Colton Underwood Recounts Experience Meeting His Egg Donor over Zoom: 'It Was Like Extreme Tinder'

The former 'Bachelor' star is currently on the path to fatherhood with husband Jordan C. Brown

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Colton Underwood

Colton Underwood had a unique experience when meeting his future egg donor.

The former Bachelor star, 32, appeared on Wondery's I Love My Kid, But... podcast on Tuesday, chatting with hosts Megan Gailey, Kurt Braunohler and Chris Garcia about his multi-year journey to fatherhood. Underwood, who tied the knot with husband Jordan C. Brown in 2023, opened up about his process in choosing an egg donor.

"We saw a picture, we actually had the opportunity to Zoom with our cameras off...I wanted to remain anonymous for privacy reasons," Underwood recalled on the podcast. "We got to see pictures, videos, her family, her brothers and Dad, all of their health records, education."

"It was like an extreme Tinder, but like for the future biological mother."

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In February, Underwood told PEOPLE that he had begun the process to fatherhood two years ago with Brown. He has been chronicling the entire process on his new podcast, Daddyhood, which launched Feb. 21.

“I think outside of the LGBTQ+ matters — the obvious discrimination and what's at stake for us — straight couples too, need to stop putting the blame on the women. I think that's one thing that I could at least say, from two men going through this, is I've had some fertility issues and struggles, and I don't think a lot of men openly talk about that," Underwood shared.

“I mean right away, my husband gets his results back for his sperm count and he had incredible, great numbers, and I got mine back and all my sperm was dead. And I think immediately I was just like, 'Oh, what does this mean? It means I'm sterile and can't have kids now.' And it was not a great feeling," he added.

At first, Underwood couldn't understand why he had tested so poorly, and he admitted that the discouraging results were tough on his self-esteem.

"I think one of the reasons why men don't talk about it is it's sort of a blow to the ego. They're just like, 'Why me, I'm an alpha man? How can I not do the most simple task a man can do?' And I very much sort of had that approach going into it," he said.

"I was like, 'I'm healthy. I work out every day. I've got this.' And then my doctor gave me my results back and I had four sperm and three of them weren't moving and one of them was not looking great either, so I quite literally had no sperm.”

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