Tia Booth Speaks on Colton Underwood as The Bachelor ... and Whether She's Joining

by at .  Updated at .

On Tuesday, Good Morning America confirmed that Colton Underwood is the next Bachelor. Some The Bachelor fans are hyped, while others are disappointed.

But one opinion that the entire Bachelor Nation wants to hear is Tia Booth's.

How is she taking the news -- and is she going to be vying for his hand?

Colton Underwood and Tia Booth: No Hard Feelings

If you're tired of speculation about how Tia feels about Colton becoming the leading man on The Bachelor, you're in luck -- she tweeted about it.

"Congratulations @Colt3FIVE," Tia's tweet begins.

Tia wishes him well, writing: "I hope your season is full of protein powder, puppies, and naps!"

She knew what countless fans had to be wondering, so she went ahead and answered.

"And NO," Tia writes. "I will NOT be a contestant on Colton’s season. Lord bless"

Colton Underwood and His Dog

Tia had more to say, and posted a sweet tribute to Colton on Instagram.

"Never ever regret following your heart," Tia writes to her fans and followers.

She does caution everyone that "things may not always work out as you planned."

That is certainly true.

"But," Tia believes. "They always work out as they should."

Colton Underwood with Tia Booth

You know how some people get out of a relationship or flirtation and wish that it had never ended?

Tia is not like that. Tia is feeling ready to move on.

"Thankful that this chapter of our lives has ended," Tia writes.

As much fun as she had, she's grateful that she has closure, "so new chapters can begin."

Tia then addresses Colton directly, writing: "I truly wish you the best, C."

Colton Underwood Works Out Shirtless

While on Good Morning America to confirm his upcoming role, Colton confirmed that he and Tia are over.

"We are finally on the same page for the first time in our relationship,” Colton shared.

To clarify, Colton announced: “We are just good friends."

"I’ll always love him," Tia told Us Weekly.

"I think he’ll always love me," Tia admits. "Just in a friendly way."

Tia Booth with Colton Underwood

Tia wasn't the only one of them to write a message on social media.

"Thank you for teaching me even more about myself," Colton writes in his own tribute to Tia on Instagram.

"And," Colton continues. "Most importantly, for your friendship that I know will continue far beyond Paradise."

"Don’t settle for anything less than the world," Colton says to Tia. "Because that’s what you deserve."

"Can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you and catch up on life some day," Colton concludes. "Preferably over a hot dog dinner."

Show Comments
Tags: , ,