Rachael Kirkconnell was spotted visiting « Bachelor » star Matt James ‘apartment in Manhattan on Wednesday.
Kirkconnell, a Georgia-based graphic designer, appeared to have easy access to James’ home on One Manhattan Square As a source said, she appeared to have a key when she entered the building without being enthusiastic.
Another source reported that Kirkconnell, whom James dumped after learning she was race insensitive Posted photos left the former « Bachelor » front man’s place as he ran errands in other parts of New York around 2:30 pm. ET on Wednesday.
Paparazzi photos then showed the reality star walking in Chinatown near James’ Lower East Side. He wore a black tank top, casual gray sweatshirts, white sneakers, and a face mask. She was also seen holding an iced coffee.
There were initial rumors that Kirkconnell and James, 29, could rekindle their relationship after a fan claimed they saw the couple in Williamsburg, Brooklyn .
« Bachelor » spoiler king Reality Steve then fueled speculation by tweeting, « It’s been a while, but here’s some news: Matt and Rachael? Yes, it’s not over yet. »
Before however, upon news of Kirkconnell’s visit to James’ house, a source close to the couple had insisted that they were not back together because James « was unwilling to get into a relationship right now ».
The former couple met on season 25 of « The Bachelor, » starring James, and chose Kirkconnell on the final episode – even though they never got engaged.
The couple revealed in « After the Final Rose ”that they split during the show’s airing after photos of Kirkconnell resurfaced online at a 2018 antebellum party and sparked backlash.
« It’s heartbreaking, it’s disappointing, » said James of the breakup. « When I questioned our relationship, it was related to [Rachael] not understanding my blackness … that’s why we can’t be in a relationship. »
Shortly after the split, Kirkconnell said on Instagram that she was having a hard time, adding, “I really believe that he was the love of my life. He will always hold a piece of my heart. “
James said in March he was focusing on himself and said, » I’m working on myself. I’m not going out. «
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