‘The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph had a rollercoaster relationship that has led to her submitting a restraining order in opposition to her ex. We’ve acquired 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 truth 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 “day-to-day” and date to see if they may make it work…and if Cassie might 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 by a yr 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 acquired their timeline from assembly on The Bachelor with a field of butterflies, to him allegedly harassing Cassie and placing a monitoring system on her automotive.
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 acquired 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 point out how she acquired over the jitters and was desperate 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 acquired 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 meant — 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. Though Cassie’s most important phrases to Colton had 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, that they had a tear-filled dialogue the place Cassie mentioned she wasn’t able to get married or interact. Cassie mentioned that whereas she cherished Colton, she wasn’t 100% in love and determined to ship herself dwelling.
Cassie mentioned she needed Colton to “do the most effective for [him],” and discover a girl who cherished him and needed a future, which might have been the opposite finalists Tayshia Adams or Hannah Godwin. The heartbreak of Cassie not figuring out if she might “get there” with Colton prompted 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 dwelling and declare, “I feel she loves me, and I feel 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 up to now Colton
With Tayshia and Hannah gone, Colton advised 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 high-quality taking it “day-to-day” with the gorgeous blonde. Cassie revealed on their ultimate date on The Bachelor that she had a university boyfriend with whom “it acquired a bit of controlling.” “I dated somebody in faculty and he had deliberate out when he was going to suggest to me,” she defined. “Then it acquired fairly controlling. I feel that’s why I’m so hesitant to be in a dedicated relationship.” Umm, crimson flag alert?
On the March 12, 2019 After the Ultimate Rose, it was revealed that Cassie and Colton were still together after filming wrapped on the season. Cassie mentioned they had been “tremendous in love” and Colton advised Chris Harrison and viewers, “We nonetheless have numerous 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 one was forcing us to speak about actual issues happening, so we let numerous issues construct up…In a bizarre means, I type of broke up with myself. I used to be like, I really feel like we have to determine this out and with the intention to try this, we’d like area. 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, nevertheless it was additionally superb to be actual and emotional as a result of it compelled 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 rejoice their one yr anniversary
The couple appeared fully in love after they hit their one yr 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 put up. “I knew then that loving you was going to be straightforward, however I couldn’t have imagined this…You could have proven me the ability of affection and I by no means knew that I might love like this… Thanks for making me the happiest man alive. I like all of you, Cass,” Colton wrote within the caption subsequent to a video montage of their cutest PDA moments.
Cassie returned the emotions in her personal put up, telling Colton, “I can’t imagine we’ve already been collectively for a yr. It was stuffed with plenty of adjustments, progress, and one million superb recollections with you…I’m the luckiest lady. 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 like you, finest good friend…Now let’s get one other Sangria.” Hmm…”finest good friend?” His caption was much more gushy than hers about love.
Colton contracts COVID-19
Whereas quarantining with Cassie’s household in Huntington Seaside, CA in March 2020, Colton tested positive for COVID-19. He spent two weeks remoted in a 3rd flooring room at their dwelling “I examined constructive and I’ve been following the entire social distancing guidelines since final week. My signs began a couple of days in the past, I used to be examined and simply acquired my outcomes at present,” he wrote subsequent to a March 20 Instagram video explaining his ordeal. Fortunately, Cassie and her household examined damaging for the coronavirus.
Happily Colton recovered. He advised USA Today on March 31 that, “It’s been a loopy final week and a half or so, however I’m feeling rather a lot higher.” He mentioned that the Randolphs had “been type of my saving grace and so they’ve been unbelievably sort 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 numerous self-reflecting. Generally individuals are simply meant to be pals – and that’s okay. We each have grown immensely and been by a lot collectively – so this isn’t the tip of our story, it’s the beginning of a complete new chapter for us.”
Cassie shared a series of photos of the previous couple and wrote within the caption, “First off, I wish to say this is among the hardest issues I’ve needed to share as neither one among us is kind of prepared to speak about it but. Nevertheless, 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’ve gone by, we’ve a particular bond that can at all times be there. I like Colton very a lot and have an infinite quantity of respect for him. We’ve got each realized and grown a lot these previous couple years, and can at all times 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 Biggest 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 potential as we tried to navigate our new relationship as pals. I selected to do this since we had been dwelling on this interim interval, however clearly rather a lot 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 up to now,” 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 obscure out of respect for Colton and our relationship.” She additionally defined that, “I don’t wish to make enemies with, or flip my again on the franchise.” Cassie then added, “I wish to place on public file & ask you politely to refrain from discussing our relationship, as we agreed. I’d additionally wish to ask that you simply don’t cloud our nice, 1 1/2 yr 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 in opposition to Colton
After unfollowing one another on Instagram in Aug. 2020, Cassie requested a Los Angeles choose 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 automotive to allegedly monitor her actions, bombarding her with harassing texts, and displaying up uninvited at each her L.A. condominium and her mother and father’ Orange County dwelling.
The choose 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 dwelling, her automotive, her job, her mother and father’ dwelling and her faculty. He’s additionally not allowed to “harass, assault, strike, threaten, assault (sexually or in any other case),” Cassie in line 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 season. And with that Cassie and Colton have rocketed to close the highest of Bachelor Nation’s ugliest splits.