Colton Underwood is the next Bachelor 2019

Colton told Michael Strahan that he and Tia are just "good friends" at this point, and that Tia won't appear on The Bachelor.

The former National Football League player made headlines after Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette for revealing that he's a virgin and that he dated former Bachelor contestant Tia Booth - who appeared on season 22 of The Bachelor as a contestant for Arie Luyendyk Jr. - before joining the reality show. I'm very excited. Third time's the charm, that's what they say, right?

The 26-year-old Underwood received kudos for his candor when speaking about his virginity and received widespread support by viewers when he discussed the sensitive topic during his emotional breakdown on The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All reunion.

Tia and Colton have a long history, at least as far as reality show relationships go. Underwood exited "Bachelor in Paradise" on Monday night (the spinoff series was filmed in May) after a rocky relationship with former "Bachelor" contestant Tia Booth.

"I'm very excited. I'm so grateful".

As for the new season, Underwood is just looking forward to what the future has in store for him. He also briefly dated former Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman. Booth made it clear to Becca that she still had feelings for Colton, so Becca kicked the guy off the show. I wish I could have been the one that would end up with her. Colton broke down in tears while breaking up with Tia. Colton appeared on "Bachelor in Paradise", where he rekindled his romance with Tia.

Perezcious readers, will you be tuning in for Colton's season and all of ABC's cringeworthy virgin-related puns? When he's not working on his charity, he's spending time with his family and his dog, Sniper'.

  • Marlene Weaver