On April 14, former Bachelor star Colton Underwood came out as gay in an interview with Good Morning America. In response, Schitt's Creek star Dan Levy showed his support and said this will "save lives."
He tweeted that he's happy for Underwood and said coming out can be terrifying, uncomfortable and traumatizing "because we still live in a world where we are made to fear the consequences of living freely."
Underwood told Good Morning America he came to terms with being gay earlier this year and is now the "happiest and healthiest" he's ever been in his life after going through a "dark and bad" time.
During his season of The Bachelor, Underwood chose Cassie Randolph as his partner, but he didn't propose and they eventually broke up in 2020.
In September 2020, Randolph filed for a restraining order against Underwood and accused him of stalking and harassing her. Though she was granted one, she later had it dismissed after the pair reportedly "reached a private agreement."