Former football player Colton Underwood has recently spoken about how he is prioritizing his physical and mental health.
The 29-year-old, who came out as gay in mid-April, shared a couple of shirtless selfies on Instagram on Wednesday, captioning, “This year I prioritized my health. Physically and mentally.”
On April 14, Underwood revealed he is gay in an interview with Robin Roberts, stating that he “came to terms” with his sexuality earlier this year.
The reality TV personality said, “I’ve run from myself for a long time. I’ve hated myself for a long time, and I’m gay. And I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it. The next step in all of this was letting people know. I’m still nervous. It’s been a journey, for sure.”
“I’m emotional, but in such a good, happy, positive way,” he added. “I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life, and that means the world to me.”
Underwood also revealed that he knew he was “different since the age of 6,” but had to spend most of his life refusing to accept that he is gay and had suicidal thoughts, according to PEOPLE.
A week after revealing that he is gay, Cassie Randolph addressed the news, saying in a vlog on her YouTube channel that “there’s a lot of layers to it.”
Underwood and Randolph were together until they split in May 2020.
She said, “I just wanted to let you know that I’m not gonna be further discussing it or commenting on it for now,” thanking her followers for their “kind comments and messages.”
“I just think the best thing for me at this time is to move forward and just focus on going forward,” Randolph added.
In the interview with Roberts, Underwood publicly apologized to Randolph for “how things ended.”
He said, “I would like to say sorry for how things ended. I messed up. I made a lot of bad choices.”
“I would just say I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart,” he added. “I’m sorry for the pain and emotional stress I caused. I wish it wouldn’t have happened the way it did. I wish that I would have been courageous enough to fix myself before I broke anybody else.” The article was published on PEOPLE.