Bachelor Matt James Taps Brittney Elena’s Chest at All-Star Game

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Matt James and Brittney Elena.
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Oops! During Matt James’ stint on the basketball court docket at the 2022 Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, he caught warmth for grabbing one in every of his teammates.

As the previous Bachelor, 30, dribbled the ball throughout Friday’s recreation, a display screen recording through Twitter exhibits him pushing teammate Brittney Elena away. As the Real Husbands of Hollywood actress, 32, approached James, he reached a hand to push her again behind him, briefly placing his arms on her chest.

The North Carolina native quickly went viral on Twitter as diehard sports activities followers mentioned what went down.

“I don’t think I’ve seen guys do that either … what was he doing,” one social media consumer tweeted at the time. Another quipped, “The look on her face though lol.”

Elena, for her half, later confirmed that it was all an accident, writing through Twitter, “😂 😂 🤦‍♀️ 😂 😂 He said sorry y’all! It was a simple mistake lol.”

While the ABC Food Tours founder has but to deal with the mishap, his good pal Tyler Cameron weighed in.

“Damn Matt, air balled two free throws and a boob punch… not your night. And after your golf swing at the waste management open, we’re running out of sports you can try,” the You Deserve Better creator, 29, jokingly tweeted on Friday, referring to James’ {golfing} incident earlier this month.

When James participated within the Waste Management Phoenix Open on February 10, he practically took out a photographer due to an intense backswing. After he missed the ball on his first try, his shank hit a spectator on the sidelines.

“I just really want to apologize again for [hitting you],” the Dancing With the Stars alum mentioned in a Twitter message to photographer Steve Cortez after the incident. “I was not aiming for you — frankly, I don’t think I was aiming for anything and that’s the problem. I probably shouldn’t have even stepped out here. I owe you a beer. I owe you dinner. I owe you my life.”

While the previous school soccer participant did not show his athletic prowess throughout each the NBA recreation — after his free throws didn’t make it within the basket — and within the {golfing} pro-am, he fared a lot better on DWTS. James, and professional associate Lindsay Arnold, steadily improved their footwork earlier than being eradicated throughout the fourth week.

“After [The Bachelor was] over, [people were] expecting me to look a certain way, act a certain way. I’m Matt James. I’m not here to please them,” he opened as much as Us Weekly and different reporters in September 2021. “I’m here to be the best version of myself, and that has little to do with my appearance and more so about how I’m treating people and the work that I’m doing in the community and the type of impact I’m trying to leave. We get caught up on things like appearance. I think it’s kind of shallow … it’s comical. So, I just kind of grew it out in spite of what everyone wanted me to look like and just [wanted to] do me.”

James rose to fame because the season 25 lead of the ABC courting franchise, which started airing in January 2021. After falling for contestant Rachael Kirkconnell on the present, he gave the 25-year-old Georgia native his last rose by the season conclusion. After the pair briefly break up in March 2021 after her previous racially insensitive images resurfaced, they reconciled one month later and have been going robust ever since.

“We’re in a great place,” the graphic designer completely advised Us in September 2021. “We just needed to take that time away from everyone and really figure everything out, and I think that we were just so sick of the outside noise, and we were like, ‘You know what? We need to just put all of that aside and really focus on our relationship and how we feel about each other and nothing else.’ It’s been so incredible.”

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