Not all love stories in Bachelor Nation come to a happy ending, but the aftermath of former Bachelor leading man Colton Underwood and Season 23 winner Cassie Randolph's relationship has taken an especially complicated turn. After a dramatic season of The Bachelor (even by Bachelor standards) in 2019, Underwood and Randolph began an exclusive romance, but their relationship came to an end in April 2020, and now Randolph has filed a restraining order against her ex.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Cassie Randolph filed for a restraining order against Colton Underwood on Friday, September 11 in Los Angeles, claiming that Underwood has been stalking and harassing her. Randolph alleges that Underwood planted a tracking device on her car as well as sent unsettling texts, which she says accuse her of hanging out with an ex. She also states that he sent texts pretending to be a victim of an anonymous stalker, as well as sent anonymous texts himself. According to Randolph, Underwood admitted to the texts and tracking device.
Cassie Randolph has further claimed that Colton Underwood has been showing up uninvited to her home in Los Angeles, as well as her parents' home in Huntington Beach, California. She alleges that his actions have included "obsessive walks" to her apartment and loitering outside her bedroom window in an alley at her parents' home at 2 a.m. At the time of writing, there are no details as to whether or not the request for a restraining order was granted by a judge.
Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph became involved during his season of The Bachelor, which was more hyped for Underwood reaching a breaking point in the process and jumping a fence to quite literally flee Bachelor producers (and his virginity) than for any of the romances. Underwood and Randolph ended the season committed to trying out a relationship off-camera rather than engaged. Underwood later admitted to lying to producers during his season.
Cassie Randolph appeared on an episode of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever in July, although she was reluctant to discuss her breakup with Underwood, saying that it was "a sensitive subject" and that she didn't know if either of them was ready to talk about it publicly. She added that they were both "learning how to navigate it." Randolph later posted an Instagram story (via People) expressing her discontent with how her interview on The Greatest Seasons Ever was edited.
I’ve come to realize when you’re in the thick of it you just need to take a step back and look at things from a different perspective, in doing so I have gained so much clarity about what I want and more importantly what I need in a relationship. I’m so excited for this next chapter of my life with new stories and new people.
The situation with Cassie Randolph filing for a restraining order against her Bachelor ex is evidently still unfolding. At the time of writing, Randolph has not released a public statement, nor has Colton Underwood responded to Randolph's filing. Only time will tell what kind of details emerge; their previous requests for privacy may mean that not much will be made public.
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