Former ‘Bachelor’ star Colton Underwood comes out as gay

Former ‘Bachelor’ Colton Underwood speaks his truth and comes out as gay in interview with Robin Roberts.
2:59 | 04/14/21

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I've ran for myself for a long time educating myself for a long time and I'm gay and I came to terms of that earlier this year and haven't processing unit. And the next step in on this was sort of letting people know still nervous but. Yeah it's it's been a journey for sure proven rare second through the joy. Yes they're really I mean I'm emotional but emotional like such a good happy positive way. Unlike the happiness and healthiest have ever been in my life and that means the world to me and. Yeah what was that moment like for you that. Gave you the courage. To speak your truth as you are today. I got into place. For me in my personal Arafat. It was dark and bath and I can list a bunch of different things but they don't be excuses but I think overall the reason why now. It's because. I got took place right in think I was ever going to share this I don't I. Would have rather died than say I think I'm gay. And I think now is sort of my wakeup call did you ever think about harming yourself yeah. There. There is a moment in no way that I woke up. And I didn't pay has been like. And have intentions of waking up and ended. And I think for me and I was like my wake up call and think this is your life. Take back control. Looking back even beyond that is lake. Even just suicidal thoughts and can driving my car coast of cliffs Michael if this goes off a cliff it's not that big a deal. I don't feel that anymore. The former bachelor walking in his troops dead while also realizing that his fans and the women he dated on the show. May have questions so many people were cheering you on and wanting you to final. And now they may feel. That you misled the public and misled those women from that season if how do you dress people who feel that way. I wouldn't understand why they think that way. And I mean I thought a lot about this two of do I regret being the bachelor and two I regret handling of the way that I did. I do. I do think I could have handled it better I'll say that Tulsa. I just I just wish I wouldn't drag people into my own massive figuring out who I was indicted I've genuinely mean that.

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