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Former Bachelor star Colton Underwood has announced he is engaged, less than a year after publicly coming out.
Underwood, 30, revealed late last year that he had been dating political strategist Jordan C. Brown, 39. In January, it was revealed the two men had bought a house together in Los Angeles. That same month, Brown helped organize a 30th birthday bash for Underwood.
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Underwood confirmed to People that they have become engaged.
“After my birthday, Jordan and I went to Big Sur for a weekend getaway to decompress and relax in nature. I couldn’t have pictured a more beautiful place to celebrate an amazing milestone in my life and relationship.
“I’m extremely happy! 2021 was the most transformative year of my life,” he continued. “Starting 2022 off with my best friend, teammate and now fiancé is something I never thought was going to be possible.”
Both men shared photos of themselves in Big Sur on social media yesterday.
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Colton posted a picture alongside Jordan, saying, “Life is going to be fun with you ♥️”
Brown shared a photo of Underwood cracking open a bottle of champagne, saying, “The only time in my life I’m ok with wasting a bottle of champagne. I love you babe. ❤️ 🤵♂️ 🍾”
They also shared well-wishes from friends and family.
Underwood revealed he’s gay in an interview in April with Good Morning America. It was later revealed he was working on a documentary series for Netflix about his coming-out journey. That six-part show, Coming Out Colton, premiered on the streamer in December.
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Underwood and Brown were first linked when paparazzi shots emerged of them kissing on a vacation to Hawaii last September. In December, Underwood confirmed the romance, and said they were “in love”.
Underwood explained to People why he’d kept quiet about Brown while making and promoting Coming Out Colton.
“After The Bachelor, I learned the boundaries and healthiness of having a private relationship,” he said. “Everybody went through my breakup [with Cassie Randolph] and the ups and downs of my dating life. It’s nice for me to have something for myself.”
Underwood met Randolph on The Bachelor and they dated for over a year. They split in May 2020. That September, she filed a restraining order against him for allegations including stalking and harassment. The order was dropped two months later.
There’s no word yet on when Underwood and Brown plan to tie the knot.
“After The Bachelor, I learned the boundaries and healthiness of having a private relationship.”
Is this private though?
Right, unless you crave attention.
Wow SamB, you waited an entire THREE MINUTES before bringing your other screename @MarcyMayer in to backup this nothing statement.
I get your using multiple screenames to back up your bigotry, or defense of the Trumps because you want to pretend others agree with you. But you are so desperate you back up a nothing comment like this?
Cam: All I can say to you is that you’re paranoid/nuts, or you have an overactive imagination.
1. Who cares?
2. Hungry for attention?
3. Publicity stunt?
4. Divorce within 5 years?
All of this!
You left off #5. Has a restraining order filed against him.
5 years? More like 5 months.
He seems to be going down a similar route to Colton Haynes right after he came out, got into a relationship, got married, then divorced soon after. The excitement of coming out seemed to make him rush.
Never been a fan of this guy, but hopefully it turns out better.
Small difference is that Haynes was out prior and pushed back into the closet by his agent but he always accepted he was gay. Where Underwood was allegedly a virgin, just came out in the last year and now is already engaged which is 100% a gaybie move.
Even based on his own confessions, I’m doubting he was a virgin, at least not in the homo sense and probably not in the hetero sense either.
I think he’d have a better chance of making both his relationship and life work by living a private life. I think Lance Bass said that Colton has learned he art of monetizing being gay. Not sure why people are so narcissistic that they need to make their every private moment public
If you read this, pump the brakes girl. You’re bound to get whip lash moving so fast. Sheeesh.
So wait, after deciding he’s gay and giving up vadge he’s marrying the first guy he’s seriously dated? That’ll last.
Whom he probably doesn’t know too well. Hell, I don’t even fart around a guy I’m crazy about for at least a hear if not more! I doubt Colton’s done that, yet. Hell, Jordon probably popped his Daddy Issues-heavy cherry!
Less than a couple of years ago he was in a hetero engagement, exploiting hetero privilege through reality TV and writing books about how not “gay” he is. I know some fall in love fast and hard when they’re first unabashedly “out”. But this just adds to the litany of cringe factor connected to him. Good luck to them.
C’mon guys! This is TOTALLY gonna last! Lol
So most of the time, who’s the top and who’s the bottom? Or all of the time?
Really, why all the negative.? Sadly those who always wish negative are those who’re insecure and without lives and never have anything positive to say about people. It’s like children being jealous of other children who have better toys than them and thus they project this by being jealous, sad. We all should wish them well as it doesn’t cost anything to do this and who knows , they might be together for a very long time. They’re lucky in a way, they’re young and found each other early while there are many of us who search for years and never find their ‘soulmate’ and end up all alone
Thank you, I agree. I am genuinely happy for him. I remember when I first came out publicly. It was exciting, it was freeing, and I was happy. These guys are older than most when coming out. They have money, careers, and I’m assuming are wanting to start a family. Everyone does everything publicly anymore, so let them be, and just be happy for them. I’m excited to see their journey and honestly, I wish them the best of luck. Congratulations gentlemen!
He could do better.
There’s nothing like announcing an engagement when the media attention cools off…cue a wedding in 6 months and a baby 6 after that.
Because….Daddy issues! You never fall in love with your First Time, Colton! That’s just a recipe for a broken heart, emotional scars (in my case), or a divorce (as in yours). What can you know of him before the infatuations settled?