It's official, Matt James has begun filming for his season of The Bachelor. His friends and fans are over the moon for him and Bachelor Nation is on the edge of its seat waiting for the upcoming seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette!

Matt James Begins Filming For The Bachelor

This is not a drill! Matt James just posted to Twitter saying "See y'all in 2 months" which means he has handed over his phone to Bachelor production and will be fully engulfed in his journey to find love. One fan commented, "Find your girl, Matt!"

Matt has made history by being the very first Black Bachelor lead in history! 


His story is a touching one - Matt is best friends with former Bachelorette contestant and fan-favorite, Tyler Cameron, from Hannah Brown's season. Tyler was very very close with his mother whom we met during the Bachelorette. Tragically she passed away suddenly from a brain aneurysm. Before she passed away she nominated her son's best friend Matt for The Bachelorette. Matt told Entertainment Tonight,

"She would be happy to know that I followed through with it. She had nominated me and I think she saw everything that it did for Tyler and the way that he changed as a man, and me being his roommate and being one of her sons, I think that she wanted something like that for myself. So I wanted to see it [through] for her."

Matt is a big-hearted and handsome person, perfect for The Bachelor and we can't wait to see his love journey! Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams' combined season of The Bachelorette will be airing soon and then we will be getting Matt James! It will be a busy and exciting time on ABC