After nearly two years, Cassie and Colton have broken up. It appears to be an amicable split, though, as they’ve promised to remain friends.
Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph have joined the long list of couples who met on The Bachelor and didn’t go the distance. They announced their breakup on Friday.
Colton and Cassie were never engaged. Once Cassie reached the final three in Colton’s season, she decided she was going to break up with him right before the fantasy suites. At the time, Colton was a virgin. It seemed, he was prepared to lose his virginity to Cassie. But she ended things with him, leading to the infamous fence jump. He realized the only thing he could do to win Cassie back was to dump his remaining two women, Hannah Godwin and Tayshia Adams. It worked. But ever since their post-show relationship began, Colton always seemed more into Cassie than she was into him. The relationship never looked like it was one that would advance to the altar. And they may have decided to split at the perfect time, when our country is preoccupied with far more urgent matters at present to invest too much time into piecing together what may have gone awry.
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The twin Instagram posts, which has become the en vogue way for Bachelor couples to announce breakups, relayed a message that the two plan to remain close even after they go their separate ways. Colton wrote the two plan to stay friends, adding, “This isn’t the end of our story, it’s the start of a whole new chapter for us.”
Cassie’s post was much longer. She said neither of them were prepared to discuss the matter, but it’s quite possible they were worried about the news leaking had they not released statements on their own. She acknowledged that their silence led some to believe the two had gone their separate ways. She said, With all that we have gone through, we have a special bond that will always be there. I love Colton very much and have an enormous amount of respect for him.” She added, “We have both learned and grown so much these past couple years, and will always have each others back. Always.”
Colton notably spent time with Cassie’s family while he was recovering from coronavirus. It had been four weeks since either of them had shared a photo with one another on Instagram. The writing was on the wall. Now, our attention turns to who Cassie and Colton will date next. It should be interesting if one of them returns to the Bachelor Nation dating pool.
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Source: Cassie Randolph, Colton Underwood
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