Don't believe everything you hear. Actually, according to Cassie Randolph's Instagram Stories after her breakup with Colton Underwood, it seems like pretty much every single thing you might have heard about why they split is untrue. Randolph's May 31 Stories addressed a few articles that sought to explain why she and Underwood split.
The first article she called out was an Us Weekly story that claimed her breakup was reportedly "coming for a while." Randolph was not here for it. "Also," she began, after posting a series of Stories in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, "QUIT spamming me with these false articles. How do you not know by now to not believe everything you hear/read?"
"Also, to piggy back off of the hate I just spoke of - to everyone spamming me with these articles, please quit it," she continued. "I don't know who these 'credible' sources are, but this is twisted. Interesting how so called 'credible sources' want to remain anonymous."
She then posted a screenshot of an article by Cosmopolitan entitled, "Here's Why Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph Really Broke Up," and simply captioned it "another false one."
Next was an article published by E! News entitled, "Cassie Randolph Tried to Break Up With Colton Underwood a 'Few Times' Before Official Split." "I'm so effing tired of hate and lies that exist," Randolph wrote alongside her screenshot of the E! News post. "And I'm sick of people who are quick to judge and assume. You have no idea what went on in our relationship, so stop jumping to conclusions."
In particular, Randolph was majorly peeved by claims her family didn't like Underwood. "And articles that are about my family not liking Colton??? For real? My family loves him so please get your facts straight. This is honestly ridiculous."
She posted a screenshot of the E! News story in which an anonymous source reportedly claimed that Randolph "was just not as ready for the settled-down life Colton wants right now and she tried to end it a few times." This, too, she refuted, emphasizing that her split was not caused by the quarantine and that she did not initiate the breakup. "Fake news," she added.
"The ending of our relationship had nothing to do with me not being 'ready' for something more. Nothing," she wrote, then adding "Also, Colton and I are both struggling with being sad right now already, without the negative input. So just keep that in mind while you write hateful comments to either of us."
Finally, she concluded her clapback with a message to her fans. "Yes, I'm angry. All this hate is awful," she wrote. "From the sh*t going on our world right now, to the petty sh*t that people send me, I do not know how people can stand themselves to be such awful, hateful humans. Seriously what is wrong with some people."
Randolph announced her split from Underwood on her account on May 30, by posting a series of pictures of them alongside this caption:
First off, I want to say this is one of the hardest things I have had to share as neither one of us is quite ready to talk about it yet. However, because our relationship is such a public one, our silence on the matter has been speaking for us. Colton and I have broken up, but have decided to remain a part of each others lives. With all that we have gone through, we have a special bond that will always be there. I love Colton very much and have an enormous amount of respect for him. We have both learned and grown so much these past couple years, and will always have each others back. Always.
Underwood, who announced the split to his account the same day, commented just one single red heart.