Rachael Kirkconnell won Matt James’ final rose on his season of The Bachelor, even though she didn’t get his first impression rose.
But there were issues in their relationship on the show, too. James was the first Black Bachelor in the history of the program when racially offensive images from Kirkconnell’s background surfaced as the season was airing and strained their relationship. The pair briefly split up, but were able to mend their differences, and they have been together ever since.
Regarding his and Kirkconnell’s post-show romance, James told PEOPLE in May 2022, “The best thing for us was to remove ourselves from the show, from everything.”
In recent weeks, breakup rumors have centered on Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell from The Bachelor. What is happening between them has left fans perplexed. Matt has now shared another video that has sparked even more discussion. Is it true that he just debunked the breakup rumors? Continue reading for more information.
Is Matt James’ new video proof that he and Rachael are dating?
Fans are buzzing after Matt James shared a video on Instagram. Rumors have circulated that he and Rachael are no longer together, or that they are having difficulties. Based on the content they are sharing, it appears that he and Rachael do not want to discuss any issues that may arise.
The couple has not been together recently, despite their social media posts leading one to believe they have. Matt recently posted an Instagram video of him and Rachael eating pasta at a restaurant.
Fans flocked to the comments section to express their joy that these two were finally together. However, not everything appears to be as it appears.
Rachael and Matt, courtesy of Instagram
Fans who follow both Matt and Rachael on social media are aware that she is currently not in the same city as him. Rachael has been posting from the Virgin Islands for the entire week. Instead of being bundled up in a sweatshirt and eating pasta in New York, she is having fun in the sun.
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Is Matt purposefully misleading fans into believing there are no issues between him and Rachael? This is not the first video he has shown her in the last few weeks. He also shared a video advertisement for a deodorant that he had previously filmed.
Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell’s Relationship Story
Rachael Kirkconnell and Matt James met during the 25th season of The Bachelor in 2021. The first Black Bachelor, Matt, selected Rachael as his winner. Rachael’s attendance at a fraternity formal with a plantation theme in 2018 raised eyebrows, though, and their relationship came under fire. Immediately following the publication of the photos, Matt and Rachael split up.
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Following discussions about racial issues and racism, Matt and Rachael got back together in April 2021. They started dating soon after, and they have been open about it on social media. As “one of the only couples from that franchise still going strong,” Matt and Rachael were quoted as saying by PEOPLE magazine in May 2022.
In their relationship, Matt and Rachael have encountered some difficulties, but they have also demonstrated that they are committed to overcoming them. They are a rare instance of a couple from The Bachelor franchise who have managed to face challenges together and remain committed.
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