Former Bachelorette Becca Kufrin has nothing but good things to say about her ex Colton Underwood.
Though Becca sent Colton home on her season of The Bachelorette, she ended up talking to him again when she popped by Bachelor in Paradise this past season.
The interaction was tough for Colton — who spent most of the episode crying over Becca — but it ended up being cathartic for him in the end.
“I went into Paradise thinking I was going to be reading a date card, so I had no idea what I was going to be doing,” she told Elite Daily.
“But Colton and I, we left on great terms and we had talked since then and had a good friendship, so to see him down and sad, especially when him and Garrett were so close, I was like, ‘Look, take every day day by day, don’t freak out, and just do what’s right for you,’” she said.
“I think the main thing with him that day freaking out was just [that] he felt like he was constantly defending his relationship, whether it was with me or with Tia.”
She continued, “So I was like, ‘Look, ours is in the past, move on, if you guys want to make it work, you will. If not, don’t force anything.’ I think I was just talking to him like I would any friend.”
Now that Colton is The Bachelor, Becca wants the 26-year-old to just focus on his relationship.
“He knows what’s right for him and his relationship and so everyone’s gonna have their two cents, but if he can just focus on him and the relationship, that’s all that matters,” she expressed.
“Just know that it’s not going to last forever. It seems like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is gonna go on’… but it’ll go by fast. And then he’ll look back and miss those quiet moments.”