On Monday night’s episode of The Bachelor, Matt James will meet the families of his final four women; Michelle, Bri, Rachael, and Serena P. As the season begins to wrap up, fans have been finding themselves wondering if James and the woman he chooses on the finale are still together. The short answer? Is yes.
Warning: Bachelor spoilers ahead.
According to Reality Steve, James chooses Rachael Kirkconnell in the end. He ends up sending his runner up, Michelle Young, home before the final rose ceremony. Interestingly, however, James does not propose to Kirkconnell on the finale. The two end up leaving Nemacolin Resort as boyfriend and girlfriend.
It’s unclear why James didn’t get down on one knee, but that will more than likely be addressed on the After the Final Rose special that is set to air in a few weeks.
Here’s what you need to know:
Matt James & Rachael Kirkconnell Are Still Together Today
Despite the controversy surrounding Rachael Kirkconnell, she and Matt James are still dating, according to Reality Steve. In his weekly reader emails blog, Steve Carbone was asked “Any idea how Matt and Rachael are doing?” to which he gave a very confident response.
“They are still together,” he wrote.
Many fans have been wondering if Kirkconnell’s self-described racist behavior in the past had an affect on her relationship with James. However, the two seem to be working through things, and they are apparently doing just fine.
Kirkconnell recently took to Instagram to apologize after photos of her attending an “Old South” formal back in 2018 surfaced online.
“I am sorry to the communities and individuals that my actions harmed or offended. I am ashamed about my lack of education, but it is no one’s responsibility to educate me. I am learning and will continue to learn how to be antiracist, because it’s important to speak up in the moment and not after you’re called out. If you are a person who doesn’t understand the offense in question, I urge you to learn from my mistakes and encourage you to use them as a teachable moment,” she wrote in part.
Matt James Is Still Posting Hints About Rachael Kirkconnell on His Instagram Stories Every Monday Night
For the past few weeks, Matt James has been posting hints that he chose Kirkconnell, and hasn’t been very shy about it, either. As previously reported by Heavy, James has been snacking on a homemade charcuterie every Monday night as he watches his season play out.
Fans were quick to point out that Kirkconnell is a big fan of charcuterie boards. Not only does she have one featured in her Instagram highlights, but she also submitted that as part of her bio for the show.
“Nothing makes her happier than a good movie, good wine, and charcuterie boards,” one line of her ABC bio reads. It may be obvious that his snack of choice is a nod to his leading lady, and each week that passes, he seems to be confirming that he and Kirkconnell are very much still an item.
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