Bachelor alum Colton Underwood is ready to speak his truth. On ABC‘s Good Morning America, he said he’s the “happiest and healthiest” he’s ever been, and credits the pandemic to giving him the time to really discover his true self.
“Obviously, this year has been a lot for a lot of people, and it's probably made a lot of people look themselves in the mirror and figure out who they are and what they've been running from or what they've been putting off in their lives. For me, I've ran from myself for a long time; I've hated myself for a long time. And, I'm gay,” he said during an exclusive sitdown with Robin Roberts for ABC News' GMA. “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. I'm still nervous.”
He explained: “I got closer to God this year. I know even saying that now as a gay man, people are going to be like, ‘How is that even possible?' I used to wake up in the morning and pray for Him to take the gay away. I used to pray for Him to change me. I can now wake up and pray to God and I can have faith and I can go into church and be present and not have it be conditional on this topic of, ‘Take this off my plate and I’ll still worship you and I’ll still be there.’ It’s more, I’m closer to Him. And that’s helped, to be honest with you.”