Where Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell Reportedly Stand 1 Month After ATFR

Where do Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell stand?
Where do Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell stand? | Craig Barritt/Getty Images

They say time heals all wounds, but it looks like one month is understandably not enough time for The Bachelor alums Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell. Though Rachael won The Bachelor season 25, the two stars split while the season aired on ABC. And by the After the Final Rose special, they weren't exactly on the best of terms. In the weeks since ATFR, even more developments have gone down for the pair, and now it looks like they aren't on speaking terms any longer.

In case you missed it, The Bachelor season 25 was overshadowed by controversy after it came out that contestant Rachael attended an Antebellum party in college and was accused of other racially insensitive actions in her past. Considering Matt was the first-ever Black Bachelor, it was so upsetting to see a historic season be so muddled with awful drama. If you fast forward to today, it looks like their relationship is a thing of the past. And surprisingly, it looks like that's Rachael's choice.

According to Us Weekly, Rachael could not take the news that Matt had been talking to another woman after they split. There was supposedly some shady stuff going on, with reports claiming Matt didn't tell Rachael at first that he was seeing someone else, and apparently he was talking to them at the same time. A source tells Us Weekly:

"Rachael and Matt are on non-speaking terms after she learned about him lying about being in communication with another girl. He was in Atlanta this weekend, which is less than an hour away from where Rachael resides, and he has not reached out to her to make amends or apologize. As far as she’s concerned, what they had is in the past now."

Rachael seemed totally unbothered on Instagram this weekend, posing with a wine glass and writing in her caption, "serotonin levels are off the chart."

Given everything that's gone down between the reality stars, I'd say a forever split is probably for the best.