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Colton Underwood turns 30 years old today. The former professional football player turned reality TV star celebrated with a gathering of friends and family on the weekend in Los Angeles.
It’s unclear where the event took place, but Underwood and his boyfriend, political strategist Jordan C. Brown, 39, are known to have recently bought their first home together in the San Fernando Valley district.
Related: Colton Underwood and boyfriend buy house together a month after going public
Some of Underwood’s family from Denver flew in for the event.
Underwood posted photos of the outdoor gathering to his Instagram, including himself and Brown holding a big birthday cake. He captioned them, “A celebration to close out my 20’s. thank you to my friends and family for an unforgettable night. I love you all. I have a good feeling about my 30’s ♥️”
On his Instagram stories, Underwood posted more pics and videos, including a snap of him kissing Brown. It was captioned, “Thank you for planning such an unforgettable night ❤️”
In another video clip, Underwood shows a present wrapped in paper that features a cartoon image of his face. His mom tells him that Brown came up with the cute, personalized wrapping.
Former Bachelor star 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 last month.
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 his documentary series for Netflix, 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.
Related: Colton Underwood confirms he’s got a boyfriend and is “in love”
It’s not known what Underwood plans to do next with his career, but it looks like he’s the latest celebrity to jump on the NFT bandwagon. Underwood recently unveiled several cartoon animals on his social media called Pocket Friends, described as: “A curated collection of colorful, hand-drawn characters living on the ethereum blockchain. Their mission is to help and promote a positive message for children and their parents through the art of storytelling.”
I’ve watched his show and read about him… mostly on this site… but I just don’t get it. All I can say is that he must have a hell of a publicist.
this guy has moved with the speed of light in becoming gay: in like a year he’s gone from straight virgin on a reality show to gay guy struggling to emerge from the closet to full on welcome wagon gay with a new boyfriend, new home and a slew of gay friends celebrating an Instagram ready birthday. I’ve been gay for quite some time now – my whole life, actually and my struggles with it remained private – and maybe the enthusiasm for it has dulled a bit. If I’m able to gather the energy I go to the grocery store maybe once a week and see my equally indifferent friends maybe as often for about an hour. This guy has the potential of burning out when he heads back towards earths atmosphere.
Don’t forget sugar boy since his new boyfreind is wealthy. He’s sure not paying for that new 2 million dollar house they just acquired.
Why are you guys so obsessed with him? This is gross.
Am in the PM
I cannot agree with you more. What is the obession?
PLEASE STOP. Stop giving him press.
How does someone through a birthday party for a narcissist, take notes.
but seriously I agree with other commenters on this, why do you keep reporting on him? The same with Harry Styles, and that nazi loving straight senitor… can’t remember his name. you know the one that tried to sexual assault women and is a insurrectionist. you know the nut job who was cleaning his gun during a congressional meeting.
I agree. If you are going to do a fluff story on celebs why not pick someone with actual skills like Lil Nas? Not this carpetbagging phony former closet case. If he was not handsome and buff you would not care.
I’ve never watched ‘The Bachelor’ but I did watch ‘Coming Out Cameron’ on a friend’s recommendation. Coming out is not easy, especially for athletic guys like this who are railroaded into conspicuous heterosexual narratives from an early age. You know: apple pie, football heroism, televised weddings, etc. Turning that around must be like trying to re-route a train with your bare hands.
But as i see it, he’s is now being railroaded into a camera-ready, A-Gay lifestyle: marriage, white picket fence, children via surrogacy, golden retrievers, etc, etc.
Hopefully he’ll find a TRULY authentic self – one not dictated by Instagram-worthiness – somewhere in his forties.
They bought a house together? Is that accurate reporting? Lol
They’ve been together like 15 minutes.
So when are they getting pregnant?
Will there be a tv show about it?
Instead of bachelor in paradise will be it called married and pregnant in politics? Lol
I mean….gays wanted to assimilate so here ya go. Take the good with the bad I guess.
Colton never fails to bring out the bitter queens on this site.
Bitter? He’s a joke. He only came out to promote a documentary that NO ONE gives a sh*t about. How stupid can one be to not see that. The documentary did not come AFTER his coming out but BEFORE. There are thousands of other gays that a documentary could come out about and not this nobody.
WHO F*CKING CARES??? MOST OF YOUR READERS DISLIKE THAT FOOL. GIVE US SOME BETTER NEWS.
He may not be the tea everyone cares for. But let’s face it he is a part of our family. If he can just do enough for the LGBTQ+ community to help. Then it’s ok. Yes we have seen this before. Maybe it is fast. Maybe there are jealous people, maybe people who are pissed his life is so out there. But he is let’s not hate on people of the 10% club. There are others out there that want to be themselves. But the way people talk and spew the negative. The others are going to stay in their closet and die lonely.
Can y’all haters leave this guy alone? You idolize evil real housewife criminal and other reality star bishes but dog out this nice man who struggled to come out and owns up to his mess. Y’all haters always take the bait on here and show your poor character and intolerance for your own. Grow up .
I hope Pocket Friends aren’t just a money-making opportunity, because they’re so darned cute. I hope they’re accessible to actual kids and families. (It’s OK if Colton makes something from them. He needs to make a living, and I much prefer them to tacky reality TV.)
I cannot stand this reality show Kevin Spacey. He stalked a poor girl and then threw the gay card to get out of trouble with the law. He’s gross and should not be celebrated.
“Colton Underwood’s sugar daddy throws him a lavish 30th birthday party”
Fixed that for you.
It’s interesting all the shade thrown at him for having a “sugar daddy.” Rarely in relationships involving someone younger dating someone older is there a financial power dynamic that is equal. So what? The older guy makes a lot more than the younger one. It’s not like they both don’t know that. If the older guy and the younger guy are happy, let them be happy. And you can all do the “Told ya so” dance if somewhere down the line it crashes and burns. Which would not be that different from a lot of gay relationships. I wish them well. There are a lot of minor celebs who are kicking around that we don’t spend our time kicking them in the balls. Leave the dude alone already. He’s not robbing a bank.