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‘Bachelor’ alum Tia Booth breaks silence on ex Colton Underwood coming out

“Bachelor in Paradise” alum Tia Booth clapped again at social media trolls who referred to as her out for staying silent after her ex Colton Underwood got here out as homosexual.

“@coltonunderwood is aware of how I really feel. Love who you wanna love,” Booth, 29, wrote on her Instagram Story Thursday alongside screenshots of messages she acquired from Bachelor Nation followers urging her to talk out.

“There’s my assertion. I’m my very own PR crew gtg bye,” the bodily therapist joked in her publish, which was set to T.I. and Rihanna’s music “Reside Your Life.”

Underwood, 29, opened up about his sexual orientation for the primary time throughout a candid “Good Morning America” interview with Robin Roberts that aired Wednesday.

“I’ve ran from myself for a very long time. I’ve hated myself for a very long time,” he mentioned. “And I’m homosexual. And I got here to phrases with that earlier this 12 months and have been processing it. And the following step in all of this was kind of letting individuals know.”

Tia Booth responded to Instagram users who questioned her silence after her ex Colton Underwood came out as gay.
Tia Booth clapped again at Instagram customers who questioned her silence.

The previous soccer participant joined Bachelor Nation in 2018 when he competed on Becca Kufrin’s season of “The Bachelorette.” Previous to going on the present, he exchanged DMs with Booth, however their friendship didn’t take a romantic flip till they competed on Season 5 of “Bachelor in Paradise” later that 12 months. Their relationship ended up being short-lived.

“We have been higher off as buddies, and we’ve remained buddies,” Underwood wrote in his 2020 memoir, “The First Time,” by which he referred to as Booth one in all his “most trusted confidantes” to today.

Tia Booth and Colton Underwood pose for a selfie in 2018.
Tia Booth and Colton Underwood briefly dated on “Bachelor in Paradise” in 2018.

After his stint on the Mexico-set spinoff, ABC named the athlete the Season 23 “Bachelor,” making him the franchise’s first virgin lead. He finally selected Cassie Randolph as his winner however didn’t suggest to her in the course of the March 2019 finale.

Underwood and the speech pathologist, 25, continued relationship off-screen for greater than a 12 months earlier than asserting their cut up in Could 2020. She obtained a restraining order towards him in September, claiming he had harassed her and tracked her automobile. Randolph dropped the order in November as Underwood revealed they’d reached “a personal settlement.”

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