29-Year-Old “Virgin Bachelor” Colton Underwood Comes Out As Gay

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If you’re a fan of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” you probably remember Colton Underwood. He was known as the “virgin bachelor.”

Underwood has struggled with his sexuality ever since he was a teenager. In his book, “The First Time,” he wrote, “I thought, maybe I am gay. The captain of the football team should be having sex and drinking, right? But I wasn’t.”

His teammates questioned his sexuality, and so did his parents. His mom told him, “You know, Colt, we’d still love you and support you if you were gay.”

Yet, Underwood swept aside the thoughts that he could be gay and continued on with his life; however, even as an adult, people wondered if he was gay. A virgin bachelor is pretty unusual.

According to Underwood, this past year at age 29, he finally came to terms with his sexuality. He was hesitant to share his truth, but that thought made him know that he needed to share what he had discovered. He is gay, and he’s happy.

In an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, Underwood said, “I’ve ran from myself for a long time, I’ve hated myself for a long time. I’m gay and I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it.”

Watch Underwood’s interview below.

The executive producers of “The Bachelor” applaud Underwood for embracing his sexuality and being brave enough to share the truth with the world. In a statement they said, “We are so inspired by Colton Underwood’s courage to embrace and pursue his authentic self. As firm believers in the power of love, we celebrate Colton’s journey in the LGBTQIA+ community every step of the way.”

Fans of “The Bachelor” say that it’s no surprise that Underwood is gay and that they knew it throughout his entire season of the show.

Others applaud his bravery.

Did you watch Underwood’s season of “The Bachelor”? Did you know he was gay?