What started out as a pretty smooth, mutual break-up has now gone downhill quickly. Not too long ago former Bachelor Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph broke things off. They were together over a year before making the decision to call it quits. Things started to get ugly on social media this past week. Now, Bachelor in Paradise alum Demi Burnett is speaking out about it all.
Demi talks about Colton and Cassie’s split
Demi talked about Colton and Cassie’s public break-up on her Chicks in the Office podcast. She thinks Colton is not handling the situation the best that he could be. Demi said Colton is actually being petty. Colton’s post led Demi and most of Bachelor Nation to feel that he was mad over Cassie’s interview on The Bachelor: The Greatest Season Ever.
E!News shared what Demi said. She said, “I think that’s ridiculous because she didn’t even say anything about the relationship at all.” Demi continued, “I think he was just, like, being petty and trying to get a reaction out of her. But, I was really proud of her for what she said on her [Instagram] Story.”
Demi is just coming off of a breakup herself. She had been dating and quarantining with boyfriend, Slater Davis. The two decided to part ways, but Demi says they are now on better terms than when the split first happened. She made headlines last summer when she became engaged to Kristian Haggerty. They were the first same sex couple on The Bachelor franchise. Following their engagement on Bachelor in Paradise, the two ultimately ended it and went their separate ways.
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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. I used to think a platform would give me a voice, but in many ways a platform takes your voice. 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. It takes incredible mental strength to shrug off strangers who regularly criticize your character based on conclusions they drew while watching an edited tv show (I could say so much here). It can feel like an uphill battle. Sometimes I want to just say what I want & forget my sensitive side that strives to do the “right thing”, be calm & rational, be kind, think of others first etc.. 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. One minute I feel my rant above & the next I feel selfish thinking about myself when there are truly critical issues in the world right now: BLM, Covid, toxic politics, matters of life and death; social injustice. Kinda puts personal problems in perspective. Hence, the reason I decided (against advice) to cancel contracts & delete IG for 30 days. The break, tho short, was amazing. What did I do? 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. 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. Ok, I’m done. A bit all over the place, but I’m forcing myself not to overthink. Thx to the majority of u who’ve been kind & sent concerned messages. It means more than u know ❤️ ily all (minus the trolls)
Cassie won’t say why she and Colton ended things
US Weekly also shared the scoop on what Demi had to say about Colton and Cassie. Demi said, “I probably asked her like 50 times, ‘Why’d you guys break up?’ She would not talk about it.” Demi continued, “She is so respectful of that privacy they had.” Demi went on to say that Cassie had nothing bad to say about Colton. “She cried at one point and she was just like, ‘It’s really hard.’ I know she cares about him so much. I don’t even know what happened.”
Following Colton’s post on Instagram, Cassie came back with her own response. She said, “On Monday evening, you informed me you intend to monetize our breakup by writing a new chapter to discuss your experience with COVID (where you stayed in my family’s house during your recovery and about our breakup).” Cassie continued, “You have also refused to give me any sort of approval on the chapter you will be writing, which will heavily feature me … This seems a bit unfair to me. Colton, you can do what you want, but please do not have a double standard.”
Colton has not commented other than to have his reps say the allegations were false. He has most recently been seen out hiking with Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale. According to sources the two are casually dating.
Stay tuned for more news on Demi and all your favorite Bachelor stars as it becomes available.