Colton Underwood Shares 1st Instagram Post Since Coming Out, Gus Kenworthy Responds

Sunday April 25, 2021
Originally published on April 16, 2021

Colton Underwood
Colton Underwood  (Source:Instagram / @coltonunderwood)

Days after coming out to the public as gay in an interview with "Good Morning America" this week, "Bachelor" star Colton Underwood took to Instagram to share his first post since his reveal.

Before his talk with Robin Roberts Wednesday, the reality star had deleted all of his posts from Instagram, leaving a blank slate. On Thursday, Underwood shared his first post, a slide show that has a number of Polaroids of him enjoying every day life and snaps of himself with friends and family. He captioned the post: "I have a lot to learn, but I have come a long way. To the people in my corner, I love you. Without you I wouldn't be here."

As of this writing, the post has earned over 300,000 likes and several thousand comments. Among them is one from out Olympic champ Gus Kenworthy, who will be part of Underwood's upcoming Netflix reality show (which has reportedly been filming for weeks) as his gay "guide" of sorts.

"Love you and proud of you. Everybody is on their own journey and some are more difficult than others. Yours has not been the easiest nor has it been the hardest and you are doing your best which is the best you can do. Honored to be your friend," Kenworthy wrote.

Check out Underwood's post below.