During the “Reality Steve Podcast” posted on Thursday, August 13, the reality star, 28, explained his experiences on the show that weren’t on camera and got very honest about what happened when his ex Cassie Randolph went on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever in July.
A few days after the episode aired, Underwood seemingly called out Randolph, 24, for going on the show. However, during the podcast, he explained that it was more about calling out the show.
“What bugged me was the fact that that show took advantage of her. I feel very defensive over people I love. I know Cassie’s a big girl and can fight her own battles but I know her heart, she doesn’t want to rock the boat, and she loves people even if they abuse her or even if they take advantage of her, which is what they did,” he claimed during the interview.
Underwood went on to explain that he warned Randolph before she appeared, explaining that although they are saying they want the world to get to know her as an individual, the whole segment will end up being about their split — which is exactly what happened.
“Those people sold her on come and let’s let the audience get to know you, the real Cassie and then you have Chris Harrison, pointing questions, saying, ‘I sense you don’t want to make Colton mad,’ or ‘You’re afraid you’re going to upset Colton,'” the First Time author said. “It’s like, ‘No, Chris. I literally talked to her the morning of that interview. We’re good. Stop worrying about me or painting me to be this controlling or angry person.’ I’m not angry. If there’s anybody I’m upset about or upset with it’s you guys.”
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