Former ‘Bachelor’ Star Colton Underwood Reveals He’s Gay in Emotional ‘GMA’ Interview

Former Bachelor star Colton Underwood revealed on Good Morning America today that he is gay.

In an emotional interview with Robin Roberts, the 29-year-old former football player and star of ABC’s The Bachelorette and The Bachelor, said “I’ve ran from myself for a long time. I’ve hated myself for a long time … 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.”

He revealed that he struggled with coming to terms with his sexuality and considered taking his own life. He said, “There was a moment in L.A. where I woke up and I didn’t think I was going to wake up. I didn’t have the intention of waking up and I did. And I think for me that was my wake-up call … this is your life, take back control.” Colton says that since he came out, “I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life.”

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