Bachelor's ex-host Chris Harrison tells Colton Underwood 'you have my love & support' after star comes out as gay on GMA

BACHELOR'S ex-host Chris Harrison told Colton Underwood "you have my love and support" after the star came out as gay on Good Morning America.

Chris had previously appeared on GMA himself to apologize after he made some racially insensitive comments, which cost him his job.

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This morning, Colton shook Bachelor Nation when he came out as gay during an interview with Robin Roberts.

He told the news reporter: "I ran from myself for a long time and hated myself for a long time and I'm gay.

"I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it
the next step, letting people know… I'm still nervous. It's been a journey for sure."

He further claimed that he was the happiest and healthiest he's ever been, despite dealing with suicidal ideations for some time.

"I got into a place, for me in my personal life, that was dark and I can list a bunch of different things and they would be excuses," he said.

"I would have rather died than say I'm gay and that was my wake-up call."

He continued: "Even just suicidal thoughts…driving my car close to a cliff, if this goes over the cliff, it's not that big of a deal…I don't feel that anymore."

After his interview, Chris took to social media to support the former Bachelor contestant by sharing a picture of the two.

Very proud of you today @coltonunderwood," he began. 

"Happy to see you stand up and openly live your truth. You have my love and support my friend."

The former Bachelor personality, who was replaced as the host of The Bachelorette with Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe, most recently hired his own Hollywood lawyer as he finds himself under investigation over a racist comment he made during an interview.

Despite his current issues with Bachelor Nation, Chris joined the many other fans who supported Colton and even demanded he is brought back to the show as the first gay Bachelor.

Fans will remember that Colton participated in Becca Kufrin's season before he was eliminated. He then competed in Bachelor In Paradise, where he was also eliminated.




Producers gave him his own Bachelor season, where he went home with Cassie Randolph. The two later split in a messy break-up.

He also famously dated gymnast, Aly Raisman.

One fan wrote: "[email protected] as the first gay bachelor?"

A second one tweeted: "Yay! Do your thing ABC. We’re waiting for the first season with a gay #Bachelor."

A third one commented: "First gay Bachelor season."

However, the comments didn't stop there as a fourth fan wrote: "Make Colton the Bachelor again!"

A fifth one tweeted: "This should have happened years ago. But I would say now is a perfect time for a gay season of The Bachelor."

And a sixth one commented: "Get Colton back on The Bachelor for the messy gay version we all deserve!"

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