Matt James says he’s ‘pursuing’ a relationship with his ex Rachael Kirkconnell

Matt James focuses on his relationship with Rachael Kirkconnell.

The Single Star revealed in a new interview that she is trying to fix things with Kirkconnell following their split and the fallout from their racist controversy. “I’ve seen Rachael a handful of times,” James said. People. “I’m not looking for any relationship right now outside of that. I said I would focus on my relationship with her and that means focus on her.”

Kirkconnell received a backlash earlier this year after photos surfaced of her attending a prewar-themed college party in 2018. She apologized in February and vowed to “keep learning how to be anti-racist.” During After the final roseJames said he wanted to “take a step back” from their relationship at the time and “allow her to do that job.”

When asked if he thinks Kirkconnell has been doing that job and educating himself about racism since the aftermath, James said People, “That’s something you could talk to her about.”

James also told the outlet that he hopes to personally continue to be a voice in his community. “Much of what I focus on now is the work that I am doing in the community …”, he continued. “Just being in the center of meaningful conversations, that’s what I’m looking to do.”

“I really enjoyed the conversations I had over the past few months and I think it would be a lot of fun to be a voice on important issues,” he added. “That is where I see my future and where I am looking for opportunities.”

The news comes just days after James and Kirkconnell were spotted in Los Angeles over the weekend, marking the second time they have been seen together since their breakup was revealed on After the final rose in March.

The couple were seen with friends twice over the weekend: once on friday at Bear Flag Fish Co. in Newport Beach, California, and again at Saturday night at JuneShine in Santa Monica. According to multiple DeparturesKirkconnell also visited James earlier this month in New York City, where he now lives.

The recent sightings have caused many fans in the Bachelor Nation to question what has been going on between the former couple. A source said ME! News earlier this week that the Single The alumni “haven’t gotten back together, but they definitely still have feelings. They are having a good time right now and everything is back to normal between them.”

“They have stayed at a friend’s house [in Orange County] trying to be discreet, “added the source.” Matt felt horrible about what happened to him and Rachael recently and wanted to see her. He started the visit. “

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