'Bachelor' Stars Matt James & Rachael Kirkconnell Say They're Good After Racism Scandal

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Bachelor stars Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell attended the 2021 ESPY Awards where they revealed that they are doing much better.

"I will say that, you know, of course it was difficult in the moment, but just being able to step back and work on our relationship to assess," said Rachael. "Taking a moment away from the spotlight's been really good for us. It's been a lot better."

The pair split after pictures surfaced of Rachael at an antebellum party.

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"I'm following the lead of everybody else," James says. "You know, I think that I look to people who have been where I'm trying to get to. Rachael's parents have been in a relationship for a long time. They've been married for probably about as long as I've been alive."

"So, you know, relationships that are prospering are what I kind of fix my eyes on and hope to emulate," he added.