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Colton Underwood Reveals He Hooked Up with Men Prior to 'Bachelor,' Was Blackmailed with Explicit Photos

Colton Underwood Reveals He Hooked Up with Men Prior to 'Bachelor,' Was Blackmailed with Explicit Photos

Colton Underwood just gave a tell-all interview where he revealed he was blackmailed with photos of him after he “visited a spa known for catering to gay clientele,” plus, admitting to hooking up with men before he joined Bachelor Nation.

The 29-year-old reality star came out last month in and interview, and is now giving a more in-depth look at his past.

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“I’ll say this. I was ‘the Virgin Bachelor,’ but I did experiment with men prior to being on ‘The Bachelorette,’” Colton told Variety. “When I say ‘hookups,’ not sex. I want to make that very clear that I did not have sex with a man, prior to that.” He also revealed he joined Grindr under an alias in either 2016 or 2017. He confirmed he’s no longer on the app and he is single.

About his hookups with men, he said, “I remember feeling so guilty, like ‘What the hell am I doing?’ It was my first time letting myself even go there, so much so that I was like, ‘I need “The Bachelorette” in my life, so I could be straight.’”

Colton also revealed he was blackmailed at one point late last year after his breakup with Cassie Randolph.

“I’ll just say it. I, at one point, during my rock bottom and spiral, was getting blackmailed. Nobody knows I was blackmailed,” Colton revealed.

Colton said, “last year, while living in Los Angeles, he secretly visited a spa known for catering to gay clientele. Shortly thereafter, he received an anonymous email, which has been reviewed by Variety, from someone claiming to have taken his nude photos at the venue.”

Colton said he visited the spa “just to look” and “should have never been there.” The email threatened to out him to the press.

Colton then forwarded the email to his publicist, who did not know he was gay, and said, “I knew that out of anybody in my world, my publicist wasn’t going to ruin me.”

Colton publicly came out last month. His ex, Cassie, addressed Colton‘s coming out for the first time a few weeks later.

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