Matt James proves his love for Rachael Kirkconnell with sweet birthday tribute
Matt james handed out something sweeter than a rose.
The old one Bachelor lead took to Instagram to celebrate his girlfriend Rachel kirkconnell25th anniversary on Sunday September 26. In true Matt style, the reality TV star shared an ultra-romantic tribute to his principal lady, which only proved their love is the real deal.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God is with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you – Deuteronomy 31: 6,” Matt began his Instagram caption, quoting a bible verse. .
He added: “Happy birthday to my emergency contact @rachaelkirkconnell. I love you.”
Along with his post, Matt posted a photo collage featuring heartwarming moments with Rachael, including a candid image of the two during his season of The single person, which aired earlier this year. One photo showed the couple interacting with children at a school, while another showed them taking a selfie on a casual afternoon outing.
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This is just one of the many adorable cries Matt has posted in honor of his girlfriend.
The two, who fell in love in the 25th season of The single person, put their romance to the test after images of Rachael attending an Antebellum plantation-themed party resurfaced online and sparked controversy.
After the season finale of the dating series, in which Matt made history as the first black man in the ABC franchise, the couple decided to go their separate ways.
However, they gave their love another chance and officially rekindled their romance last summer.
In May, Matt frankly discussed his relationship with Rachael and even detailed the qualities he loves about her.
“The best thing about Rachael is her heart,” Matt shared on The pump podcast. “She’s the nicest, caring, understanding person I’ve ever met. Everything we’ve been through, everything she’s been through, she’s stuck by my side. She continued to have a positive attitude. to everything. It’s one of the many things I love about her. “
The real estate broker also admitted that before deciding to get back together, Rachael gave him an ultimatum.
“I wasn’t really honoring the commitment I made to work on the relationship,” Matt explained, adding, “It was just a conversation that came to Jesus with Rachael where she was like, ‘If you want to do make it work, let’s do it. But, if you’re not going to make it work, then I’ll let you do your own thing. ‘”
These days, the couple seem happier than ever.
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