Harrison, who has saved a low-profile since making racially insensitive feedback earlier this yr, tagged Underwood in a submit, writing, “Very proud of you today…Happy to see you stand up and openly live your truth. You have my love and support my friend.”
In an emotional interview on Wednesday’s Good Morning America, Underwood mentioned he is the “happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life.”
“I’ve ran from myself for a long time. I’ve hated myself for a long time,” the 29-year-old actuality star instructed Robin Roberts. “And I’m gay. And I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it. And the next step in all of this was sort of letting people know.”
Celebrities like Andy Cohen, Meghan McCain and extra expressed nicely needs on social media.
Underwood, who starred on The Bachelor in 2019, acquired assist from former Bachelor and Bachelorette stars, too. Demi Burnett, who competed on Underwood’s season and later got here out as bisexual on Bachelor in Paradise, tweeted, “Welcome to the community.”
Nicole Lopez-Alvar, Tahzjuan Hawkins and Onyeka Ehie, who all appeared on Underwood’s season, additionally weighed in.
While Underwood’s openness is generally being celebrated on social media, his relationship with winner, Cassie Randolph, has been put again within the highlight. The couple cut up in spring 2020 after nearly two years collectively and the breakup was tumultuous.
Randolph was granted a short lived restraining order in September in opposition to Underwood after he allegedly stalked and harassed her and her household. In November, she requested the courtroom to drop the order and the police investigation was reportedly additionally dropped at her request. In Underwood’s sit-down on Wednesday, he apologized particularly to Randolph for “any pain and emotional stress” he brought about.
“I wish that I would’ve been courageous enough to fix myself before I broke anybody else,” he mentioned, noting he “loved everything” about Randolph, which “only made it harder and more confusing” when it comes to his sexuality.
“I got into a place for me in my personal life that was dark and bad. I can list a bunch of different things but they’d all be excuses,” Underwood instructed Roberts. “But I think overall the reason why now is because I got to a place where I didn’t think I was ever going to share this. I would have rather died than say, ‘I’m gay.’ And that was sort of my wakeup call.”
Underwood is reportedly filming a actuality sequence for Netflix that focuses on living his life publicly as a homosexual man, in accordance with Variety.
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