The Bachelor's Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph Split: 'Some People Are Meant to Be Friends'

But it wasn't always smooth sailing. In his recent memoir, The First Time, Underwood revealed that he and Randolph briefly split last August.

“To put it very frank, after the show, we realized we weren’t communicating as well as we once did,” Underwood told PEOPLE after the book was published in March. “Nobody was forcing us to talk about real things going on, so we let a lot of things build up.”

Ultimately, “in a weird way, I kind of broke up with myself,” he added. “I was like, I feel like we need to figure this out and in order to do that, we need space. She agreed. So it was a mutual thing.”

They soon reconciled, but Underwood said it "was a very real and very emotional breakup."

"It was also very good to be real and emotional because it forced us to have conversations and move on," he said. "Now, we know the flags to look for. When issues start to creep up, it's like, let's go have a conversation. We're trying to be more transparent and honest and really trust each other.

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