Bachelor star Colton Underwood has no time for the haters.
There are people out there who didn’t want to see Colton as the next leading man, but he told Entertainment Tonight that he’s not listening to the noise.
“I haven’t paid attention to it too much. But I’m not perfect…. I’m just focused on finding my wife and being here and living in the moment,” he said.
“There probably would’ve been a little hesitation if I didn’t do Bachelorette or Bachelor in Paradise before, because it finally allowed me to take a step back from the situation and see what I’ve learned and how I’ve grown.”
He continued, “There was zero hesitations once it was all through.”
Though he was competing for the job alongside fellow Bachelorette pals Blake Horstmann and Jason Tartick, there are no hard feelings.
“I’ve spoken to both of them since being announced, and they’re both super excited. They were very encouraging, and I wouldn’t expect anything less because that’s the type of people that they are,” he said.
“We have [talked things out]. That’s the beauty of all this. We said going into it, ‘We’re never gonna let this shift our friendship.’”
He continued, “We have such a good support system, that was one thing we knew coming up on Becca’s season, we all shared this weird bond, this weird brotherhood, this friendship, and it was so cool and unique.”
Though he is just 26-year-old, Colton is determined to find a wife and become a dad ASAP!
“I’m all in. I want to find a wife, I want to find somebody who I’m going to spend the rest of my life with. I want to find somebody who is going to be a mother to my children,” he expressed.
“My mom had me when she was 24, so I want to be a young, cool dad. I want to have some fun with my kids growing up.”