‘The Bachelorette’ Season 14: Everything We Know About Colton and Tia’s Secret Hookup
Season 14 of The Bachelorette has been full of drama partially because a lot of cast members seem to have ties to each other. Becca Kufrin sent a man home before the first rose ceremony because she knew him before and they had zero chemistry.
Now there is another surprising Bachelor Nation connection. Colton Underwood has already been recognized for having a famous ex. But it turns out that isn’t the only famous person who he has a romantic history with. He admitted to hooking up with Tia Booth as well.
So when and how did this happen (page 5)? What is Booth’s friend saying about the encounter (page 6)? Here are seven things to know about their secret hookup.
1. Tia Booth made it to hometown dates before getting sent home
- The former contestant was sent home before Kufrin last season.
In case you need to be refreshed, Tia Booth was on the last season of The Bachelor competing for Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s heart. She made it all the way to hometown dates before getting sent home. Kufrin was the last woman standing that season before Luyendyk Jr. dumped her for Lauren Burnham.
At first, it looked like Booth had a chance at becoming the next Bachelorette because her breakup with Luyendyk Jr. was pretty emotional and shocking. But that was pretty much taken away by the season’s twist ending.
On After the Finale Rose, Booth was one of the many women there to support Kufrin when it was announced she would be the next bachelorette. So it’s pretty awkward knowing that they are friends.
Next: This is what Underwood said happened between them.
2. Underwood revealed he had a relationship with Booth in January
- The football player told Kufrin that he has a history with Booth.
In the second episode, Underwood pulled Kufrin aside to reveal he had a relationship with her former competitor. “In January, I had a relationship with Tia,” he told her. “We had a weekend together, we had a good time, but for me, the timing wasn’t right to grow what was a spark into a flame. If my feelings were strong enough, I wouldn’t have come on this.”
Next: Underwood has previously tweeted about Booth.
3. He previously tweeted about Booth
- The future contestant was open about his interest in Booth.
Underwood previously tweeted while watching the show. During that time, he had some interest in the contestant given he tweeted “Dr. Tia
#TheBachelor” on January 29.
Next: This is why Kufrin now has doubts.
4. Kufrin isn’t sure if Underwood is on the show because of Booth
- Booth’s shot at The Bachelorette makes this unclear for Kufrin.
The contestants are often chosen before the star of the dating show is announced. So it makes sense that Kufrin isn’t sure if Underwood is on The Bachelorette to find love with anyone or because he thought it would be Booth. She did keep him around after the reveal.
It’s still very possible the former football player was there expecting Booth, but he told Kufrin that’s not the case. “I want to reassure you that the reason I’m here is I want to get to know you,” he told her. “Relationships are built on honesty and trust, and you will never have that doubt with me.”
Next: There is a report that Underwood did this to see Booth.
5. Reports claims Underwood flew to California to see Booth
- There is a report that Underwood went to some lengths to meet Booth.
So where did this hookup happen? According to Reality Steve, Underwood flew to California to see Booth.
He also claims fans heard Adam Gottschalk and Raven Gates talk on a podcast about how one of the guys in the upcoming season flew to California to visit her.
Next: This is what Raven Gates tweeted about Underwood.
6. Raven Gates might have hinted at Underwood’s past with Booth
- Raven Gates doesn’t seem very happy with Underwood.
Raven Gates from Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise has been active on social media. She might have hinted that there is more to all of this.
She tweeted “To drag him.. or not to drag him. That is the question….. on the night of the big reveal. When a fan tried to defend Underwood since he told the truth she tweeted “Watch before you jump to conclusions.”
Next: Gates tweets again about Underwood.
7. Gates later said Underwood is a good guy
- It seems like Gates isn’t totally against Underwood.
Although Gates first hinted at dragging him she tweeted the next day, “Is Colton a good guy? I think so! You can’t be a bad dude and do all that he does for charity! Is it weird with
#thebachelorette timing and Tia thing? Sure it is! but for the record I do think @Colt3FIVE is a good person. We’ll get to see more next week.”
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