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Colton Scott Underwood was a contestant on the 14th season of The Bachelorette.

He was eliminated in week 8.

He returned for the 5th season of Bachelor in Paradise. He split from Tia Booth in week 4.

He was announced as the Bachelor for the 23rd season of The Bachelor on September 4, 2018 during the broadcast of Good Morning America.

Personal life[]

He ultimately chose to pursue a relationship with Cassie Randolph even though she wasn't ready for an engagement. Jewelry designer Neil Lane has offered the couple a ring for when they are ready to get engaged.

On March 20, 2020, he announced that he has tested positive for Corona virus: "My symptoms started a few days ago, I was tested and just received my results today. For anyone out there that is hesitant to self quarantine... please do yourself and your loved ones a favor and stay home. We will all beat this and come out stronger on the other side. I'll keep you posted, Love y'all."

In March 2020, he released his first book "The First Time", in which he revealed that he and Cassie briefly broke up.

In 2020, he was fostering a German shepherd-husky mix named Zooka. In April 2020, he officially adopted the dog.

On May 29, 2020, Cassie and Colton announced on both of their Instagrams that they have broken up. On September 11, 2020, Cassie filed for a restraining order against Colton. It's unclear if a judge signed off on the order.

On April 14, 2021, during an interview on Good Morning America, Colton came out as gay.

In December 2021, he announced that he was in a relationship with political strategist Jordan C. Brown. They announced their engagement on February 28, 2022. They were married on May 13, 2023.

In May 2024 Colton announced that he and his spouse Jordan are expecting their first child through surrogacy. Their boy is arriving the fall of 2024.


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Colton Underwood burst onto the scene during Season 14 of "The Bachelorette". It was his good looks, love for dogs and vulnerability that charmed not only Bachelorette Becca Kufrin, but all of Bachelor Nation. This former NFL player made a play for Kufrin's heart but was sadly sent home after professing he had fallen in love. Now, Underwood is back and ready to capture hearts across America yet again when he returns for another shot at love.

Underwood, 26, notably spoke to Kufrin very candidly about his virginity during Season 14 of "The Bachelorette", and won over America when he opened up about the sensitive topic during an emotional conversation on "The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All" reunion. After a summer of growth and a new perspective on what he is looking for, Underwood is more than ready for this next chapter.

Underwood was born in Indianapolis and grew up in the small town of Washington, Illinois. He is part of a loving, blended family with his seven siblings, father and stepmother, and mother and stepfather. It was Underwood's close relationship to his family that sparked his idea to start the Legacy Foundation, a charity for cystic fibrosis, something that his 6-year-old cousin, Harper, was diagnosed with as a baby.

When Underwood isn't planning his next life-changing donation for his foundation, you can find him hiking through the Colorado Rockies with his two rescue dogs or driving windows-down with his favorite country music playing. This all-American man is looking for a teammate who will join him for a life full of adventure, philanthropy and lasting love; and he is confident that he will find her on "The Bachelor".