So much for an amicable split. Cassie Randolph filed a restraining order against ex Colton Underwood on Friday, September 11, in Los Angeles, according to documents obtained by TMZ. In the documents, Randolph claimed Underwood has been stalking her and harassing her with uncomfortable text messages. The California native also claimed that her ex put a tracking device at the bottom of her car to keep tabs on where she goes.
Randolph also claimed that Underwood has been showing up to her Los Angeles apartment and her parent’s house in Huntington Beach, California, where he waits outside of her bedroom window at night. Later on, Cassie claimed Underwood fessed up to sending her the unsettling text messages and to planting the tracking device.
The couple — who met on Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, which premiered in 2019 — recently split in May after nearly two years together. The athlete, 28, took to Instagram to announce the shocking and sad news. “It’s been a crazy few months to say the least, Cass and I have been doing a lot of self-reflecting. Sometimes people are just meant to be friends — and that’s OK,” he wrote. “We both have grown immensely and been through so much together — so this isn’t the end of our story, it’s the start of a whole new chapter for us.”
However, the former flames’ relationship got heated after the speech therapist assistant appeared on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever! in July, where she briefly spoke about how she has been coping since the split. “Going through any breakup is hard, but then going through one publicly comes with a whole new set of challenges that … I’ve never gone through any of this before,” she shared. “We’re both learning how to navigate it.”
Clearly, Underwood did not appreciate Randolph airing out their relationship issues on-air, so he seemingly dissed his ex on social media. “When our relationship ended we agreed to handle things as privately as possible as we attempted to navigate our new relationship as friends. I chose to do that since we were living in this interim period, but obviously a lot changed this week,” he wrote.
However, the Indiana native cleared the air on Reality Steve‘s podcast in August and made it known that he had no ill-will toward Randolph. “I have nothing but good things and love and well-wishes and friendship with Cassie right now,” he said. “I love the girl and miss the girl dearly.”
Underwood also explained his questionable Instagram post from July and said it wasn’t meant to be directed at Randolph, but rather the franchise, since they “took advantage” of his ex and asked her invasive questions which she wasn’t prepared to answer. “Cass stayed extremely professional and extremely quiet about our breakup, which I was so happy and thankful for,” he said.
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