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Colton Underwood admitted that during his struggle to come to terms with his sexuality, he would pray to God to “take the gay away.”
The former “Bachelor,” 29, opened up about rebuilding his relationship with religion after coming out as gay Wednesday on “Good Morning America.”
“I used to wake up in the morning and pray for Him to take the gay away. I used to pray for Him to change me,” he told Robin Roberts.
“I can now wake up and pray to God and I can have faith and I can go into church and be present and not have it be conditional on this topic of, ‘Take this off my plate and I’ll still worship you and I’ll still be there.’ … That’s helped, to be honest with you.”
Since Underwood started coming out to his family and friends, his relationship with the higher power has also become stronger.
“I got closer to God this year,” he said. “I know even saying that now as a gay man, people are going to be like, ‘How is that even possible?’”
The former football player led Season 23 of “The Bachelor” in early 2019 and left the show in a relationship with Cassie Randolph. The pair dated for more than a year before announcing their split in May 2020.
“It’s been a crazy few months to say the least,” he wrote on Instagram at the time. “Cass and I have been doing a lot of self-reflecting. Sometimes people are just meant to be friends — and that’s okay.”
Underwood previously dated Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, “Bachelorette” Becca Kufrin and his “Bachelor in Paradise” co-star Tia Booth.
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