The Bachelor really is going through it these days.
We’re talking not just about the franchise, either, amid an ongoing racism scandal that has engulfed the Season 25 favorite and also the only host the show has ever known.
We’re also talking about The Bachelor himsellf, Matt James.
Shortly after James addressed the Rachael Kirkconnell-Chris Harrison saga on Instagram, he went on a quartet of hometown dates with his final four.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the series brought Bri, Michelle, Rachael and Serena P.’s loved ones to Nemacolin Resort in Pennsylvania.
We opened with Michelle taking Matt on a bike ride and then on a virtual trip to the classroom in which she teaches.
“How many girlfriends do you have?” one student asked, to which Matt replied deftly: “I’ve got one right here, Ms. Young.”
Another student, Kelsey, wondered if the couple planned on having babies.
“That’s a great question. And yeah, I do want kids. A lot of them,” James responded, while later telliing another student that he and Michelle are discussing the whole marriage thing.
After these cute interactions, the pair kissed and Michelle told the cameras that the day had gone “even better” than she could’ve imagined.
“I’m falling in love with Matt,” she confessed, adding:
“And I think my family, they’re going to have no problem falling in love with him, too. But tonight, if they for some reason said, ‘No, we don’t like Matt,’ it would be really hard for me to move forward with our relationship.”
No pressure, though!
On her own, Michelle told her dad that she would accept a proposal from Matt.
When this same father proceeded to ask Matt if he loves her daughter, James diidn’t give a straight answer:
“I haven’t told her that yet and it’s not something I will share with her until I meant it. And I am all in for your daughter.”
Michelle, Matt and her parents ended the night playing basketball together.
“I connect with you in a way that I’ve never connected with anyone before, and so I do want you to know that after you meeting my family, I knew that I was going to take my emotions to a whole different level and I was ready for that,” Michelle said to Matt.
“And I can say that I am falling in love with you. And that makes me so excited and it’s so scary but it’s so genuine and it’s so real.”
They they smooched.
From there, it was Rachael’s time.
She picked James up in a sports car, blindfolded him and took him to another location — which ended up being the spot for skydiving!
Matt said it was the “perfect idea,” while Rachael admitted to being pretty anxious.
“It’s a different feeling when you’re falling in love and that person’s potentially, like, really hurt,” Matt told Rachael after both survived the adventure, but the latter took a hard fall.
“And the thought of losing you set in in that moment. I was like, damn we’re just getting started. I didn’t realize how strongly I felt until something like that happened to …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip