“Bachelor” couple Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph have ended their relationship.
Randolph, 25, announced the couple’s breakup on an Instagram post Friday. “First off, I want to say this is one of the hardest things I have had to share as neither one of us is quite ready to talk about it yet. However, because our relationship is such a public one, our silence on the matter has been speaking for us. Colton and I have broken up, but have decided to remain a part of each other’s lives,” she wrote.
“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. We have both learned and grown so much these past couple years, and will always have each other’s back. Always,” she added.
28 year old Underwood, shared his own post revealing that the couple’s decision to call it quits came after “a lot of self-reflecting.”
“It’s been a crazy few months to say the least, Cass and I have been doing a lot of self-reflecting. Sometimes people are just meant to be friends — and that’s okay. We both have grown immensely and been through so much together — so this isn’t the end of our story, it’s the start of a whole new chapter for us,” Underwood wrote.
Underwood and Randolph met during filming of season 23 of “The Bachelor,” which aired in 2019.