Ex-NFL Player Colton Underwood, Who Once Dated Gymnast Aly Raisman, Comes Out As Gay (VIDEO)

Colton Underwood was not only a virgin when he was chosen as ABC’s lead on The Bachelor, but he had no clue if he liked men or women at that time. He actually credited his appearance on “The Bachelor” for helping him to realize he liked women.

“[The show taught me] that I’m straight and I’m very, very attracted to Cassie [Randolph] and women — but it would have been OK if it would have been the other way too,” Underwood told “Entertainment Tonight.” “I think that’s the biggest message I have for people.”

Those days are now over.

The former Bachelor and NFL player came out as gay during the conversation with Robin Roberts. He also apologized to ex-girlfriend Cassie Randolph.

“I got into a place with my personal life that was dark, and bad, and I can list a bunch of different things, but they’d all be excuses,” the 29-year-old said. “I’d like to say sorry for how things ended. I messed up. I made a lot of bad choices.”

“I loved everything about her and it’s hard for me to articulate exactly what my emotions were in going through that relationship with her was because I obviously had an internal fight going on,” Underwood continued. “I would just say that I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart. I’m sorry for any pain and emotional stress I caused. I wish that it wouldn’t have happened the way that it did. I wish that I had been courageous enough to fix myself before I broke anybody else.”

The pair dated from 2018 until May 2020.

Back in 2016, the former Oakland Raiders tight end took a wild shot in the dark to try and score a date with United States Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and scored.

Raisman agreed and months later, they would soon become a couple.

They dated until February 2017.