Bachelor winner Rachael Kirkconnell feels 'abandoned' by ex Matt James after his 'cold' behavior on After the Final Rose

BACHELOR winner Rachael Kirkconnell feels “abandoned” by ex Matt James after his “cold” behavior on After The Final Rose, an insider told The Sun. 

Despite the contestant receiving Matt’s final rose, it was revealed on last night’s finale that the pair have since split off-camera due to resurfaced photos of Rachael at an Antebellum party. 

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The controversial pictures have been at the center of the franchises’ racism scandal this season and all of the drama was brought up on After The Final Rose. 

As the Georgia native confronted him on stage, Matt appeared furious and hardly said a word or looked at his ex. 

According to an insider, the 24-year-old is “devastated” at the results of the emotional finale. 

A source exclusively told The Sun: "With how cold Matt was to her, it’s heartbreaking because she really still loves him. She feels abandoned by Matt. 

“Not only does she feel abandoned, but the whole family feels abandoned. He didn’t just have an impact on her, he got close with the whole family.”



The informant added the breakup has caused “tension” within the family as it has been “a lot” for everyone to handle. 

Despite the conflict, the source claimed “Rachael would take Matt back in a heartbeat.”

“The sad reality is she genuinely loved him even if he didn’t love her in the way we all thought,” they concluded. 

Following months of Rachael, 24, battling accusations of being “racist,” the frontrunner became Matt’s final pick during last night's explosive finale. 

Despite emphasizing he is "ready to find" his wife all season, Matt did NOT get down on one knee as is typical Bachelor tradition.



However, he said that he cannot "imagine his life without” Rachael and even said he knew she was his "future wife and mother of his children.”

The TV hunk then gave his final rose to Rachael as they shared a passionate kiss and rode off into the sunset on a horse-drawn carriage.

However, while the season was airing, photos of Rachael resurfaced that showed her attending an “Antebellum” plantation party with deep ties to the Confederacy in 2018. 

The photos resurfaced on the internet months after filming concluded and when the season began airing on ABC. 



Though the couple initially made their relationship work, they broke up off-camera last month. 

The aftermath of their breakup was aired in a tension-filled segment on After The Final Rose last night with host Emmanuel Acho orchestrating the strained relationship. 

Rachael sobbed as she told Matt:  "I've never experienced a love like this. I don't see anyone else out there for me. 

“At this point I just don't see how I can have these same feelings for someone else.”

According to an insider, Rachael is “completely done” with the franchise after being the center of the show’s racism scandal. 

“No, she would never go on Bachelor In Paradise,” a source spilled. 

“She doesn’t want anything to do with the show anymore. She regrets going on it in the first place and has had enough,” it was added.

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