Colton Underwood Is ‘Extremely Proud’ of Gabby Windey for Coming Out: I Know What She’s ‘Going Through’

Colton Underwood, Gabby Windey
Colton Underwood and Gabby Windey.Picture:

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Colton Underwood desires former Bachelorette star Gabby Windey to know that he’s rooting for her.

The Bacheloralum, 31, praised Windey, 32, in an interview with E! Information after she just lately revealed that she’s courting a girl.

“I am tremendous proud and excited for her,” the Coming Out Coltonstar informed the outlet at his inaugural Pickle! for Goal Celeb Pickleball Match on Saturday, held at Pepperdine College’s Ralphs-Straus Tennis Heart in Malibu, California.

“I am simply extraordinarily happy with anyone from that franchise or any of the TV and actuality world that will get to reside their reality,” he stated, noting that such queer illustration in actuality TV is “actually necessary.”

Underwood added that he is aware of simply what Windey is “going by” after he got here out as homosexual two years following his stint because the Bachelor. He’s now married to Jordan C. Brown.

Jordan C. Brown, Colton Underwood
Jordan C. Brown and Colton Underwood.

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“I do know it is difficult going by a present like that with simply the pressures of America rooting for a relationship with out being in it,” he defined.

Windey broke the information about her romantic life throughout her look on The View in August.

“I all the time simply need to reside my reality, and my story,” she stated on the present on the time. “And so I’ve been seeing somebody for a pair months, and I’ve been retaining it just a little extra non-public as a result of it is sort of a larger story and an even bigger dialog, as a result of I’m courting a woman!”

The nurse later went Instagram official with girlfriend Robby Hoffman, sharing a carousel of photographs of the couple. “Advised you I’m a women woman!!” she captioned the Instagram put up.

Robby Hoffman and Gabby Windey.

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Earlier than courting the TV author and comic, Windey had ended her and Rachel Recchia’s 2022 season of The Bacheloretteengaged to Erich Schwer, however they later known as it quits that November.

Talking about her new romance with Hoffman, Windey stated she by no means needed to “conceal” their relationship.

“We have been out in our private lives. Our family and friends knew, so we weren’t actively attempting to cover something,” Windey informed PEOPLE completely on the iHeartRadio Music Competition in September. “It’s simply good being open about it and simply having the ability to be ourselves and have a good time our relationship.”

She added, “We have been so excited in non-public, and now it is like all of us simply need an excuse to have a good time and be joyful, so we obtained to be in public and be capable of be proud about it.”

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