Despite rumors that the couple called it quits because Radloph was not ready to get married, a source told Us Weekly that there&aposs no animosity between the two, and that their relationship eventually just naturally fizzled out.
"Cassie and Colton have a great friendship, but that’s what it was for most of their relationship,” the source said. “It was really very hot and heavy. They just made good partners and really great friends. Friends around Colton and Cassie knew this was coming for a while, they were pretty much just roommates toward the end."
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The break-up came shortly after Underwood shared that he had recovered from the coronavirus back in April. He thanked Randolph, who is a nurse, and her family on Instagram for helping him get better. "She’s hardworking, passionate, understanding, kind and has the biggest heart," he wrote in the caption.
Still, some people thought the two of them seemed to be on different pages when Underwood left Randolph to visit his family in Utah after recovering. Though sources denied the split earlier this month, the pair announced their breakup on May 30.
Thankfully, there doesn&apost seem to be any bad blood. According to both of their Instagram statements, the split was amicable and they plan on staying friends. Randolph wrote in hers that she and Underwood have a "special bond that will always be there," and added she loves and respects him.
First off, I want to say this is one of the hardest things I have had to share as neither one of us is quite ready to talk about it yet," the Bachelor Nation alum wrote. "However, because our relationship is such a public one, our silence on the matter has been speaking for us. Colton and I have broken up, but have decided to remain a part of each other&aposs lives. With all that we have gone through, we have a special bond that will always be there. I love Colton very much and have an enormous amount of respect for him. We have both learned and grown so much these past couple years, and will always have each other&aposs back. Always."
The former Bachelor posted a black and white photo of the two of them sitting together looking at the ocean with a caption that echoed Randolph&aposs message. "Its been a crazy few months to say the least, Cass and I have been doing a lot of self-reflecting," Colton Underwood wrote. "Sometimes people are just meant to be friends - and that’s okay. We both have grown immensely and been through so much together - so this isn’t the end of our story, it’s the start of a whole new chapter for us."
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