It sounds like Colton Underwood has only positive things to say about his ex, Tia Booth following their split. The pair broke up during tonight’s episode of Bachelor in Paradise.
That being said, it seems pretty convenient that they went their separate ways only one night before the new Bachelor is announced.
One insider previously shared with ET that the show’s production team is considering Jason Tartick, Blake Horstmann as well as Colton for the role.
The emotional split put an end to their six months long romance, and it was pretty emotional.
A tearful Tia told Colton that he needs time to ‘figure [himself] out,’ before they hugged goodbye.
But it was not over. Shortly after the split aired, the man took to social media to post the following message.
‘Thank you for teaching me more about myself, and most importantly, for your friendship I know will continue far beyond Paradise. Do not settle for anything less than the world, because that is what you deserve. Cannot wait to see what the future has in store for you and catch up on life some day, preferably over a hot dog dinner,’ Colton wrote on Instagram.
Meanwhile, Tia has a completely different take on the whole thing.
‘Y’all ever had a bad breakup with someone you wanted so bad? Ever had to watch it back on national television? #woof,’ the woman tweeted after the episode aired.
Last week, during the reunion episode shooting, Tia also addressed the rumors that Colton might be our new Bachelor, and she did not seem too fond of that idea – for obvious reasons!
‘I don’t know that he’s ready. I mean, it was only about two months ago I was telling him he really needs to figure himself out before he can fully be with anybody else.’
But who is she supporting then? – She said she wants to see Jason on The Bachelor!
‘If there’s a chance that Colton is the Bachelor, I would hope that he is fully ready for that experience knowing that he wants to be engaged at the end of it,’ Tia added.