It seems that Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell are giving it another go … at least that's what one notorious "The Bachelor" tipster claims.
On April 6, Reality Steve, who is consistently accurate with his spoilers as they pertain to the ABC franchise, tweeted that Matt and Rachael have reconciled.
"It's been a while but here's some news: Matt and Rachael? Yeah, they're not over," he tweeted. "They're currently in New York together. FYI."
Around that same time, the Instagram account Deux Moi shared images that appear to show the duo in Brooklyn together, although the snaps didn't show the couple's faces.
The relationship between the duo has been complicated. Matt, the first Black lead of "The Bachelor," picked Rachael on the season 25 finale of the ABC show, but he didn't propose. Still, he said he was committed to Rachael and envisioned her as his wife.
However, not long after the finale was filmed (but before it aired), three-year-old social media images surfaced that show Rachael at an Antebellum-themed party. She also "liked" other images that contained a Confederate flag and posted QAnon conspiracy theories online.
On the "After the Final Rose" special, Matt said he and Rachael were no longer together due to her past racist acts. While on the special, Matt said, "It's heartbreaking. If you don't understand that something like that is problematic in 2018, there's a lot of me that you won't understand. It's as simple as that."
Rachael acknowledged that she was still in love with Matt, but he appeared to squash any hopes of a reconciliation and said she needed to confront her racist actions and work on herself.
"When I questioned our relationship, it was in the context of you not fully understanding my Blackness and what it means to be a Black man in America," he told her. "It broke my heart because this is the last conversation I thought we'd be having. I didn't sign up to have this conversation."