Many Bachelor fans were upset when Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph announced their split. The break-up came nearly a month ago. The two have remained friends, but realized their romantic relationship had fizzled out. Cassie took a break from social media to mend her broken heart. They were together more than a year and all break-ups are usually painful. Now, she’s back and talking about how rough the past few months have been.
Cassie talks about the past few months on social media
Cassie went to Instagram to share her feelings. She shared a pretty picture of herself smiling on the beach with her eyes closed. Her hair is messy and she looks content. Cassie started her post by saying, “The last 2 years I’ve been thrust into a spotlight after living a fairly normal life. Since then, I’ve been trying to learn how to navigate my life changes while also trying to cling to who I am.”
She continues saying how she originally believed having a platform would give her a voice. In reality she said it somewhat takes your voice away. She went on, “For someone like me it’s been paralyzing. I can overthink everything. It takes really thick skin to navigate constant drama, fake articles, nasty DMs & comments or rumors started by people who feel entitled to your personal life.”
She talked about how people can be judgmental
Cassie went on to say it takes incredible mental strength to shrug off all the criticism. She said strangers criticize based on how you were seen on an edited television show. She also said she could say a ton about that part. Fans have heard plenty of alumni criticize production for falsely portraying character personalities. She feels like sometimes it can all be an uphill battle.
Cassie also said, “I feel like saying: ok all you mother ffers hating on me for my breakup-please stop. It’s been an awful few months for ME trying to go thru it. I’m STILL going thru it. It’s hard enough w/out your know-it-all comments. You literally know nothing so go away.”
She said one minute she wants to rant like above and then others she feels selfish. Cassie said she feels selfish for thinking those things at times when the world is facing so many awful situations right now.
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First off, I want to say this is one of the hardest things I have had to share as neither one of us is quite ready to talk about it yet. However, because our relationship is such a public one, our silence on the matter has been speaking for us. Colton and I have broken up, but have decided to remain a part of each others lives. With all that we have gone through, we have a special bond that will always be there. I love Colton very much and have an enormous amount of respect for him. We have both learned and grown so much these past couple years, and will always have each others back. Always.
Cassie took a break
She said, “Hence, the reason I decided (against advice) to cancel contracts & delete IG for 30 days. The break, tho short, was amazing.”
She truly enjoyed her down time. Cassie shared what she did during this time. She said, “I read a LOT, got a tattoo, caught up with friends, attended 2 protests, finished 60 HOURS OF SIMUCASE, re-evaluated my dreams and goals, went surfing, dyed my own hair, played my guitar, got out my sewing machine…lived in the moment.”
She concluded, “Life is short. We all have struggles to figure out. All we can do is the best we know in the moment so when we reflect, we don’t feel regret. Always be learning, always be growing.”
Cassie said she is thankful for all the support “minus the trolls.”
She did follow up with an additional remark in the comments. She said, “And for those of you who say “well, you signed up for it”. Really? I did not. We are all accountable for our words, actions, and how we treat other people. And if you have half a brain you would realize you only have a portion of the story.”
Bachelor alums responded with love
There were many alums who responded to Cassie’s heartfelt post. Olivia Caridi said, “Take all the time you need love. I’m sorry you have been going through this. Social media is a scary place. It’s easy to say don’t listen, but I know that doesn’t always work. Just focus on the positive voices of those who care about you!!!! ❤️.”
Others thanked her for being raw and real. And even more sent her love. Cassie’s post shows everyone that nobody is immune to pain and heartbreak. Life can get sticky, but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.