Why Cassie Randolph Says Engagement With ‘Bachelor’ Colton Underwood May Not Happen

Cassie Randolph has a few things to say about her relationship with former Bachelor, Colton Underwood. The two may have had a rough start, despite Randolph winning Underwood’s heart. But now, she’s setting the record straight on where things stand.

Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood didn’t get engaged at the end of Colton’s season

Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph
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Though most seasons of The Bachelor end with an engagement ring, Underwood’s season took a turn. Bachelor Nation host, Chris Harrison, called Underwood’s final episodes, “the most dramatic moments in Bachelor history.”

Colton chose and pursued Randolph despite her self-elimination. The episode revealed an epic fence jump by Underwood. He dodged cameras in pursuit of Randolph. Their relationship has been scrutinized because Underwood still had other contestants in the running at the time.

In various interviews since the season ended, Underwood and Randolph have suggested an engagement is on the horizon. But the two later stated they only said as much to defend their relationship. Now, the tables have turned again.

Colton Underwood could propose to Cassie Underwood soon

Back in May, the couple discussed the possibility of marriage with Us Weekly. “We really don’t have a timeline,” Randolph said. “We’ve definitely talked about it, but we’re just enjoying right now and not worrying about it.”

Underwood then added: “[We] don’t want to rush something that’s going to last forever. We want to build such a strong foundation for ourselves to use to sort of launch us for the rest of our lives, and that’s what we’re doing.”

Despite the conflicting reports in the time since, an insider told Us Weekly this week that Colton may propose sooner than later.

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“Colton is head over heels in love with Cassie,” said the source, adding Underwood knows Randolph’s feelings aren’t “there” yet.

Colton has talked about proposing to Cassie sometime in the next few months, but he knows that she is not in a rush to get married. She was pretty hesitant about their relationship at first, but she ultimately fell for Colton and now loves him.”

As far as whether they’re on the same page, the source said Underwood has stronger feelings than Randolph. “The thought of taking the next step in their relationship scares her at times because she is still very young.”

Randolph is 24 years old.

Why Cassie Randolph says engagement with Colton Underwood may not happen — yet

In a lengthy Instagram post addressing the rumors, Randolph set the record straight. In the multi-photo post, she said she and Underwood are “good and happy.”

She continued, clearing up the rumors that the two have opposing feelings for one another.

“Is our relationship perfect?” Randolph posted. “No, it is very normal with its ups and downs and compromises. Despite the microscope on our relationship, we are trying to say focused on what is important and grow in the direction of getting stronger and closer every day.” 

Randolph said she and Underwood are working on their future at their own pace, which means an engagement may not happen any time soon.

“We know that in order for us to work, we need to focus on each other and not the craziness that sometimes surrounds us, and stay grounded,” she said. “We are good!”

As far as Randolph is concerned, she and Underwood aren’t sure what the future looks like. “To be even more transparent,” she added, “being in such a public relationship comes with its own set of added issues to manage. Our every move together is analyzed and every word is dissected.”

She went on to explain the pressure public opinion has put on their relationship and how they won’t let it sway or hinder their decisions.

“Bottom line, even though our relationship was born out of crazy and unnatural circumstances, our goal is to develop a healthy, NORMAL relationship as much as possible,” she concluded.

“We are together today because we BOTH WANT to be. What happens in the future between us is to be determined.”

Whether Randolph and Underwood get engaged or not, it’s clear their working through it their own way, in their own time.