“This year has been a lot for a lot of people, and it’s probably got a lot of people looking at themselves in the year and finding out who they are,” said Underwood. “I ran away from myself for a long time, I hated myself for a long time. I’m gay. I came to terms with it earlier this year, and the next step in all of this was to let people make me the happiest and healthiest I have ever been.” in my life. That means the world to me. “
The former star of ABC’s “The Bachelor” said he wished he had accepted his truth sooner.
“I’ve had a number of answers and the most common was ‘I wish you would have told me sooner’ and when I hear that I wish I had a little more faith in my friends and family.” Said Underwood. “The only reason I sit down with you today is because I have the love and support of my friends and family.
Underwood spoke in his book “The First Time: I Find Myself and Search for Love on Reality TV” about questioning his sexuality.
In it he said that the date with Rudolph helped him to realize that he was straight.
“”[The show taught me] that I’m straight and that I’m very, very attracted to Cassie and women – but it would have been fine if it had been the other way around, “Underwood told Entertainment Tonight.” I think that’s the biggest message I have for people. “