Rachael Kirkconnell and Matt James ABC/Craig Sjodin; Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock The former Bachelor made headings on Friday after news surfaced that he was dating someone days after he was seen socializing with his ex in New York City on Tuesday, April 6. A source told Us at the time that Kirkconnell discovered that James was “speaking to another lady “while she was visiting him
in the Huge Apple.”Rachael is really psychological today because she was really confident that things were going to work out. She’s still trying to process this,” the expert stated, adding it “does not appear like they will be returning together.”
A source near to James, however, informed United States on Friday that the previous college athlete was “not searching for a romantic relationship with Rachael after he ended it with her” during the After the Final Rose special last month.
The expert discussed that the North Carolina native “tried to make it clear to her that he just desires to be good friends,” keeping in mind that “Matt is a caring and encouraging person, so he wouldn’t wish to block her out of his life totally.”
James and Kirkconnell satisfied on season 25 of The Bachelor, which recorded in late 2020. While the truth TELEVISION star selected the graphic designer as the winner of his season, the pair called it quits in February, after Kirkconnell’s racially insensitive actions from the previous resurfaced.
The duo revealed their separation in March during the season’s After the Last Rose unique. Although the exes looked relaxing in New york city this month, a source told United States on Thursday, April 8, that the hangout was purely platonic. “They’re not officially back together,” the expert said, exposing that they have, however, “been communicating this entire time.”
Kirkconnell, who declared that she still loved James last month after excusing her “offensive and racist” actions a month prior, is now left selecting up the pieces after Amerling spoke up about her love with James during an Instagram Live chat with Reality Steve on Friday.
Reality Steve attended to James’ rumored new relationship, prior to Grace joined the discussion, saying, “I seem like Rachael is actually a victim here.” She likewise declared that James joined the franchise for the popularity.
A source later verified to Us that Grace went on dates with the Wake Forest University alum before he was on the ABC series which James attempted to get her to be a candidate on his season. The insider claimed that James contacted her after he broke up with Kirkconnell and asked her to hangout on Sunday, April 4, after supposedly purchasing Kirkconnell a plane ticket to see him one day prior.
After seeing photos of the Georgia College & & State University graduate and James together in New York, Truth Steve linked the two women who shared their sides of the story with one another, the source discussed.
Regardless of the drama, the source near to James told United States on Friday, “There appears to simply be a big miscommunication between” him and Kirkconnell. The expert added that James has been open about wishing to be able to “support one another as they both have gone through this journey together,” but made it clear a romantic relationship wasn’t going to happen.
With reporting by Diana Cooper
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Published at Sat, 10 Apr 2021 00:07:34 +0000