicating and having those open conversations with one another,” he said. “I mean, we’re just taking it day by day right now.”

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So when Randolph was interviewed by Bachelor host Chris Harrison about a month after her breakup with Underwood, it makes sense that she said Underwood having coronavirus didn’t drive a wedge further between them. It sounds like they were already on uncertain ground.

“Quarantine and COVID had nothing to do with our break up at all. If anything, I think going through that whole experience of him having COVID and being with my family made us closer even,” she said. “But it was crazy that he was one of the first people to get it. I was like, ‘Of course this would happen.'”

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