The drama began earlier this week when Cassie made an appearance on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever to give an update on her life. She remained coy on the split from Colton, though it was obviously brought up in conversation with host Chris Harrison.
Colton took to Instagram on Thursday (July 9) and shared this message: “These last few weeks have been challenging because, by now, you all know I’m an open book and I enjoy sharing my life with y’all. When our relationship ended we agreed to handle things as privately as possible as we attempted to navigate our new relationship as friends. I chose to do that since we were living in this interim period, but obviously a lot changed this week. Every experience provides us with an opportunity for growth. If you’ve been kind enough to have followed our story you’ve been with us through all of the ups and downs which have taught me so many lessons. I’ve come to realize when you’re in the thick of it you just need to take a step back and look at things from a different perspective, in doing so I have gained so much clarity about what I want and more importantly what I need in a relationship. I’m so excited for this next chapter of my life with new stories and new people. I can’t thank y’all enough for your understanding and your support during this time. Your messages mean a lot!”
Cassie then went on her Instagram Stories to share a lengthy message in response to what Colton said. She also explained how he is allegedly going to “monetize” their breakup.
Click inside to find out what Cassie said in her message…
You can read Cassie’s full message below:
I would like to first state that I do not wish to create an online petty war. Colton, as you know we made an agreement to not publicly discuss our break up. I have honored this, as have you thus far.
As some of you may know, I did a GOAT interview this week – I purposely remained private and vague out of respect for Colton & our relationship. If you are wondering why I did the Bachelor GOAT interview, its because I respect the fact that Bachelor brought me the platform that I have. I don’t want to make enemies with, or turn my back on the franchise. I have no regrets, gained a great boyfriend and a healthy 1 1/2 year relationship, incredible and unique opportunities, and a platform that I intend to use for good. I want to show appreciation. I didn’t see any harm in doing the interview, as I wasn’t going to dish out details about our relationship to them.
Colton, your last Instagram post saddened me, but also left me frustrated. It seems you are subtly engaging in a tactic that peppers in passive aggressive comments such as “that obviously changed this week” in order to make me look like the bad one.
I would like to place on public record & ask you politely to refrain from discussing our relationship, as we agreed. I would also like to ask that you don’t cloud our great, 11/2 year relationship with a messy breakup. We both know that we had a great relationship and there are not many details to discuss.
On Monday evening, you informed me you intend to monetize our breakup by writing a new chapter to discuss your experience with COVID (where you stayed in my family’s house during your recovery) & about our break up. You have also refused to give me any sort of approval on the chapter that you will be writing, which will heavily feature me. (A little insight as to why I was so frustrated on my stories that evening). This seems a bit unfair to me. Colton, you can do what you want, but please do not have a double standard.
I ask you again on public record to refrain from prolonging our break up, or dragging me, when we both know it’s unwarranted. Neither of us, or anyone close to us, would have ever predicted that I would have to write this post.
Again, I can’t control your actions but I sincerely hope we can both move forward in peace.
Thanking you in advance. I would prefer this to now be the end of this. I wish you nothing but the best & hope you can move on peacefully and successfully.