Colton Underwood GMA interview LIVE updates – Bachelor star reveals he’s gay & nearly committed suicide over secret

THE Bachelor alum Colton Underwood teased he was set to drop "deeply personal" news with Robin Roberts on GMA.

The former NFL star, 29, revealed he is gay following his split with Cassie Randolph.

Colton told his story to Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts on Wednesday, April 14, telling her about his sexuality and where he is today.

He shared the bombshell news during Wednesday's episode of  GMA.

Colton, who starred on The Bachelor in 2019, sat down with the host for the personal interview.

The interview was teased in a clip, which was shared by GMA's Twitter account on Tuesday.

The clip begins with Robin addressing Colton, stating: "There's something that you want people to know, so can you tell us what is on your heart that you want to share?"

The former reality star smiled as he took a deep breath before simply saying: "Yeah."

After a voiceover said that Colton will share his news "in his own words," the Bachelor leading man added: "It's been a journey, for sure."

GMA captioned the short clip: "WEDNESDAY MORNING: Former Bachelor Colton Underwood in an exclusive, new and deeply personal interview with Robin Roberts."

Read our Colton Underwood live blog below for the very latest news and updates…

  • Sophia Caraballo Pineiro

    Colton Underwood revealed that he came to terms with his sexuality in early 2021 after years of struggling with it.

    Robin pointed out that he looked so much relieved after coming out publicly.

    He told her: "I am the happiest and healthiest I ever been in my life."

  • Sophia Caraballo Pineiro

    Colton Underwood returned to Instagram on Wednesday after announcing that he was gay.

    The former Bachelor star had deleted his social media account as he prepared to announce his news on Good Morning America.

    He has yet to comment publicly after his interview.

  • Sophia Caraballo Pineiro

    Colton Underwood apologized to Cassie Randolph, the winner of his season on The Bachelor, for involving her.

    He told Robin:  "I would like to say sorry for how things ended, I messed up I made a lot of bad choices.

    "I loved everything about her, and it's hard for me to articulate my emotions and going through that relationship with her because I obviously had an internal fight going on.

    "I'm sorry for any pain and emotional stress I caused, I wish it wouldn't have happened the way it did. I wish I would have been courageous enough to fix myself before I broke anyone else."

    He also told the other women who competed: "I would understand why they would think that way, I thought a lot of this too.

    "Do I regret being The Bachelor? Or handling it the way I did? I do think I could have handled it better."

  • Sophia Caraballo Pineiro

    Colton Underwood revealed he was suicidal as he kept his sexuality hidden from his friends and family.

    "I got into a place, for me in my personal life, that was dark and I can list a bunch of different things and they would be excuses," he said.

    "I would have rather died than say I'm gay and that was my wake-up call."

    He continued: "Even just suicidal thoughts…driving my car close to a cliff, if this goes over the cliff, it's not that big of a deal…I don't feel that anymore."

  • Sophia Caraballo Pineiro

    Colton Underwood apologized to the women that competed in The Bachelor back in 2019.

    He further revealed that when he got the news of being the next Bachelor, he "thanked God" for making him straight.

    The reality TV star further confirmed that he was in love with his ex, Cassie, but that he was still gay.

    He also mentioned that he came to terms with his sexuality in high school.

    "The only reason I'm sitting in front of you is because of my friends and family," he added.

  • Sophia Caraballo Pineiro

    The Bachelor sat down with Robin Roberts and revealed that he was "indeed gay."

    Colton revealed that after much exploring during the Covid-19 pandemic, he came to terms with himself.

    When Robin asked him if he had ever thought of harming himself, he said: "There was a moment in LA when I didn't know if I wanted to wake up. I had no intentions of waking up but I did,"

  • michelle.ganney@the-sun.com

    WHEN DID COLTON AND CASSIE DATE?

    They fell in love on Colton's season of The Bachelorette, however the Bachelor couple didn't last long.

    According to Cassie's court documents, they went their separate ways in mid-April 2020.

    They announced their breakup on May 29, 2020. “Breaking up was not an easy decision for Colton and Cassie, but they believe it was the right decision at the end of the day,” a source said.

  • michelle.ganney@the-sun.com

    'DEEPLY PERSONAL NEWS'

    THE Bachelor alum Colton Underwood is set to drop "deeply personal" news while being interviewed by Robin Roberts.

    The 29-year-old will share the bombshell news during Wednesday's episode of Good Morning America.

    The upcoming interview was teased in a clip, which was shared by GMA's Twitter account on Tuesday.

    The clip begins with Robin addressing Colton, stating: "There's something that you want people to know, so can you tell us what is on your heart that you want to share?"

    The former reality star smiled as he took a deep breath before simply saying: "Yeah."

    After a voiceover said that Colton will share his news "in his own words," the Bachelor leading man added: "It's been a journey, for sure."

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