‘Bachelor’ Star Colton Underwood Comes Out as Gay

‘Bachelor’ Star Colton Underwood Comes Out as Gay

Colton Underwood, a star of ABC’s The Bachelor franchise, opened up about his sexuality in an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts.

Underwood, who starred on The Bachelor Season 23, came out as gay during the interview. Struggling to remain composed, the 29-year-old explained how he had decided to go public with his sexuality after reflecting on his life during lockdown.

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‘I ran from myself for a long time, hating myself for a long time, and… I’m gay,” he told Roberts.

“And I came to terms with that earlier this year, and I have been processing it. And the next step in all of this was sort of to let people know. I’m still nervous, but it’s been a journey for sure.

“I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life,” he added, “and that means the world to me.”

Underwood revealed that he knew at age 6 that he felt different, and by high school, he recognized that he was gay.

Underwood also said he had experienced suicidal thoughts before coming out, but had channelled them into changing his life.

He said: “There was a moment in LA that I woke up and I didn’t think I was going to wake up.

“I didn’t have the intentions of waking up, and I did. And I think for me that was my wake up call, that, ‘This is your life. Take back control.’”

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