Colton Underwood reveals he briefly split from Cassie Randolph after The Bachelor: ‘It was a very real and very emotional breakup’
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He fought hard to win her heart on The Bachelor last year.
And though they are going from strength to strength now, Colton Underwood has revealed his relationship with Cassie Randolph wasn’t always so perfect.
The former Bachelor, 28, revealed in his book, The First Time, that he briefly split from Cassie last year, according to an excerpt obtained by People.
Not always perfect: Colton Underwood revealed he briefly split up from Cassie Randolph after winning her over on The Bachelor last year (pictured 2019 in Las Vegas)
‘To put it very frank, after the show, we realized we weren’t communicating as well as we once did,’ he wrote.
‘Nobody was forcing us to talk about real things going on, so we let a lot of things build up.’
In the end, ‘in a weird way, I kind of broke up with myself,’ he added.
The pair mutually decided to have some space to figure things out.
Let’s talk it out: Underwood said they had trouble communicating after appearing on The Bachelor
‘I was like, I feel like we need to figure this out and in order to do that, we need space. She agreed. So it was a mutual thing,’ he elaborated.
The split didn’t last long, though – just a few days later, though, the pair were already longing for one another.
‘It was like, ‘I miss you!”, he wrote.
Back on! The split didn’t last long, though – just a few days later, though, the pair were already longing for one another (pictured on the season finale of The Bachelor in 2019)
Tell all: Underwood gets real in his upcoming memoir, The First Time
Though it was short, that didn’t mean the split wasn’t tough.
‘It was a very real and very emotional breakup, but it was also very good to be real and emotional because it forced us to have conversations and move on.’
Now the couple are more diligent about addressing issues before they build up.
‘Now, we know the flags to look for. When issues start to creep up, it’s like, let’s go have a conversation.’
The couple are in a much better place now, and Colton can see themselves getting engaged by the end of the year.
‘If she were here, she’d nudge me for saying this, but I think an engagement is something we’d both like to see this year,’ he said.
Leap of faith: Underwood famously jumped over a fence after he was dumped by Cassie on The Bachelor
Going strong: The pair reunited not long later, and have been together – minus the brief split – ever since (pictured 2019 in Beverly Hills)
Colton met Cassie on his season of The Bachelor last year, where he dramatically jumped over a fence after she dumped him on the Fantasy Suite date night.
The pair reunited not long later, and have been together – minus the brief split – ever since.
Cassie has even been nursing Colton back to health at her family’s home in Huntington Beach after he tested positive for coronavirus.
Luckily, things seem to be looking up for Colton – the reality star recently revealed he had been seeing improvement in his symptoms.
The First Time: Finding Myself and Looking for Love on Reality TV will be released March 31, 2020.
Get well soon: Cassie has even been nursing Colton back to health at her family’s home in Huntington Beach after he tested positive for coronavirus