Colton Underwood acquired a flurry of support Wednesday from his Bachelor Nation household, the identical day he got here out as gay in a pre-taped interview with “Good Morning America.”
Demi Burnett, who got here out as bisexual after showing on Underwood’s season of “The Bachelor” in 2019, tweeted: “Welcome to the group brother 🌈 ✨.”
Fellow Season 23 alums, together with Onyeka Ehie, Tahzjuan Hawkins, and Nicole Lopez-Alvar, additionally penned empowering messages on social media.
“Glad for @colton for talking his fact. We support you,” Ehie tweeted Wednesday.
Hawkins additionally praised Underwood for “talking [his] fact.”
“I commend you @colton for talking your fact. On this planet we stay in as we speak, present kindness it’s free,” Hawkins tweeted.
Lopez-Alvar mentioned, “I’m so pleased with you @colton!”
Underwood, who first appeared on “The Bachelorette” in 2018 whereas vying for Becca Kufrin’s affections, spoke candidly with “Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts about his longtime wrestle along with his sexuality.
“I’ve hated myself for a very long time. I got here to phrases with that earlier this yr and have been processing it, and the subsequent step in all of this was form of letting folks know,” the 29-year-old mentioned.
Along with former contestants, Underwood acquired empowering on-line messages from Andy Cohen and Meghan McCain, as nicely as embattled “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison.
“Very pleased with you as we speak @coltonunderwood Glad to see you arise and brazenly stay your fact,” Harrison posted to Instagram, his first message since asserting in February he was “stepping apart” from the franchise.
Earlier this yr, Harrison apologized for controversial feedback made in an interview with Rachel Lindsay, the primary black “Bachelorette,” noting he spoke “in a way that perpetuates racism.”
“You might have my love and support my good friend,” Harrison continued Wednesday.
Government producers of “The Bachelor” franchise additionally provided their support to Underwood following his deeply private sit-down on “Good Morning America.”
“We’re so impressed by Colton Underwood’s braveness to embrace and pursue his genuine self. As agency believers within the energy of affection, we rejoice Colton’s journey within the LGBTQIA+ group each step of the best way,” the assertion learn.