"Tayshia is very happy that Colton is able to now live his life openly and without fear of being his true self," a rep for The Bachelorette star told E! News. "There is absolutely no ill will—only support for Colton, his willingness to share his truth and the additional representation for the LGBTQ community."
"Very proud of you today @coltonunderwood Happy to see you stand up and openly live your truth. You have my love and support my friend."
"I support Colton for having the courage to finally be able to live his life authentically. Nobody should have to hide from who they really are. I'll always wish Colton the very best and hoping he has found his peace."
"We are so proud of Colton for being brave and sharing such amazing news this morning! His courage to be his true self will be an example for many other people. We are excited for his future! We wish him the absolute best and want to support him anyway we can. Truly, so happy for him. We hope that the franchise will give him the opportunity to be The Bachelor again, when he's ready, because we would love to watch his new journey of finding love."
"I'm glad that Colton is able to be his authentic self now and doesn't have to hide that part of himself anymore. I can't imagine how hard it was for him having to keep that secret. I wish him all the best."
"Welcome to the community brother."
"I'm in full support of Colton! I know it wasn't easy hiding himself for all this time and he probably feels a strong sense of relief. The LGBTQ community needs support now more than ever and it's important to stand by him and accept him for who he is."
"I'm wishing Colton all the best! I believe people should and be able to live their truth and I'm happy for him that he finally gets to. I hope with his announcement he can finally feel like his true self and find happiness!"
"I'm really happy for him that he can finally live his truth!!"
"I hope that Colton choosing to publicly share his journey into discovering and acknowledging his sexuality will connect with others who feel that their upbringing or circumstances have hindered them from coming out and know that there are people ready to love them, celebrate them and support them!"