Colton Underwood, a 26-year-old virgin and former pro football player, was sent packing on Monday’s episode of The Bachelorette.
“For me, I think there’s only about six or seven people in my life that really knew 100 percent that I was a virgin before I went on that,” he told Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti for an episode of their Ben and Ashley: Almost Famous podcast.
“Honestly, my dad didn’t know, I think my mom had a good idea. So they had an idea, but they didn’t know it for certain. It’s difficult going from six people knowing to about 6 million and they all have something to say about it whether it’s good or bad.”
“For the guys who said that, that was the hardest part of watching it back because when I hear that, that’s what I’ve heard my whole life, so I start to believe that. So when I hear it’s a roadblock, when people say that, I start to believe that more. So for me to hear people say, ‘Hey, it’s a skeleton in your closet’, it’s like, well, why’s that a skeleton?” he said. “Why isn’t that just part of who I am and what makes me me? Why does that have to be portrayed as a bad thing? So that was hard for me to hear.”
About his break up with Becca, he said, “I don’t know if we can completely say my future with Becca was ended 100 percent on Tia,” he told Ben and Ashley. “I’m sure that that was a heavy portion of why my future with Becca was ended, so yeah, of course I was sad. I was disappointed, I was frustrated, I was pissed off. I had every emotion going through me at that time and I didn’t know how to process it. I mean, I think — you guys watched the breakup — I was speechless.”
“I had nothing to say because I was so caught off guard and I even had the conversation with Chris Harrison saying, ‘Hey, what’s going down in the Fantasy Suite because I can’t wait to have this conversation, this alone time, with Becca.’ I was already thinking next week.”