‘The Bachelor’: Colton Underwood Opens up About His Current Relationship With Cassie Randolph

Former bachelor Colton Underwood and his season winner Cassie Randolph announced their split on Instagram on May 29. In their separate posts, they both mentioned wanting to stay friends. Of course, as Bachelor Nation knows, Underwood and Randolph partook in some public online drama not too long ago. Now, the former bachelor is updating fans on where he and his ex stand today.

Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph at the 2019 People's Choice Awards
Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph | Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage

The Colton and Cassie drama

While Underwood and Randolph set out to remain friends after their breakup, things got a little messy after the speech therapy assistant was interviewed by Chris Harrison on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever! Underwood took to Instagram shortly after the interview aired and wrote: “When our relationship ended we agreed to handle things as privately as possible as we attempted to navigate our new relationship as friends.” He added, “I chose to do that since we were living in this interim period, but obviously a lot changed this week.”

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Randolph responded with a series of Instagram Story posts that asked Underwood to “refrain from prolonging our breakup, or dragging me, when we both know it’s unwarranted.” She also accused him of planning to “monetize” their split.

Where Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph stand today

On Aug. 13, Reality Steve debuted a lengthy podcast interview he did with Underwood. During the interview, the former football player talks about his current relationship with Randolph.

“I have nothing but good things and love and well-wishes and friendship with Cassie right now. I love the girl and miss the girl dearly,” he told Reality Steve. “She’s amazing.”

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He even addressed their Instagram drama. Underwood claims he was never upset at Randolph, he was upset at The Bachelor franchise for only airing his ex’s answers about their relationship.

“What bugged me was the fact that that show took advantage of her. I feel very defensive over people I love. I know Cassie’s a big girl and can fight her own battles but I know her heart — she doesn’t want to rock the boat and she loves people even if they abuse her or even if they take advantage of her, which is what they did,” he said of Randolph’s interview with Harrison.

Underwood also said he and his ex hashed everything out after their Instagram drama. Today, they seem to be on good terms.

“Maybe, eventually, we’ll address it together,” he said. “It should have been handled privately and we did handle it privately and sort of left it at that.”

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