Bachelor's Matt James Back Together w/ 'Racist' GF Rachael Kirkconnell

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It's official. Bachelor Matt James is back together with his girlfriend, Racheal Kirkconnell -- even though her racist past was exposed for all to see.

"They are back together, but Matt is hesitant to publicly and outrightly confirm it right now because it's still fresh and they still have issues to work through," a source told Page Six. "Rachael already faced scrutiny for her past, and now all eyes have shifted to Matt, so he's feeling pressure to set a good example for other Black men.

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The pair broke up on live television during the After the Final Rose when photos of Rachael participating in an antebellum-themed party in college made the rounds on the internet.

"He's aware that people are not going to be happy that he jumped back into a relationship with Rachael so soon. So while he is happy to have her in his life again, he is not ready to scream it from the rooftops yet," the source added.