‘The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph had a rollercoaster relationship that has led to her submitting a restraining order towards her ex. We’ve obtained the couple’s highs and lows.
Whereas it’s not a shock when a Bachelor Nation couple decides to finish issues, there was nothing by the fact present playbook for Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph‘s romance. Not solely did the season 23 Bachelor not suggest on the finish of the sequence as a result of she wasn’t prepared, Colton was so overwhelmed with emotions for the then-23-year-old that he was keen to simply take issues “daily” and date to see if they might make it work…and if Cassie may handle to fall “in” love with him.
Whereas it was a letdown for followers who love seeing a Neil Lane diamond ring and a “sure” to a wedding proposal on the finish of the present, Cassie, 25, and Colton, 28, did give romance a go. They made it via a 12 months and a half of relationship, and a case of COVID-19. Regardless of vowing to stay pals after their Could 2020 break up, Cassie now has a restraining order against Colton for allegedly stalking her. We’ve obtained their timeline from assembly on The Bachelor with a field of butterflies, to him allegedly harassing Cassie and placing a monitoring system on her automobile.
Colton meets Cassie on Season 23 of ‘The Bachelor’
Whereas Colton had a bevy of beauties to select from, Cassie made fairly a primary impression when she obtained out of the limo at The Bachelor mansion when season 23 premiered on ABC on Jan. 7, 2019. Cassie introduced alongside a field of faux butterflies and defined to Colton that she had butterflies in her abdomen about assembly the hunk. “I’ve so many butterflies,” she mentioned. “Actually, I’ve so many butterflies.”
Cassie then poured them out onto the driveway to indicate how she obtained over the jitters and was desirous to compete for Colton’s coronary heart. Colton even saved one and confirmed an Instagram photograph holding in his mouth on Mar. 19, after his season ended. Whereas contestant Hannah Godwin obtained Colton’s first impression rose, Cassie captured his coronary heart for the remainder of the season. A lot that it led to…
Colton jumps a fence after Cassie’s love rejection
Regardless of Cassie being — no pun supposed — on the fence a couple of future with Colton all through the present, issues got here to a head when he and his three finalists visited Portugal for his or her fantasy suites. Despite the fact that Cassie’s foremost phrases to Colton have been “I don’t know” all through the season about her emotions for him, Colton was satisfied she was the one for him and no different contestant even got here shut. As an alternative of a fantasy suite date, they’d a tear-filled dialogue the place Cassie mentioned she wasn’t able to get married or have interaction. Cassie mentioned that whereas she cherished Colton, she wasn’t one hundred pc in love and determined to ship herself residence.
Cassie mentioned she wished Colton to “do the very best for [him],” and discover a lady who cherished him and wished a future, which may have been the opposite finalists Tayshia Adams or Hannah Godwin. The heartbreak of Cassie not understanding if she may “get there” with Colton brought about him to bail on the present by leaving his quarters and actually jumping over a fence to flee the digicam crew, Chris Harrison and producers following him. He would later ship each Tayshia and Hannah residence and declare, “I believe she loves me, and I believe she’s scared. I got here right here for love, and I discovered it, I really feel like life with out Cassie wouldn’t be full and I really feel that Cassie completes me.”
Cassie agrees so far Colton
With Tayshia and Hannah gone, Colton informed his dad that “I’m okay with being affected person,” with ready for Cassie’s emotions to catch as much as his. He additionally mentioned he was wonderful taking it “daily” with the beautiful blonde. Cassie revealed on their ultimate date on The Bachelor that she had a school boyfriend with whom “it obtained a little bit controlling.” “I dated somebody in faculty and he had deliberate out when he was going to suggest to me,” she defined. “Then it obtained fairly controlling. I believe that’s why I’m so hesitant to be in a dedicated relationship.” Umm, pink flag alert?
On the March 12, 2019 After the Closing Rose, it was revealed that Cassie and Colton were still together after filming wrapped on the season. Cassie mentioned they have been “tremendous in love” and Colton informed Chris Harrison and viewers, “We nonetheless have lots of room to develop in our relationship. We’re enjoying dating right now.” He additionally revealed that he has simply moved to Los Angeles and the couple was in no rush to maneuver in collectively. However Colton did give Cassie his ultimate rose, which she accepted.
Cassie and Colton secretly breakup, then make-up
In his 2020 memoir The First Time, Colton revealed that he and Cassie secretly break up up in Aug. 2019. “To place it very frank, after the present, we realized we weren’t speaking in addition to we as soon as did,” he defined. “No person was forcing us to speak about actual issues occurring, so we let lots of issues construct up…In a bizarre manner, I type of broke up with myself. I used to be like, I really feel like we have to determine this out and so as to do this, we want house. She agreed. So it was a mutual factor.”
Whereas the break up was non permanent, Colton wrote that “It was a really actual and really emotional breakup, however it was additionally superb to be actual and emotional as a result of it pressured us to have conversations and transfer on. Now, we all know the flags to search for.” He added, “When points begin to creep up, it’s like, let’s go have a dialog. We’re attempting to be extra clear and sincere and actually belief one another.” The couple ended up getting again collectively.
Cassie and Colton have fun their one 12 months anniversary
The couple appeared utterly in love after they hit their one 12 months relationship anniversary mark on Nov. 15, 2019. They took a romantic trip to St. Lucia and Colton professed his love for Cassie in an Instagram publish. “I knew then that loving you was going to be simple, however I couldn’t have imagined this…You could have proven me the ability of affection and I by no means knew that I may love like this… Thanks for making me the happiest man alive. I really like all of you, Cass,” Colton wrote within the caption subsequent to a video montage of their cutest PDA moments.
Cassie returned the sentiments in her personal publish, telling Colton, “I can’t consider we’ve already been collectively for a 12 months. It was filled with numerous adjustments, progress, and one million superb reminiscences with you…I’m the luckiest woman. I couldn’t ask for something greater than to have a person such as you by my facet. You imply the world to me. I really like you, finest good friend…Now let’s get one other Sangria.” Hmm…”finest good friend?” His caption was way more gushy than hers about love.
Colton contracts COVID-19
Whereas quarantining with Cassie’s household in Huntington Seashore, CA in March 2020, Colton tested positive for COVID-19. He spent two weeks remoted in a 3rd ground room at their residence “I examined optimistic and I’ve been following the entire social distancing guidelines since final week. My signs began just a few days in the past, I used to be examined and simply acquired my outcomes right now,” he wrote subsequent to a March 20 Instagram video explaining his ordeal. Fortunately, Cassie and her household examined detrimental for the coronavirus.
Thankfully Colton recovered. He informed USA Today on March 31 that, “It’s been a loopy final week and a half or so, however I’m feeling so much higher.” He mentioned that the Randolphs had “been form of my saving grace they usually’ve been unbelievably type to step up and take care of me.”
Colton and Cassie break up for good
On Could 29, Colton and Cassie each dropped the information on their respective Instagram accounts that their romance was over. Subsequent to a silhouette photo of the couple looking at a lake, Colton wrote, “Its been a loopy few months to say the least, Cass and I’ve been doing lots of self-reflecting. Generally individuals are simply meant to be pals – and that’s okay. We each have grown immensely and been via a lot collectively – so this isn’t the tip of our story, it’s the beginning of an entire new chapter for us.”
Cassie shared a series of photos of the previous couple and wrote within the caption, “First off, I need to say this is without doubt one of the hardest issues I’ve needed to share as neither one among us is sort of prepared to speak about it but. Nonetheless, as a result of our relationship is such a public one, our silence on the matter has been talking for us. Colton and I’ve damaged up, however have determined to stay part of every others lives. With all that we have now gone via, we have now a particular bond that can all the time be there. I really like Colton very a lot and have an infinite quantity of respect for him. We’ve each realized and grown a lot these previous couple years, and can all the time have every others again. At all times.”
Colton and Cassie’s breakup will get messy
In July 2020, Cassie did an interview with Chris Harrison for Colton’s The Best of All Time Bachelor season the place she mentioned their breakup, however maintained that she didn’t give out something juicy. Colton then wrote on Instagram that he was going to not be as “non-public” about their breakup anymore, writing, “When our relationship ended we agreed to deal with issues as privately as doable as we tried to navigate our new relationship as pals. I selected to do this since we have been residing on this interim interval, however clearly so much modified this week.”
“Colton, as you recognize we made an settlement to not publicly focus on our break up. I’ve honored this, as have you ever to this point,” Cassie wrote on her Instagram Story. “As a few of you could know, I did a GOAT interview this week — I purposefully remained non-public and imprecise out of respect for Colton and our relationship.” She additionally defined that, “I don’t need to make enemies with, or flip my again on the franchise.” Cassie then added, “I wish to place on public document & ask you politely to refrain from discussing our relationship, as we agreed. I might additionally wish to ask that you just don’t cloud our nice, 1 1/2 12 months relationship with a messy breakup.” She additionally requested that Colton “chorus from prolonging our break up, or dragging me, once we each realize it’s unwarranted.”
Cassie will get a restraining order towards Colton
After unfollowing one another on Instagram in Aug. 2020, Cassie requested a Los Angeles decide for a restraining order against Colton on Sept. 11, 2020. The request was granted on Sept. 14. Among the many issues Cassie accused Colton of was attaching a monitoring system to her automobile to allegedly monitor her actions, bombarding her with harassing texts, and exhibiting up uninvited at each her L.A. house and her dad and mom’ Orange County residence.
The decide set an Oct. 6 date as the following listening to within the case, however till then Colton is required to remain 100 yards away from Cassie, her residence, her automobile, her job, her dad and mom’ residence and her faculty. He’s additionally not allowed to “harass, assault, strike, threaten, assault (sexually or in any other case),” Cassie in accordance with the authorized paperwork. She additionally alleged that her relationship with Colton “led to mid-April 2020,” and that that the alleged stalking incidents started “on or about June 27, 2020” and continued all through the summer time. And with that Cassie and Colton have rocketed to close the highest of Bachelor Nation’s ugliest splits.