Demi Burnett opens up about 1st same-sex relationship in 'Bachelor' history

After this week's drama-filled "Bachelor in Paradise" episode, Burnett discusses finding love, coming out and doing it all on national TV.
2:43 | 08/22/19

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Transcript for Demi Burnett opens up about 1st same-sex relationship in 'Bachelor' history
Our "Gma" cover story. "Bachelor in paradise" star demi Burnett speaking out about that first for bachelor nation being in a same-sex relationship in the show. Abbie Boudreau sat down with her for an exclusive interview. Take a look. Reporter: It was the history making bombshell in paradise that sent bachelor nation into a Before I came to paradise I have been dating this woman and she's amazing. Okay. And I care so much about her. What's her name. Kristian. Demi sitting with "Gma" for her first TV interview since coming out as bisexual on the show. Don't cry. Oh, my god. Tell us what it's like to be in this kind of position for you and coming out on the show. It means a lot to me. I was just being myself and living my life and loving who I loved. I just wanted to be honest with who I was and follow wherever my heart led me. Reporter: Demi's heart leading her to Kristian Haggerty, a bachelor nation outsider who demi was dating before heading to paradise. We were just enjoying each other's time and I didn't realize how serious she felt about it until she came on the show and expressed that to me and that's whenever I also realized how serious it was for me and how much I really cared about her too. Tell us about your whole Instagram. You're able to post pictures now, right? It's fun now being able to show her off and tell the world like about this person that nobody has ever heard about because she isn't a part of bachelor nation so it's fun to be able to show off our relationship now because it does mean so much to both of us. Reporter: Now demi dealing with the overwhelming response, not all of it supportive. This was a super tough time for me. That being criticized does hurt but I know there's nothing I can do to change how people are perceiving it or how they feel about it. You said you were terrified coming out to your parents. Can you take us through that Yeah, my parents love me very much and the way that they handled it was so beautiful, like them just saying, you're always going to be our DEMs and we'll love you and support you no matter what. It was really special. Reporter: Still the fan favorite applauded by fans for finding her strength and following her heart. There are so many messages in my dms on Twitter, on Instagram, everywhere of people who are thinking maybe because they have been struggling with the same thing that I went through, knowing that I helped somebody just by being who I was, like that's amazing for me and it feels really good. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Abbie Boudreau, ABC news, Los Angeles.

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