AceShowbiz - Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell's whirlwind romance ended abruptly following the end of "The Bachelor" season 25. In light of racism scandal involving the graphic designer, the real estate broker announced in the "After the Final Rose" special that he had broken up with Rachael after photos showing Rachael at a plantation-themed party in college resurfaced. Saying "it's heartbreaking" that "Rachael might not understand what it means to be black in America," he explained that she needed to educate herself more before they could be together.
However, just as fast as the sparks between them flew at the first time, Matt appeared to have had a change of heart a month later. On April 24, the pair were spotted hanging out together at JuneShine in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, despite previously saying that they were not on speaking terms following their split. A few days later, the 28-year-old charity founder confirmed that he's focusing on relationship with Rachael and wasn't "pursuing any relationships right now outside of that." They have since been inseparable as reports said that they're planning to move in together.