‘The Bachelor’: Demi Burnett Goes to Bat for Cassie Randolph, Calls Colton Underwood ‘Petty’

Former bachelor Colton Underwood and his season winner Cassie Randolph announced that they broke up on May 29. They took to Instagram to post separate captions concerning their split. Underwood wrote that, sometimes, people are better off as friends. And Randolph wrote that she still cares about her ex a lot and intends to remain in his life.

Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood at the MTV Movie Awards
Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood | Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for MTV

Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood’s messy Instagram drama

Then, on July 6, Randolph did an interview with Chris Harrison on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever! The interview apparently didn’t sit well with Underwood because he, shortly after, posted an Instagram caption that many fans and Randolph herself felt was shading Randolph.

Randolph responded by posting a series of stories 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.

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The thing is, Randolph didn’t say anything damning about Underwood in her Bachelor interview and she didn’t give away any details about the breakup. So Bachelor Nation is confused as to why Underwood reacted the way he did.

Demi Burnett says she asked Cassie Randolph about her breakup with Colton Underwood

Bachelor in Paradise star Demi Burnett was recently interviewed by the Chicks in the Office, and she was asked about Randolph and Underwood’s split. Burnett said that she’d actually hung out with Randolph recently and “asked her like 50 times” why she and Underwood broke up but Randolph didn’t give anything away.

“She is so respectful of that privacy that they had and how they said they’re not gonna be public about their breakup. She had nothing bad to say about him. She even cried at one point. She said, ‘It’s really hard.’ I know she cares about him so much and I don’t even know what happened. She is really loyal to her word on that,” said Burnett.

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As for Burnett’s opinion on how Underwood responded to Randolph’s interview? She finds it “petty.” She’s also “proud” of what Randolph posted to her stories as a response.

“With the Instagram drama and Colton being mad about the fact that she went on The Bachelor: Greatest of All Time episode, I think that’s ridiculous because she didn’t even say anything about the relationship at all. And I think he was just being petty and trying to get a reaction out of her. But I was really proud of her for what she said on her story,” she said.

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