Cassie Randolph got a kiss from her beau Brighton Reinhardt on the red carpet for Stephen Lovegrove’s First Noelle Ball this Thursday.
The 26-year-old blonde attended the event the day before the controversial new docuseries from The Bachelor ex Colton Underwood hit Netflix.
Colton came out as gay in April after his breakup with Cassie, who accused him of stalking her in the wake of their breakup.
Look of love: Cassie Randolph got a kiss from her beau Brighton Reinhardt on the red carpet for Stephen Lovegrove’s First Noelle Ball this Thursday
However, her troubles seemed far behind her as she beamed on her latest red carpet as Brighton planted a hug on her cheek.
Cassie cut a stylish figure in a black peekaboo cocktail dress that hinted at her fitted waist as she posed for the shutterbugs.
Meanwhile, her musician boyfriend showed off his muscular and tattooed arms in a short-sleeved blazer that matched his pants.
The day she attended the party — just before Colton’s show premiered — an insider told E! News that Cassie “thinks it’s inappropriate that Colton has talked about their relationship all the time, but understands it’s part of his journey.”
By the way: The 26-year-old blonde attended the event the day before The Bachelor ex Colton Underwood’s controversial new docuseries hit Netflix.
Looks fantastic: Cassie cut a stylish figure in a black peekaboo cocktail dress that hinted at her fitted waist as she posed for the shutterbugs
Good spot: Cassie, who went public with Brighton as a couple in July, “is currently very happy and in a healthy relationship” according to an E! News source
“She doesn’t like her name being mentioned all the time. She has definitely moved on from that time in her life,” the source said in her camp.
“They have been through a lot together and she prefers not to talk about that chapter, but further in her life,” the insider continues.
Cassie, who went public with Brighton as a couple in July, “is currently very happy and in a healthy relationship.”
To hear the source say, “Cassie hasn’t spoken to Colton in a long time and they have no friendship.”
Controversy: Colton came out as gay in April after his breakup with Cassie, who accused him of stalking her after their breakup
Colton presided over the 2019 season of The Bachelor, where gay guest star Billy Eichner famously teased him, “Maybe you’re the first gay bachelor and we don’t even know!”
Cassie Randolph eventually won the season and they dated for a year and a half, during which time she helped take care of him when he had COVID-19.
Their split came in May 2020 – and then that September, she managed to obtain a temporary restraining order against him.
She accused Colton of stalking, including alleging that he stuck a tracking device under the rear bumper of her car.
‘Moments after I came out to my dad’: Before the docuseries came out, Colton uploaded this poster from his Instagram and revealed when the photo was taken
A police report followed in October, but in November – at Cassie’s own request – the restraining order and investigation were withdrawn.
About the docuseries, which aired on Netflix Friday, he said he “felt I became more of a straight guy” while he was with Cassie and “started spinning” after the split.
Newspaper clippings about the stalking scandal flashed across the screen as Colton said, “I was rotten. I suppressed my sexuality so hard that I took daily medication to deal with depression and anxiety and that made me a paranoid freak.’
He added: “I didn’t trust many people and I tried to do anything and everything to protect a secret.”
Throwback: Colton led the 2019 season of The Bachelor where Cassie won his hand, after which they were together for over a year
Then a text of Cassie’s restraining order appeared and Colton admitted in a confession: “I lost my mind and I did some things, I said some things I’m not proud of and I’m not making excuses for what I did because I did f*** up. I have made mistakes and I will take responsibility for that.’
Speaking to a friend, he emotionally revealed that he “hit rock bottom” after the breakup and “was taking a lot of Xanax, like he didn’t think I would wake up the next morning. And I did. It was pretty bad.’
Almost in tears, he said, “And I think that was for me, like, I only have one life. Something has to change, otherwise I won’t be here.’
Colton, who has been dating political strategist Jordan C. Brown in recent months, recently offered a rare insight into the romance.
As they were: Their breakup came in May 2020 – and then in September she managed to obtain a temporary restraining order against him
“I wasn’t really into dating in the beginning. But since then I’ve found someone and I’m very much in love,” the heartthrob shared with People.
He also explained why he protects the privacy of relationships so much: ‘After my bachelor’s degree, I learned the boundaries and health of having a private relationship. Everyone went through my breakup and the ups and downs of my dating life. I like having something for myself.’
Still, he told Jordan that “I am the luckiest person to have him in my life,” and said the political strategist is “a great support.”
The show bowed on Netflix shortly after a trailer in which he apologized to the women he dated and “misled” while in the closet.
Side by side: Colton now appears to be in a relationship with one Jordan C. Brown who he was pictured with at the star-studded Baby2Baby gala earlier this month
“I didn’t want to be gay, but the main voices in my head were just telling me, ‘You’ll get through this, you’ll get through this,'” he said. “I never thought I’d come out, I thought I would die with this secret.’
Colton also confessed, “The reason I’m coming out is because I’m ashamed and a little mortified by what put me in this position.”
He added: ‘I put a poor girl through hell’ [because] of my own insecurities. I started hurting other people, except myself.’
Earlier days: Colton, who was a professional football player before turning to reality TV, is pictured in 2017 at a Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills
Colton became the first openly gay bachelor in April when he came out on Good Morning America.
During a subsequent interview with Variety, he did not directly admit Cassie’s accusations, but said he was “sorry” for his performance.
“Controlling situations to try to understand any part of the pure fantasy I was trying to live out was so wrong,” he said.
Tease: The show bowed on Netflix shortly after a trailer in which he apologized to the women he dated and was ‘misled’ while in the closet
He said he came to his publicist months before doing that in public because “I was blackmailed at one point, during my nadir and spiral.”
After visiting a spa popular with gay men “just to watch,” he received an email from an unknown sender claiming to have nude photos of Colton at the location.
Although Colton has not seen such photos himself, the prospect of taking them out on the street was such a fear that he confided in his publicist.