Matt james talks about the controversy surrounding Bachelor competitor Rachael Kirkconnell.
Since the premiere of season 25 of the ABC dating series, Bachelor Nation fans criticized the past behavior of the graphic designer on social networks. Additionally, a TikTok user, who claimed to have attended Rachael High School, said she bullied her.
As of now, the 24-year-old star has yet to comment publicly on the charges against her. However, it is important to note that most Bachelor contestants are generally unable to respond to fan comments while the show is still on air.
After Monday night’s episode, Matt opened up about the online reaction the Georgia native received in an interview with Entertainment tonight.
“I haven’t spoken to anyone since the show ended, but I would say you have to be very careful what you do on social media,” he explained of the allegations on February 2. “Rumors are dark and nasty and can ruin people’s lives. So I would give people the benefit of the doubt, and I hope she has her time to talk about it.”
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“There is a lot of stuff going around about the women involved in the show,” said the 29-year-old. “I would just give them a chance to have their room, whether it was someone who left overnight or someone who came home last night.”
He added: “Everyone has a story, and I would just be receptive to that.”
The single person star doesn’t just talk, either. In last night’s episode of February 1, Matt sent home several women, a few of whom have been described as bullies by other candidates.
But if Monday night’s episode was any indication, two things were made very clear: Matt doesn’t tolerate any drama and Rachael is proving to be a favorite.
In fact, the duo had their first one-on-one date, during which the graphic designer enjoyed a shopping spree. When she cried on her new Christian Louboutin heels, Matt was taken aback and looked even more struck by her.
After dinner Matt admitted that he could see himself falling in love with Rachael and proposing to her.
“I think it was at that first group date that she really caught my attention …” said Matt. AND of his instant attraction to Rachael. “It’s been a steady progression … since week one. It was a feeling I hadn’t felt, and … it’s nothing. [producers are] tell me to say or do, it’s right, I felt it in the moment and I had never felt it before. “
Of course, it’s too early to say who will win the heart of the reality TV personality. But if you need a refresher on the contenders still in the running, E! The news has you covered. Click here.
The single person airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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