‘The Bachelor’: Colton Underwood Admits He Flipped the Randolph’s ‘Lives Upside Down’

Cassie Randolph’s family wasn’t so sure about Colton Underwood when they first met him. Matt Randolph, Cassie’s father, even flew to Portugal to talk his daughter out of going any further on the show.

Shortly after filming wrapped, however, Underwood assured Bachelor Nation that he was on good terms with the Randolphs (even Matt).

Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood | Morgan Lieberman/Getty Images
Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood | Morgan Lieberman/Getty Images

In a recent interview Underwood and Cassie did with the Cody Cast podcast, Underwood says there’s a section in his upcoming book, “The First Time,” where he thanks his girlfriend’s family for letting him “flip their lives upside down.”

“There’s a section where I get to thank people and I thank the Randolph family for letting me come in and flip their lives upside down. I mean that’s basically essentially what happened after the show. And I talk about the battles of really struggling with still finding yourself and still figuring out who you are and what you want out of life while you’re dealing with this and it was overwhelming for me. I struggled with it at times,” he said.

How Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood’s lives have changed since ‘The Bachelor’

Randolph and Underwood’s lives (as well as their families’ lives) have changed greatly since their season of The Bachelor.

For one thing, they get stopped by fans all the time.

“Most people are very respectful, say hello, cheers, and we keep on our way but it’s just nice seeing people smile,” said Underwood. “If they want to stop and take a photo then we do that. But I think the show is just so unique that they feel like they know us personally. You know, I see why they relate. It’s a good time.”

Cassie agrees that members of Bachelor Nation talk to them like they’re friends.

“We’ll be doing our thing with Colton’s family and they’ll come up and be like, ‘Oh my gosh how are you?’ And I’m like, ‘I think I haven’t met them before but I don’t know.'”

How Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood stay grounded

Randolph’s advice for future Bachelor stars or anyone who’s suddenly thrust into fame is to stay close to friends and family.

“It’s definitely a huge life change because I think before going into it I had no idea life would change that much. You know, you don’t expect it to. But I think the one thing that’s kept me grounded so much is keeping the same people around me and staying close to my family and constant friends. And having a relationship that really grounds me. And not forgetting: Don’t be entitled. Everyone’s just a person. Even if you get annoyed in situations, don’t, because they’re just people and they’re excited to see you and it’s not a big deal,” she said.

Underwood has the same strategy: “Just stick with the people who were there before it all.”

Read more: Mike Johnson Was Seen out With This Contestant From Peter Weber’s ‘Bachelor’ Season