The big news of the day?
Former The Bachelor star Colton Underwood came out as gay.
Underwood, who was the problematic titular bachelor in 2019's season of the hit series, came out publicly in an interview with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts. The former reality star previously drew backlash over stories he stalked and harassed a woman from the show, Cassie Randolph.
As for his more recent headlines, someone may have predicted it beforehand...
Out gay star Billy Eichner (Difficult People, Billy On The Street) met Underwood during The Bachelor.
"Maybe you're the first gay bachelor and we don't even know!" said Eichner on set, to which Underwood stammered a response and then cut himself off rather quickly.
Eichner acknowledged the gift of prophecy on his Twitter.
I’m happy for @colton. If you’re gay, be gay! I’ve been gay forever & I love it! https://t.co/vuDWy7HVap— billy eichner (@billy eichner) 1618414631.0
And the rest of the internet certainly reacted to it as well.
The power that @billyeichner has https://t.co/AXvYdZuWRA— Matt (@Matt) 1618450698.0
Omggg it was in front of us the whole time ! https://t.co/ySTdBrTqbO— Amal mohamed (@Amal mohamed) 1618448043.0
Billy clocked him before anyone else https://t.co/Q3WzWRNble— Sex_=_Therapy (@Sex_=_Therapy) 1618444248.0
CRYINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. @billyeichner knew all along. https://t.co/ultJUglb3O— ∞ Shannon Nicole (@∞ Shannon Nicole) 1618440019.0
Underwood's coming out was reportedly a difficult one for him.
While struggling to accept his sexuality, he had thoughts of suicide.
"There was a moment in L.A. that I woke up and I didn't think I was going to wake up. I didn't have the intentions of waking up. And I did. And for me, I think that was my wake-up call of, 'This is your life. Take back control'."
Well... @BillyEichner knew it all along https://t.co/WMRJDT0yrD— Yann (@Yann) 1618403056.0
It was Eichner all along https://t.co/WKcfvs1758— Yann (@Yann) 1618412894.0
@yannhatchuel @billyeichner omg. inside his mind: https://t.co/e6wWo34lbH— Alex Rocca (@Alex Rocca) 1618407743.0
@yannhatchuel @billyeichner https://t.co/EgQ6ufDORC— samuelson (@samuelson) 1618410474.0
As for dating, Underwood says he's not there yet.
"I still haven't had an emotional connection with a man. I've never allowed myself to, and it's never been, sort of, in my cards to let myself get there. And I want to more than anything. I'm looking for someone who can push me and challenge me in all the great ways."
colton had more chemistry with billy eichner than any of the contestants on his season and this was foreshadowing a… https://t.co/U5PxRct7Ul— clarise renaldi queen of genovia (@clarise renaldi queen of genovia) 1618403269.0
Billy Eichner really saw Colton Underwood coming (out) https://t.co/K9Jz8ddMB0— johnny (@johnny) 1618404497.0
@homeofsexuals Billy Eichner: Maybe you’re the first gay Bachelor and we don’t even know! Colton Underwood: https://t.co/s0jTqnwDIh— Sunspot Summers (@Sunspot Summers) 1618408175.0
Eichner may have predicted this bit of the future, but Underwood's journey is just beginning.
Billy dropped a second prediction in response to the news.
Here’s how Hollywood works: Colton’s gonna get a GLAAD Award before I do 😂😂😂— billy eichner (@billy eichner) 1618416407.0
@billyeichner You'll never get a GLAAD award. I've been on hold for thirty years.— Scott Thompson (@Scott Thompson) 1618425313.0
@billyeichner Well...we all know how this works! https://t.co/EPvOXjfq4t— Kalen Allen (@Kalen Allen) 1618417097.0
Congratulations to Colton Underwood on coming out, and congratulations to Billy Eichner for becoming the new gay oracle.