A Bachelor Nation falling out? Tyler Cameron and Matt James had been mates for years earlier than the latter bought the gig because the season 25 Bachelor, however some followers are satisfied his romance with Rachael Kirkconnell has put a strain on his bromance with Cameron.
Prior to their time on actuality TV, Cameron and James met while attending Wake Forest in North Carolina.
“He was the older cool kid who took me under his wing,” the Bachelorette season 15 runner-up mentioned of James in September 2020 on the “Bachelor Party” podcast. “We’ve just been boys ever since. Super grateful for that friendship and what he’s shown me in the city.”
The two former soccer gamers even moved in collectively in New York City after Cameron’s stint on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette.
“That’s my guy. I was gonna get a one-bedroom, but I think it’s important to surround yourself with people that are doing good things, and that’s my partner with ABC Food Tours,” he continued. “I’ve been living on his couch for a while now, and he hasn’t gotten sick of me.”
At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, James was amongst Cameron’s mates who moved into his house in Jupiter, Florida, to quarantine. That June, ABC opted to make James the subsequent Bachelor after he practically appeared on season 16 of The Bachelorette. The First Impressions writer later revealed that Cameron’s late mom was the one who inspired him to hitch Bachelor Nation.
“I wouldn’t have gone on the show if it hadn’t been for Tyler’s mom,” James mentioned on the “Almost Famous” podcast in February 2021. “She was so adamant about me having been a part of this experience because she saw what it did for Tyler and his relationship with Hannah … I felt like I owed it to her to see it through.”
When James left to movie The Bachelor in fall 2020, Cameron visited and made a cameo on one of many one-on-one dates. During the finale, James picked Kirkconnell over Michelle Young however didn’t suggest. As the season was airing, the twosome break up after the Georgia native’s previous racially insensitive actions resurfaced. They reconciled, nevertheless, in April 2021 and Cameron was (initially) pleased to have her go to them at their NYC digs.
“She got him to pick up his s—t!” the Real Dirty Dancing alum advised Us in June 2021. “You know, like, he’s cleaning up his clothes, he’s not leaving them all over the doors and stuff after he sweats in them, so I like it.”
The trio continued to hang around on double dates within the Hamptons, Cameron and Kirkconnell supported James on Dancing With the Stars in fall 2021 and she returned the favor when the lads ran the New York City Marathon that November. By 2022, nevertheless, followers started to query whether or not Cameron and James had been nonetheless mates after the previous Bachelor referred to Cameron and Kirkconnell’s relationship as “love-hate” that May.
When addressing the hypothesis in July 2022, Cameron advised Us: “I think people think [Matt and I aren’t friends] because we’re just not in each other’s everyday lives like we used to be. I think it’s part of growing up. It’s part of entering a relationship. … We all have those friends that they grow up, they start dating their person, they get married, they do their thing and you see him when you see him.”
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