Bachelor alum Cassie Randolph disclosed whether or not she’d accept a proposal from her boyfriend, Colton Underwood, during an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Wednesday.
Co-host Ryan Seacrest cut to the chase. He asked Randolph what her thoughts were on getting engaged to Underwood after The Bachelor finale broke tradition by not concluding with a proposal.
Seacrest raised a telling question to Randolph, asking: “If [Colton] asked for your hand in marriage, what would you say?” To this, the 23-year-old speech pathologist revealed that she’d agree if the opportunity ever presented itself.
“If Colton were to ask me… it would be a ‘yes,'” she said. “But no rushing. We’re not rushing it though.”
Randolph’s answer to Seacrest differs greatly from sentiment she initially expressed following the overnight’s episode. At the time, she expressed how she could no longer participate in the competition because she wasn’t ready for a proposal like remaining contenders Tayshia Adams and Hannah Godwin were.
“I love you so much, but I couldn’t after today, I’m not in love,” Randolph said. “I don’t know why, after today, I’m not. I feel like I’m having doubts about it, and I don’t know.”
Underwood’s journey to finding love on The Bachelor was no cakewalk. He began Season 23 with 30 potential contenders, which he eventually slimmed down to only Randolph. The NFL alum fought to win Randolph over after she decided to quit the competition. She was willing to resume their relationship after Underwood said he was fine with not being engaged at this time.
After months of sneaking around and meeting up with disguises, Underwood and Randolph were able to reveal their relationship to all of Bachelor Nation following Tuesday’s finale. Randolph revealed to host Chris Harrison during the finale that getting engaged was “definitely something we’ve talked about.” She also said “nothing” was holding her back from reaching this stage in their relationship.
Much of Underwood’s turn as Bachelor was centered around his virginity, but the couple decided to play coy when Harrison asked for an update.
“I will say heading into the Fantasy Suite, I wasn’t thinking about anything other than fighting for our relationship,” he said. “I know I’ve been very open and candid about my virginity but since there are two of us now in this relationship, it’s something that we are going to keep to ourselves.”
While Underwood aimed to keep things discreet, Harrison said he’ll “take that as a ‘yes.'”
Randolph has been the rumored Season 23 winner since the journey’s beginning. Although runner-up Godwin scored the first impression rose, Reality Steve indicated early on that Randolph was the bachelorette Underwood chose to be with. Before Tuesday’s reveal, Underwood has accidentally spoiled his own ending upon being spotted leaving the gym with actor Gregg Sulkin—the boyfriend to Randolph’s sister, Michelle Randolph—and by liking several of his girlfriend’s Instagram pictures.