Bachelor in Paradise", the door was open for Colton to be the next Bachelor. "That's the worst part of it all", he told her. Tia was blindsided by the breakup, but it was all for the best.
Fans watched Underwood's embark on his journey to find love during Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette. Just as Tia had become pretty confident in how well things were going in her renewed relationship with Colton, he decided that he'd felt forced into it and couldn't move forward. He was sent home and came into this summer's Bachelor in Paradise still wounded and conflicted about commitment.
"One thing I took pride in on both seasons was being true to who I am", Underwood said on Tuesday's Good Morning America broadcast, where the casting announcement was made.
Growing emotional, he explained in a confessional that "all I want to do is please people", but "I can't sit around on a beach anymore and look at her every day and know there's not a future".
On Tuesday, the former National Football League star was announced as the 23rd "Bachelor" in franchise history, after finishing fourth on Becca Kufrin's season of "The Bachelorette" in July.
The 2019 season is to culminate with Underwood choosing a bride from about 25 single women. She added a few hashtags including #peaceoutparadise and #hotdogsforever, and it sounds as if this Bachelor in Paradise contestant is relieved that everybody finally knows where things stand for her in regards to Colton.
But fans were quick to take to social media to refute this claim, as the 26-year-old dated USA gymnast Aly Raisman between 2016 and 2017 and pictures of the pair with Colton's family appeared online. And though Colton is clearly having second thoughts about dating Tia, that sentiment does not appear to be requited. Tia didn't waste any time congratulating Colton!