This Is The One Person From Bachelor Nation Colton Underwood Still Talks To

Since first jumping over a fence for contestant Cassie Randolph during his season of "The Bachelor" in 2019, Colton Underwood has perhaps become one of the most controversial characters in Bachelor Nation history. In April 2021, Underwood came out as gay during an exclusive interview with Robin Roberts of ABC's "Good Morning America." "I've ran from myself for a long time," Underwood said. "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. And the next step in all of this was sort of letting people know."

Earlier this week, Underwood allowed the public an intimate look at his journey from closeted reality television star to out and proud gay man in the Netflix documentary special, "Coming Out Colton." The series documents the "Bachelor" star's journey to accepting his identity and position within the LGBTQIA+ community. According to E! News, Underwood's documentary, which was released on Friday, covers everything from his messy and headline-making breakup with former "Bachelor" contestant, Cassie Randolph, to finding his place as a gay man amongst the people from his past, present, and future.

While many members of Bachelor Nation were supportive of Underwood following him coming out of the closet, Underwood has only remained close with one person from Bachelor Nation since his public confession.

Underwood only speaks to former host Chris Harrison

During an interview with Us Weekly earlier this week, Colton Underwood revealed that he only keeps in contact with one person from Bachelor Nation. "[T]he only person that I really talked to is Chris [Harrison] still," Underwood told Us Weekly. "Chris and I stay in touch. I will say this [since] Chris was about the only one from the franchise who really reached out and sort of let me know that he was there for me, [asking] if there's anything he can do. Unfortunately, I don't have really any relationships in the franchise anymore." Underwood also revealed that he doesn't even watch any shows from the franchise anymore.

Harrison, the former host of Bachelor Nation shows, has had a similarly interesting year. As Us Weekly reported, Harrison permanently left the franchise back in June after he came under fire for publicly supporting "Bachelor" contestant Rachael Kirkconnel's racially-charged Instagram posts. Though Harrison has kept a relatively low profile since, he still made a public statement of support for Underwood when he came out. "Very proud of you today ... Happy to see you stand up and openly live your truth ... You have my love and support my friend," Harrison wrote in an Instagram post that has since been deleted, according to Variety.

Along with Harrison, other Bachelor Nation stars, like Hannah Godwin and Tayshia Adams, both runners-up on Underwood's season of "The Bachelor," also voiced their support for the former Bachelor. Despite this support, Underwood appears to have moved on from the franchise completely.