Chrisley recalled a 2017 encounter that they had as the moment she made the connection, adding that she told a friend who didn’t believe her at the time.
Underwood subsequently came out in 2021 on “Good Morning America,” admitting that being open about his sexuality has made him “the happiest and healthiest” he’s ever been.
Keep on reading to learn more.
Savannah Chrisley On Meeting Underwood For The First Time
During a recent episode of her podcast, “Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley,” Chrisley shared that she was in the know about Underwood’s sexuality years before he came out, per Page Six.
“When we met the first time, I knew you were gay. Like, I knew it,” the reality star said, recalling to Underwood about meeting him at the 2017 ACM Awards date.
She then joked that they had “no connection … whatsoever” during their encounter for “for obvious reasons,” seemingly referencing the “Bachelor” alum’s gayness as the reason for it.
Underwood also joined in on the fun, making a cliché comment often used by people who do not see a connection with each other.
He said, “When I say, ‘It’s not you, it’s me,’ I truly mean that. And obviously, I’ve proven that at this point.”
Chrisley then threw in another joke, saying that, at the time, she was working with “the wrong equipment” to capture Underwood’s attention.
Savannah Chrisley Made Up A Lie To Ditch Colton Underwood
Speaking further about Underwood’s sexuality, Chrisley revealed that she told her friend about her suspicion, although the friend refused to believe it.
“I remember looking at [my friend] Emily, and I was like, ‘He’s totally gay,'” she recalled. “She was like, ‘No, he’s not, Savannah.'”
Upon realizing that she wouldn’t get any headway with Underwood at the time, Chrisley found a way to leave.
She revealed that she returned to her room at the end of the award show after telling Underwood she was “really not feeling well” as an excuse to leave.
She did, however, wind up hanging out with her friends “and another guy.”
Surprisingly, the admission did not “offend” Underwood, who told his host that he “would have done the same” in her place.
Colton Underwood Came Out As Gay In 2021
Four years later, after the award date, Underwood came out as gay in a “Good Morning America” pre-taped interview.
The reveal was quite emotional as he, the former athlete, discussed how hiding his sexuality for years took a toll on him.
“I’ve run from myself for a long time,” he said at the time, per Page Six. “I’ve hated myself for a long time. I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it, and the next step in all of this was sort of letting people know.”
He also revealed that coming out has made him “the happiest and healthiest” he’s ever been, then explained why he took the decision.
“There was a moment in LA that I woke up, and I didn’t think I was going to wake up,” he shared. “I didn’t have the intention of waking up. I think that for me was my wake-up call.”
Who Is Colton Underwood Dating Now?
After embracing his truth, Underwood entered into a relationship with Jordan C. Brown, whom he is now engaged to. The duo got engaged in February 2022 after dating for barely a year.
“I’m extremely happy! 2021 was the most transformative year of my life,” Underwood told People magazine. “Starting 2022 off with my best friend, teammate, and now fiancé is something I never thought was going to be possible.”
The two were first linked in September 2021 after being pictured engaging in PDA during a Hawaii getaway.
“They were all over each other at the resort,” a source said about the duo before they made their relationship official on Instagram in December of that year.