AceShowbiz - Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell didn't get engaged at the finale of Matt's season of "The Bachelor", but they declared their love for each other. Apparently, they didn't have a chance to bring their romance to the next level due to Rachael's scandal over her past racist behavior.
Matt shockingly announced that she broke up with Rachael during "After the Final Rose" which was filmed and aired in March 2021, three months after they filmed the finale. "We're not [together]," Matt said on "After the Final Rose". "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."