Former Bachelor Colton Underwood is revealing private details about his life in his newly released book The First Time, including the fact that he once broke up with his current girlfriend, Cassie Randolph. The short-lived breakup, which fans were never clued in about, proved to be necessary for the pair to have tough conversations and grow together as a couple, according to The Daily Mail.
Contrary to what their relationship may have appeared like on social media, not everything was perfect and smooth-rolling after the conclusion of Underwood’s season of The Bachelor.
Although Underwood and Randolph knew they were in love with one another, they struggled to communicate. While on the show, they were forced to have open and honest conversations about their relationship and future together. However, Underwood explained that those kinds of conversations didn’t happen as easily off-air.
“To put it very frank, after the show, we realized we weren’t communicating as well as we once did. Nobody was forcing us to talk about real things going on, so we let a lot of things build up. In a weird way, I kind of broke up with myself. 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.”
Fortunately, the separation did not last very long. After spending only a few days apart, the pair missed each other and expressed their desire to get back together. Upon settling their differences, the couple was able to get back onto the same page once again.
“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,” said Underwood.
Now, Underwood and Randolph are able to recognize the signs of when they are failing to communicate effectively. The happy couple’s newfound awareness allows them to address issues before things get out of hand or cause distance between them.
Much to the delight of fans, the two appear to be closer than ever and are thinking seriously about their future together. Noting that Randolph probably wouldn’t like how candid he was being, Underwood admitted that they both expect to be engaged by the end of 2020.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, Underwood is currently staying with his girlfriend’s family in California. They have been caring for him since he tested positive for the coronavirus last week, and he is reportedly beginning to show signs of recovery.