Matt James stated Rachael Kirkconnell introduced him with an “ultimatum” that in the end compelled his hand into absolutely committing to a relationship together with her.
“She was like, ‘For those who’re going to make this work, let’s do it. However, should you’re not going to make it work, I’m going to allow you to do your individual factor,'” he stated on the “Pomp” podcast Tuesday.
“That’s actually all I wanted. It was an ultimatum that I wanted,” he continued. “It’s been nice. It was actually a dedication that we made to one another that we have been going to work on the connection.”
James, 29, additionally admitted that at one level he wasn’t “actually honoring” his dedication to 24-year-old Kirkconnell.
A supply confirmed to Web page Six in early Could that “The Bachelor” star and his winner have been formally again collectively, however he was “hesitant” to take it public due to “points” they have been working by way of collectively.
They pair then loved an outing collectively on a seashore in Miami the place they have been photographed wanting cozy.
The primary Black “Bachelor” in franchise historical past, James gave his last rose to graphic designer Kirkconnell, although they didn’t get engaged as a result of allegations of Kirkconnell’s racially insensitive conduct on social media surfaced together with pictures of her at an antebellum-themed social gathering in faculty. She apologized in February.
“There have been tough patches in our relationship [and] we truly broke up for a second. We’re again collectively [now],” James defined on the “Pomp” podcast. “Every part we’ve been by way of, all the things she’s been by way of, she’s caught proper by my aspect. She’s continued to have a optimistic perspective. It’s one of many many issues I like about her.”
James reaffirmed that he’s absolutely dedicated to Kirkconnell and “not pursuing any relationships proper now exterior of that.”