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Matt James Confirms He’s Giving Rachael Kirkconnell a Second Chance

The Bachelor lead, Matt James, has confirmed that he and his ex Rachael Kirkconnell are giving their relationship shot.

In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, James said that he was ready to give love another try, and that it’s unfair to leave Kirkconnell as she tries to “be better.”

James’ season of the ABC dating show was historic, with him being the franchise’s first Black Bachelor. Kirkconnell received the final rose during the show’s March finale. However, there was a stream of controversy after Kirkconnell and her previous racist behavior was revealed.

During the post-finale special, After the Final Rose, the two appeared to be broken up, and Kirkconnell made an apology for her actions.

In the interview with WSJ, James said, “It’s on people who care about being allies to do the work to be truly antiracist, and I think it’s unfair to leave people without the ability to unlearn and be better.”

With the couple being back together, James says the work is being done as a unit.

“We can have critical conversations about being in this relationship and what I need in a partner — especially if that woman isn’t Black — to understand what comes with me and my life and being Black,” he said in the interview.

According to E News, a source said that the two are in a great place at the moment.

“Matt and Rachael talk every day and have seen each other multiple times in the last few weeks,” the source said.

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