That’s her man — and he or she needs the world to know! Rachael Kirkconnell clapped again at a sports activities announcer who incorrectly claimed that her boyfriend, Matt James, was “single” quite a few instances throughout a current movie star basketball event.
“Anytime Matt would do one thing, announcer: ‘Girls, he’s single,’” the Georgia native, 25, wrote by way of her Instagram Story on Monday, August 22, alongside two movies of the previous season 25 Bachelor, 30, taking part in within the Monster Power Big3 Superstar Recreation in Atlanta. “Like what?!!?! actually a very good 10 instances.”
James and Kirkconnell — who gained her boyfriend’s season of The Bachelor — have been going sturdy since reconciling their relationship in April 2021, one month after they break up because of the Georgia School alum’s racism scandal. (In early 2021, a photograph of Kirkconnell attending an “Previous South”-themed occasion on a plantation surfaced on-line, main followers to accuse the fact star of being racist.)
In April, James bought candid about his future with Kirkconnell on Us Weekly’s “Right here for the Proper Causes” podcast.
“I wouldn’t be with somebody that I wasn’t contemplating marrying, particularly at this level in my life,” the North Carolina native completely informed Us. “We’ve talked about dwelling in the identical metropolis and what these subsequent steps appear to be. Every thing’s on the desk.”
Kirkconnell agreed, telling Us in July: “The one timeline I give him is I used to be like, ‘I gotta have children earlier than, you understand, I can’t have children,’” she mentioned, laughing. “So preserve that in thoughts.”
Whereas James additionally referred to the graphic designer as his “greatest buddy,” not everyone seems to be as enamored with Kirkconnell as he’s.
Tyler Cameron, the season 23 Bachelor and James’ shut buddy, completely informed Us final month that he and the previous Bachelor contestant don’t all the time see eye-to-eye.
“We simply have our personal methods of clashing,” the mannequin, 29, defined to Us. “I don’t like listening to folks typically. And he or she’s sturdy and he or she has a very good opinion on a variety of issues. And typically I don’t need to hear it.” Nonetheless, he famous, Kirkconnell “all the time means effectively” and is a “actually good particular person.”
Cameron’s clarification got here on the heels of a shady remark he made concerning the couple on a Could episode of Watch What Occurs Dwell With Andy Cohen, throughout which he opined that James and Kirkconnell have a “love-hate” relationship.
The contractor additionally shut down rumors that he and James are not pals.
“I believe folks suppose [Matt and I aren’t friends] as a result of we’re simply not in one another’s on a regular basis lives like we was,” he defined to Us. “I believe it’s a part of rising up. It’s a part of coming into a relationship.”
He added: “All of us have these pals that they develop up, they begin courting their particular person, they get married, they do their factor and also you see him whenever you see him.”