Mocking him with love! Rachael Kirkconnell couldn’t assist however share a number of movies of boyfriend Matt James dancing round his New York City condo on Thursday, September 9.
“This amazing dancer is so honored to join the cast of Dancing With the Stars,” the fact star, 24, wrote over the Instagram movies. “I’m so excited for you and so proud of you already!!! The other teams don’t know what’s coming!!”
Shortly after, the previous Bachelor, 29, reposted the video on his personal Story, including, “LMOA! Hater.”
Us Weekly solely revealed the information that James, 29, will compete on season 30 of the ABC actuality present. On Wednesday, September 8, he opened as much as Us and different reporters concerning the journey and the way his girlfriend is cheering him on.
“She’s been supporting me in every way imaginable. I mean, first of all, she was the only person who seemed to like my beard so, you know, that’s love right there,” he mentioned after the Dancing With the Stars season 30 cast was introduced. “She was stoked about this opportunity for me.”
He added that, together with Kirkconnell’s sister, he’s been engaged on his strikes at house after rehearsals finish.
“When I come back from practice, she’s been my dance partner outside of Dancing With the Stars,” the ABC Food Tours founder informed Us. “I come back and I’m trying to apply the same lessons that I learned during my rehearsals. She’s whipping me into shape.”
Kirkconnell and James met on season 25 of The Bachelor. While they didn’t get engaged on the finish, they left the present in a relationship. The pair briefly cut up amid resurfaced controversial racially insensitive Instagram posts from Kirkconnell, however later received again collectively.
During his interview, the North Carolina native added that the previous graphic designer was a giant fan of his beard — one thing he stored on for thus lengthy to “get away from looking like the Bachelor.”
“[The Bachelor] was something I did. It’s not who I am. And I think that a lot of people got that confused. After the show’s 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,” the fact star informed Us. “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.”
Dancing With the Stars premieres on ABC Monday, September 20, at 8 p.m. ET.
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