Colton Underwood will be handing out the roses next season on The Bachelor – and Bachelor Nation isn't happy! From lying about his relationship with Olympian Aly Raisman to dumping Tia Booth on Bachelor In Paradise, click through to see the former football star's biggest scandals!
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Underwood's claim to fame is when he publicly asked Olympic Gymnast Raisman on a date when she returned home from the Rio Olympics in a YouTube video. They dated from 2016 to 2017 before calling it quits.
The former tight end was caught lying about his relationship with Raisman while on The Bachelor. He told bachelorette Becca Kufrin that she was the first woman he brought home to meet him family. Becca questioned his confession. And she was right, as a photo surfaced of Raisman alongside Underwood's family wearing matching pajamas on Christmas Eve!
Underwood dated Kufrin's girlfriend Tia Booth before coming on The Bachelorette. Although he admitted to Kufrin that he no longer had feelings for Booth, they became an official couple on Bachelor in Paradise. The relationship forced former cast member Bekah Martinez to accuse them of faking their romance on social media.
"Tia + Colton: 'Yeah Becca, we're both 100% over each other! We're TOTALLY not planning on getting back together/probably engaged the minute we're in Paradise (we're gonna get so many followers from this manufactured narrative lol),"Martinez tweeted. Although Martinez apologized for the tweeted, she admitted, "I'm not saying what I said was wrong."
But she's not the only one who slammed Underwood, 26, as Booth's good friend Raven Gates warned her about his intentions on Bachelor in Paradise. "I just don't think his intentions are good," she said. "First of all, Colton's past dating history has been the It Girl. You're the It Girl from your season, and he reached out to you. And then he went on Becca's season, and now he's back with you." She continued, "All of his actions have said something different. I'm really concerned. I do not want to see you in heartbreak. You have to really see the true person that Colton is."
But Booth ended up heartbroken, as he dumped on her on last night's BIP. The split led fans to believe he dumped her to be the next bachelor. "There's a part of me that thinks Colton is absolutely vying for Bachelor consideration and if it went any further with Tia, he'd be ruled out. Very calculating move," one fan tweeted, as a second wrote, "So did Colton know at this point of breaking up with Tia he was the next bachelor?" But Booth had nothing but good things to say about the decision. "Congratulations," she tweeted. "I hope your season is full of protein powder, puppies and naps! And NO I will NOT be a contestant on Colton's reason. Lord bless."
Underwood said of the new gig on Good Morning America, "I'm very excited. Third time is a charm."
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