Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell
The season 25 couple did not get engaged while shooting their finale in November 2020. Four months later, fans learned that Matt and Rachael called it quits while the show was airing after she made headlines for her past racially insensitive actions.
“We’re not [together],” Matt said on After the Final Rose, which filmed and aired in March 2021. “It’s heartbreaking. If you don’t understand that something like that is problematic in 2018, there’s a lot of me that you won’t understand. It’s as simple as that.”
Rachael, meanwhile, said she was “blindsided” by the split and insisted Matt was still the love of her life.
According to insiders, he ended their relationship over the phone in February 2021.
Relationship Length: Three Months
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