The Bachelor's Demi Burnett Shares A Very Personal Health Update With Fans

Reality star Demi Burnett is no stranger to putting herself out there, having appeared on Colton Underwood's season of "The Bachelor," as well as seasons 6 and 7 of "Bachelor in Paradise" (via Cheatsheet). But now, the Texas native is sharing even more intimate details about her life with her fans.

In a new Instagram post, Burnett announced she has been diagnosed with autism (via Page Six). The star shared a series of images with her brave disclosure, with the first photo being a selfie and subsequent slides offering information about autism traits and how to support an autistic person, among other bullet points about the spectrum disorder (via

Burnett started her caption to the carousel of images by warning that what she was about to share may be triggering for some people. Then, the 26-year-old said, "I did a psychological evaluation and I'm autistic." She went on to write, "There is a huge stigma when it comes to autism. I encourage you to be open minded and accepting."

Bachelor Nation steps up to support Demi Burnett following her brave post

Burnett's courageous Instagram post encouraged her fans and followers to swipe through her carousel of information. Then, the reality star continued her caption by writing, "All I want is to have a better quality of life. I will share more on my story of my evaluation and how I got to this point and all of my pain and struggles along the way. I want to make sure anyone who is/was feeling like me can know you really aren't alone. It can get better! And most importantly it isn't your fault."

Many members of "Bachelor Nation" shared messages of support for Burnett in the comments section. Maurissa Gunn from Season 7 of "BIP" commented, "I love you so much. I'm so proud of you. You're the most amazing person ever."

Cassie Randolph, who famously dated Underwood before he came out as gay, wrote, "Love u how open and candid you are is so inspiring."

Meanwhile, Burnett also recently opened up about her mental health in another brave post in January.