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Bachelor star Rachael Kirkconnell 'regrets joining show & will NEVER go on Bachelor In Paradise' after Matt James split

BACHELOR winner Rachael Kirkconnell will “NEVER” join Bachelor In Paradise as she “regrets” going on the show all together, a source exclusively told The Sun. 

After fans labeled the TV contestant as “racist” following resurfaced photos attending a 2018 Antebellum bash, Rachael, 24, had a dramatic split with Matt James.

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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. 

According to an insider, Rachael is “completely done” with the franchise. 

“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. 

The informant also claimed that Rachael “has not spoken” to Matt since filming After The Final Rose but “she wants to get in contact with him.”



“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 thought,” the source said. 

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 went viral on the internet months after filming concluded and around the time the season began airing on ABC. 

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

“We’re not together. 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. … You know what was a long time ago? Plantations,” Matt said with a stern voice to host Emmanuel on the finale. 


Matt was joined by Rachael to discuss why their relationship didn't work out.

She broke down in tears as he said she "didn't fully understand my blackness and what it means to be a Black man in America and what it would mean for our kids.”

The reality show leading man added that seeing the photos "broke my heart.”

When Rachael was asked to explain how she is different today than in 2018, she said that he was "the only reason" she joined the show.

The contestant added: "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.”


Rachael continued to fight back tears as Matt encouraged her to educate herself.

Emmanuel then asked Rachael if there is anything she'd like to tell Matt in case they never speak again.

She wiped tears away before stating: "All I want is for you to be happy and I just want what's best for you and I am sorry.”

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