Colton Underwood’s contract on The Bachelor has formally expired, and the 28-year-old delivered all of the tea in his new ebook, The First Time: Finding Myself and Looking for Love on Reality TV. On the favored ABC franchise, Underwood broke custom and gained over his ultimate choose, Cassie Randolph, with out an engagement. Now, Underwood and Randolph are nonetheless fortunately collectively. But upon the discharge of The First Time, the NFL participant revealed he struggled with The Bachelor producers much more than you would possibly suppose.
Nevertheless, it appears Underwood and Randolph would nonetheless return to actuality TV. And when making the media rounds for his ebook, the previous lead even revealed they’d be open to televising their wedding ceremony. However, it wouldn’t be for The Bachelor franchise.
Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph are open to doing actuality TV once more
When talking with Us Weekly, Underwood was requested whether or not he would come again to actuality TV. And the previous bachelor was positively up for the chance if it ever offered itself. He additionally answered for Randolph as a unit.
“We’ve both actually talked about [returning to reality TV] and we’re very hopeful something might happen,” Underwood mentioned. “We’re definitely on board with it. We understand the risks involved. But I think we both like and enjoy being on camera. I don’t see anything wrong in saying that.”
He continued: “We both valued our time and had so much fun doing it. And we figured why not? We like opening up and sharing when we can when it feels like it’s appropriate. So we wouldn’t mind it.”
But what would the couple present the world? In an interview with Variety, Underwood hinted he considers televising his wedding ceremony with Randolph an choice — at any time when which may be. He mentioned:
That’s clearly manner sooner or later. We nonetheless have the engagement to get to earlier than the marriage. But we each love and revel in being on digital camera, and we additionally love sharing our story with folks and love feeling linked to all of the individuals who’ve supported and cherished us from the start, so we might by no means converse definitively and say sure or no, however it’s an choice.
Colton Underwood says goodbye to ‘The Bachelor’ franchise
Despite eager to return to actuality TV, Underwood famous he doesn’t want to revisit The Bachelor franchise. Still talking with Variety, the 28-year-old shared he wrote The First Time to shut his ultimate chapter with the relationship present. He mentioned:
For me, I really feel like as therapeutic and pretty much as good as this ebook was, it was additionally a manner for me to kind of shut the chapter on The Bachelor franchise. I’ve nothing however love and help for these folks and I really feel like I’m strolling away at a very good level proper now. I’ll all the time help the bachelors and bachelorettes. But so far as being on display with the franchise, I really feel like my time is completed.”
Now this may increasingly not come as a lot of a shock. According to Underwood’s interview with the Los Angeles Times, The Bachelor group manipulated him in quite a lot of methods, together with his relationship with Randolph.
“There were lines crossed in my relationship with Cassie that I found out about after the show,” Underwood mentioned. “There were things that they said and did that compromised my relationship with her. Now, it makes so much sense that she decided to leave.”
He additionally wished the present gave him a “fair shot” to finish up with the lady he was in love with since that was, nicely, their job.
“I understand we did [come together] at the end, but I had to take it into my own hands and be extreme with it,” Underwood mentioned. “They value their TV show more so than the love story that they always promote. Actually, there were some things you did that drove us apart and if I didn’t stand up for myself, I probably wouldn’t be with Cassie today.”
But even so, Underwood doesn’t appear to have arduous emotions with the franchise now. He did find yourself with Randolph ultimately and continues to help everybody concerned. But fairly frankly, the ebook looks as if the right goodbye to a rocky journey.
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