Matt James holder Rachael Kirkconnell very close to his side ̵
1; strolling around NYC – as they try to bounce back as a couple after her racism scandal.
The former ‘Bachelor’ hung out with Rachael in the Big Apple on Tuesday – walked side by side on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and even put his arm around his back as they entered a building.
Matt told People last week that he “focused” on his relationship with Rachael and tried to make it work, and those shots show how much energy he pours into it. An eyewitness tells us that the couple held hands at one point.
However, he still keeps a low profile under a hoodie and sometimes a face mask. A bit like what we saw a little more than a week after we saw them take a beer with some friends in Santa Monica. Again, Matt hid out under a hoodie.
Despite all the public attention and pressure … their NYC hangout definitely looks like they’re moving past the race issues. Although the ‘Bachelor’ nation has not since Matt rejected her during the ceremony ‘After the Last Rose’.
As you know … Rachael had posed for pictures with sorority sisters at an antebellum-themed party and also liked racially insensitive pictures on IG, some of which had the Confederate flag.
Rachael made it clear that she was still in love with Matt after the split, and all indications are that he is all-in for her, too.
Cue that Peaches & Herb track!