Matt James has shared how life is going for him after The Bachelor! In a recent interview with People, the season 25 star talked about what he has been up to as of late, and where he hopes to see himself down the road.
James shares what his goals are for the future
James opened up about what his priorities look like on both an individual and collective level during the interview. One of the things he discussed is a major athletic undertaking he's preparing for— running a marathon! "A lot of what I'm focused on right now is the work that I'm doing in the community and with the [marathon] training," he told People.
The former "Bachelor" also said he values "being at the center of meaningful conversations," and is looking to continue on that path. "I really enjoyed the conversations I had over the past few months and I think it'd be a lot of fun to be a voice on important issues," James explained. "That's where I see my future and where I'm pursuing opportunities."
James talks about relationship with Rachel Kirkconnell
James also shared that he and Rachel Kirkconnell have seen one another "a handful of times" after season 25 ended. The two began a relationship on the show, and she even ended up with the final rose! However, after old racist photos of Kirkconnell surfaced on social media, they ultimately parted ways.
While James confirmed their split during the After the Final Rose post-show special, it now appears that he is interested in rekindling their romance. "I said I was going to focus on my relationship with her and that means focusing on it," James stated, mentioning he isn't looking for other relationships.
No wonder he has no interest in taking part in this summer's Bachelor in Paradise, saying there is "a negative chance" of him being on the show. "I think we're good on that," he said of both himself and former "Bachelor" Tyler Cameron.