‘The Bachelor’s Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell hung out collectively in NYC earlier this week following their February cut up.
Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell could have reunited, however they’re not again collectively, in accordance with E! News. Bachelor Nation went right into a frenzy when Reality Steve reported that Matt and Rachael have been in New York City collectively in early April, however there was reportedly no romantic reconciliation between the exes, who met on season 25 of The Bachelor. The exes “have been in touch, but are not back together,” a supply advised E! The web site additionally reported that Matt and Rachael’s NYC reunion happened as a result of she’d been “trying to reach” him, and he “finally agreed” to see her.
“Matt and Rachael are completely just friends,” E!’s insider stated. “He has no intentions of dating her in the future.” Rachael was Matt’s closing decide on The Bachelor, which was filmed throughout the fall of 2020. Although they didn’t get engaged, they left the present as a pair. As The Bachelor was airing in January and February, although, Rachael discovered herself on the heart of a significant racism controversy when controversial outdated images of her surfaced on-line. In the pics, she was attending an antebellum-themed social gathering.
The scenario clearly took a toll on Racahel and Matt’s relationship, and on After the Final Rose in March, they revealed that they’d damaged up weeks earlier. Rachael apologized and took accountability for her previous actions in various Instagram posts, in addition to on After the Final Rose, however the injury had been finished. “As Rachael acknowledged in her apology, there’s a lot of work that needs to be done,” Matt stated on ATFR. “I have to take a step back and allow her to put in that work. I’m looking forward to seeing her put in that work. We’re not together.”
Matt admittedly “dismissed” the discuss Rachael’s previous at first, chalking it as much as Internet slander. However, when Rachael got here clear, he began “questioning everything” of their relationship, he stated. During a follow-up interview on Good Morning America, he additionally admitted to not having deep sufficient conversations about race with the white contestants on his season. “Hindsight is 20/20,” he shared, “But I probably should’ve asked more clarifying questions.”