Colton Underwood may have publicly come out as gay recently, but he has no time for ‘inappropriate’ fan questions about his sex life.
The 29-year-old former Bachelor star was asked via Instagram to share the number of guys he’s ‘done things with,’ prompting him to pen a statement about his personal life.
‘Let me vent for a second. Questions like this are inappropriate,’ he fired back, adding that he won’t be entertaining any inquiries about the details of his sex life.
Off limits: Colton Underwood, 29, addresses a fan’s ‘inappropriate’ question about his sex life after he was asked to share the number of guys he’s been with since coming at as gay publicly last month
Setting boundaries: One particularly nosy fan asked Colton: ‘How many guys have you done things with?,’ prompting him to publicly address that he won’t be sharing those sorts of things
Colton posted a Q+A bubble to pass time while he was on a flight, telling his 2M Instagram followers: ‘Ask me a question.’
When one particularly nosy fan wrote ‘How many guys have you done things with?,’ he shut the situation down publicly.
‘Let me vent for a second. Questions like this are inappropriate. I understand you might know me from the bachelor where I shared a lot about my personal life. I have set boundaries and I’m respecting myself in a way that will lead me to a healthier life.’
He continued to say that being helmed as the ‘virgin bachelor’ had created an unwarranted buzz about his sex life, which has now increased since coming out.
‘I never asked to be labeled as the virgin bachelor and have people feel the security to ask me questions about my sex life. It just happened and during that time I thought I had no other choice but to just go with it the network would be mad.’
Fresh start: In his Q+A he said that Denver was great for him during this time as he has an amazing support system
Authenticity: He later engaged with a few more questions, saying that his move from Los Angeles to Denver helped give him the courage to live more authentically
Colton concluded with: ‘I know differently now. I’ll share what I want and this won’t be one of those things.’
He later engaged with a few more questions, saying that his move from Los Angeles to Denver helped give him the courage to live more authentically.
The fan comment seemed to be sparked by a recent interview he gave with Variety, in which he shared that he ‘did experiment with men,’ before being tapped for Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette.
‘I’ll say this. I was ‘the Virgin Bachelor’ but I did experiment with men prior to being on The Bachelorette,’ he shared, before clarifying that the hookups were ‘not sex.’
‘When I say hookups, not sex. I want to make that very clear that I did not have sex with a man, prior to that,’ he said, elaborating that the hookups made him feel ‘guilty.’
Previous experimentation: The fan comment seemed to be sparked by a recent interview he gave with Variety, in which he shared that he ‘did experiment with men,’ before being tapped for Becca’s season of The Bachelorette; pictured March 2020
‘I remember feeling so guilty, like ‘What the hell am I doing?’ It was my first time letting myself even go there, so much so that I was like, ‘I need The Bachelorette in my life, so I could be straight.”
In the interview he also divulged new details about his coming out journey saying that he had made a Grindr account under an alias around 2016 or 2017 — three years before he led The Bachelor franchise on his own.
And he walked away from his season in a relationship with Cassie Randolph, before the pair called it quits officially in May 2020.
In September she filed a restraining order against him in September, accusing him of ‘harassing and stalking,’ her and putting a tracking device on her car.
Colton came out last month to Robin Roberts on Good Morning America, giving a shocking tell-all interview where he spoke about ‘processing,’ what he’d known for a while.
Speaking his truth: Colton came out for the first time publicly in a Good Morning America interview where he said: ‘I’m gay, and I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it’
Getting people talking: He appeared in a recent TikTok with creator Markell Washington where he faked fans out by seeming to lean in for a kiss as part of a video trend
‘I’ve ran from myself for a long time. I’ve hated myself for a long time,’ he began. ‘And I’m gay. And I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it. And the next step in all of this was sort of letting people know.’
Despite feeling liberated by the public coming out, in his recent Variety interview he shared that he felt added pressure after someone obtained photos of him visiting a spa catered towards gay clientele and threatened to ‘out’ him.
He spoke about the blackmail, confessing that he was just there ‘to look’ and that he ‘should have never been there,’ but after someone sent him the images and threatened to take them public, he was forced to address his sexuality head on.
Underwood has now been helmed to star in a new Netflix series which will follow his journey living as a gay man. Many are calling via petition for the show to be pulled on account of his ‘manipulative,’ behavior towards Randolph. It has accrued 35K out of 50K needed signatures.
Past relationships: Prior to coming out he dated Cassie Randolph who he met on his season of The Bachelor but in September she accused him of ‘harassing and stalking’; pictured November 2019