The 29-year-old Bachelor alum reunited with the winner of Season 25, Page Six reported on Wednesday (May 5).
“They are back together, but Matt is hesitant to publicly and outrightly confirm it right now because it’s still fresh and they still have issues to work through,” a source told the outlet.
“Rachael already faced scrutiny for her past, and now all eyes have shifted to Matt, so he’s feeling pressure to set a good example for other black men. He’s aware that people are not going to be happy that he jumped back into a relationship with Rachael so soon. So while he is happy to have her in his life again, he is not ready to scream it from the rooftops yet.”
Rachael confirmed that they are together in a WSJ Magazine profile published on the same day, while Matt said they are “trying to make it work.”
He also said that when it comes to romance, he’s aiming to “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.”
“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,” he added.
For those who didn’t know, after the season had wrapped, photos from Rachael‘s past surfaced and showed that she had attended an Antebellum party in 2018. At first, Matt was sticking by her side, but he couldn’t continue their relationship after Rachael expressed that she didn’t understand why people were offended by the images.
Since that time, Matt and Rachael were seen together, and another report emerged that they weren’t back together and were just friends. Find out what Matt James said about the status of their relationship at the end of April.