Reality TV star Colton Underwood is reportedly running into major road blocks trying to sell the television rights to his upcoming wedding to political strategist Jordan C. Brown.
Sources told Radar, “Colton has been pitching a TV wedding for a long time. He was sure that being the first gay Bachelor to get married would start a bidding war between networks and streaming services, but so far no one has said ‘yes.’
“His agent set up a meeting with almost every development and programming executive in town. What was interesting is that Colton attended most of those meetings without his fiancé. To say he was optimistic is an understatement, he was 100% positive this was a done deal.”
The former Bachelor star, 30, announced his engagement to Brown, 39, last month.
“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,” Underwood told People.
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“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.”
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.
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.
Seems like he NEEDS media attention, and for a company to pick up the bill for his “wedding”. Either isn’t healthy IMO.
He is a fame seeking whore. Go away. Your antics are an embracement to every “Out & Proud” gay man.
Maybe he should chat with Star Jones for some tips on throwing a TV wedding. Colton darling- you are cute but I think your 15 minutes may be drawing to a close.
Why is everyone so hateful? I would love to tune in and see his wedding on tv. What is the problem? Are you all so jealous that he is a hunk? I don’t get it. Anyway, peace to all of you. We are supposedly one big happy, gay family so get with the program ok?
This is typical reality TV stuff. He doesn’t have a “fan base” outside of a few queers to have a hard-on for him. He overrates just how fascinating he and his journey is to most people. Everything he does appears to be highly calculated and mostly driven by money and clout chasing and ego and image. But once again, trying to sell your wedding is typical reality TV mess.
Turning your personal life into a reality show is the way of a fool, his marriage will be destroyed.
Agreed. His craving for attention is the reason I don’t want to give him any of mine. I do watch lots of documentaries about all sorts of people, but I’m not at all interested in people who want to be famous… famous for being famous, it seems.
This only proves that Colton Underwood is a narcissist and an opportunist.
I said it before and it needs repeating: This fellow has no bankable skills so he has attached himself to a fraudulent narrative to make money.
He’s a classic example of ‘gay for pay.’
What a shock, the right wing troll has tried to insinuate before that people who come out aren’t really gay.
And it’s still trying.
Your troll game is sad and weak.
MarcyMayer, babe, being a narcissist and opportunist doesn’t equate to being “gay4pay”. Plenty of people in the queer spectrum are manipulative, narcissistic, clout-chasing, ego driven. While it’s always been apparent that Colton is “queer”. The dude never even had a legit gf before The Bachelor and claimed to be a virgin. It’s very obvious that the dude is queer. So, drop the “gay4pay” narrative. It’s tacky. Would I be shocked if one day he were to settle done with a chick, no. But your comments are quite silly, over the top and self-victimizing. I don’t know if you’re someone with multiple handles or not. But it’s not a good look either way. I’d advise you come up with a different, less melodramatic persona.
I hate being this cynical, but I’m wondering, if the wedding can’t get him attention or money, will it still happen?
At the very least attention, clout, money are likely big reasons why he’s rushed into it. He’s also likely trying to quickly scrub away all his previous messiness. People often try to change the narrative and change their reputation in big, rushed gestures. It’s not that easy.
The media whore wants a tv wedding.
So the story is?????
I guess nobody learned anything from Star Jones.
No one watched the mess that was your show and no one wants to watch the mess that is your wedding. Go away.
Wait…SIX part series on Netflix? WTAF? What could possibly be covered in six episodes? ?
Hard pass, would rather watch Tinder Swindler or Rick & Morty
a previous article said he wouldn’t televise his marriage and now this story says otherwise. which is it???
I remember reading that article and thinking “Sure, buddy.” And here we are. He’s found a way to easy money and wants to keep it going.
My, oh my… after the most curated (AKA staged) coming out in history, now we are subject to the possibility of a media-driven wedding. As if this wasn’t a bad enough idea from a PR perspective what does it say about the depth, truth and credibility of the “commitment” shared by these two gents, Colton and Jordan? Granted, to be a washed-up has-been at 30 must be disconcerting but Colton has snagged a rich, well-connected companion who seems willing to pay whatever public humiliation as a cost for bedding the furry hunk. Colton may have to settle for a You Tube or better yet TikTok (shorter).
Go away, translation pay for my wedding
He must be trying to hold out for more money than it’s worth to televize. I wouldn’t watch in any case, but I would think that at least Bravo would give him a very limited series to do the wedding; but that would probably be no money in it for him in the end (please, no double entendre intended).
I thought he wanted to keep his relationship out of the tv spotlight. Clearly not. Please stop looking for attention Colton, you’re looking desperate and pathetic
I’m sorry. He’s not the slightest bit attractive. His ego and ‘gay for $$$’ took away from that.
He needs to stop making money off his BS.
STOP CALLING HIM “THE FIRST QUEER BACHELOR” he was not a queer man on a queer version of the Bachelor…he was a Str8 man on the STr8 show and ended up giving a rose to a women, who he them vitimized and then when media attention dried up from that he came out…Was he queer all that time…I DONT CARE—- he claimed he was st8 for media attention until that didnt work anymore and then suddenly came out to get media attention. and now that is drying up… Watch him leave his husband at the altar on live TV if he can get this thin aired, just to continue to get more attention
Wedding won’t happen. In fact I suspect by the end of the year he’ll be single and mingling again. He’s always been in this for some type of fame. No one cares about him. Surprised he’s not dating Aaron Schock.
Why is Queerty giving this media whore what he most wants… Attention. I can’t stand this twat and cringe every time I seen his face on this site… which seems to be every day
ahh yeah. no one cares. no, really no one cares. sit down. your 15 minutes ended a LONG time ago.
His Netflix show was a bomb and had abysmal ratings, that’s why they didn’t pick up the “story” of this fake wedding between these fake f ags. And everyone in the industry knows this that’s why there is zero interest in this wedding. This Kevin Spacey wannabe (both were accused of hideous behavior towards other ppl before they threw out the convenient gay card to hide behind) had his 15 min and now it’s gone. Even that pathetic Andy Cohen tried by having him recently on WWHL and nothing. Keep in mind Andy usually scraps the bottom of the barrel for entertainment aka housewives, but even he couldn’t make this happen.
Colton is a lost cause. I want to know what is wrong with the fiance. He knows all of this but decided to go along with it. He’s very attractive. Colt is too in a very generic vanilla way. The fiance has to know that Colton is freshly out and like a kid in a man-candy store. If they do marry, he will leave him for someone else within a year. Colton really needs to seek out Aaron Schock. They are made for each other.
I have nothing against Colton’s gay journey as described in his series; the coming out process is complicated for everyone, albeit in different ways. But I have never understood the popularity and proliferation of reality television. All these performers, from the Real Housewives to the Kardashians to the Bachelor/ettes to Colton share very predictable personality traits. They’re manipulative, desperate for attention, preposterously over-styled, endlessly mugging for the camera and shamelessly willing to do whatever it takes to cling to the spotlight. They’re completely obvious and boring as hell.
Nobody wants to air it and noone wants to see it.
I think a large part of hs problem is the assumption that anyone beyond the morons that believe “reality TV” is real cares. Does hs fiance (someone in the world of politics) have any inkling about this and if so then that makes me question him as well.
It all just comes off as SO desperate and thirsty that it makes me sad. Underwood comes off as a nice guy but you have to wonder what happened to his sense of self-worth it this is how he plans out starting married life. Do what most people do: Have a wedding with your family and friends, take a honeymoon and move on with your life.
So happy he found his soul mate. Love to see his wedding!
Hey let’s leave Colton Underwood alone and let him lead his life in whatever direction it takes him. Sadly gay men are some of the most catty, vicious, nasty and jealous as Colton’s good looking, he’s hopefully found a quality relationship and so what if he’s playing this for all its worth. Many if not most of us would do the same thing in the same situation and won’t admit it. We need to wish him and his fiance well as many of us sadly never meet and find someone of quality to share your life with and end up all alone.
“Many, if not most?” Uh no. Stop projecting. One thing I learned a long time ago as an out gay man: If you’re a gay man looking for a serious relationship, the last thing you want is a newly out gay man. Inevitably, they have a huge amount of processing (and sex) they need to get out of their systems before evening thinking about settling down. I’m in my 50’s and partnered for almost 30 years. Nothing in my lived experience indicates my lesson learned is wrong. And being such a fame whore is distasteful to just about everyone I know………