Colton has a history with Cassie’s family. Back when he was still The Bachelor, he made a point to ask everyone’s fathers for their daughters’ hands in marriage, were he to get to that point with any of them. Cassie’s dad, famously, did not give Colton his blessing. During his daughter’s hometown date, he thought she wasn’t as interested in Colton as he was in her. Then, as we all saw leading up to the show’s finale, Cassie’s dad flew to Portugal to talk to his daughter about her relationship with Colton. He singlehandedly convinced her to leave the show (though, Cassie has later said the choice was all hers). So, last we saw, Colton and Cassie’s dad weren’t exactly best friends. How is the former Bachelor’s relationship with his girlfriend’s family now?
According to Cassie, “The love him!”
“My relationship with Cassie’s family is only continuing to get stronger,” Colton told People.
As Cassie has stated on The Bachelor, and as you can see on her Instagram, Cassie is very close with her family. She often posts photos and videos of the Randolph family spending time together and goofing around. Today, those photos and videos include Colton.
Does Colton get along with Cassie’s dad now?
Though they didn’t exactly get off on the right foot, Colton doesn’t have any hard feelings for Cassie’s dad and his decision to not give the former Bachelor his blessing.
“Looking back, I understand where he was coming from. It’s like, ‘I’ve only met you for 30 minutes and had a conversation, you seem like a great guy, but I love my daughter and I know who my daughter is.’ Of course, I wanted to hear a yes, but the fact that he stood true to himself showed me all I needed to know about him as a man. I have a lot of respect for him,” Colton told People.
Colton’s even talked to Cassie’s dad about the couple’s current relationship since the show ended.
“I even told [her father], ‘Your daughter is worth all of this,’ I wanted to make it as clear as possible to him that I was doing this for me,” he said.
Cassie looks back at her conversation with her dad in Portugal
“Before my dad even showed up, I think I knew what I had to do. I wasn’t at the engagement stage. But having him there helped me process it all and talk it out. I totally respect my family and everything they say, but ultimately, it was my decision, and not my dad’s,” Cassie told People.
You could tell, watching their conversation in Portugal that Cassie and her dad are very close. You could tell Cassie’s dad flew to Portugal to help ease his daughter’s mind and help her with a big decision she had to make. You could also tell that Cassie really, really needs her family’s approval when making decisions so hearing that her dad never gave Colton his blessing and that her family wasn’t completely ecstatic for a possible engagement really threw her.
The road to love isn’t always a smooth one. Despite everything that happened in Portugal, fence jump and all, today, Colton and Cassie seem to be very in love and very happy.
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