Nobody will get the tea like Andy Cohen! Matt James’ solutions to questions on Clare Crawley — and Tyler Cameron and Rachael Kirkconnell’s friendship — from his look on Watch What Occurs Dwell With Andy Cohen are elevating eyebrows in Bachelor Nation.
Throughout his Sunday, Might 15, look on the Bravo speak present, the 30-year-old First Impressions creator was requested in regards to the 41-year-old former Bachelorette’s rumored relationship with former contestant Blake Monar. (Crawley was noticed spending time with Monar earlier this yr, with a supply telling Us Weekly that “their friendship has blossomed into one thing actually particular, and he or she’s letting it roll organically.“)
“I believe that, you recognize, as somebody whose struck out a pair occasions — I’m hoping … happiness. I hope that one thing comes from that,” James mentioned. “It doesn’t matter the place she’s getting it at this level. Hopefully, somebody will carry it to her.”
Fellow visitor and Actual Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore then declared, “That’s a learn! … We’d like him on our present. That was a learn, child!”
James and Crawley have had an advanced dynamic since he was forged to look on season 16 of the collection. After the present was pressured to postpone manufacturing as a result of coronavirus pandemic, the hairstylist threw shade on the former soccer participant for becoming a member of Cameo, tweeting in April 2020, “In case you are doing interviews and creating Cameo accounts earlier than you might be even on my season… you might be in it for the flawed causes… #dontwasteyourtime.”
Whereas he didn’t reply on the time, James, who by no means competed for Crawley’s affections as a result of ABC opted to make him the season 25 Bachelor, broke his silence on the drama in his ebook.
“I’ve by no means spoken to [Clare] in my complete life,” James mentioned on Us Weekly’s “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast forward of the memoir’s Might 3 launch. “I had nothing to say [when I first saw her tweet]. I used to be similar to, ‘Dang, that’s loopy!’ I used to be in shock. I used to be perplexed after I noticed that.”
James added: “I couldn’t inform my story with out together with that as a result of it was very pivotal in my journey. If that wouldn’t have occurred, then who is aware of if I might have turn into the Bachelor. It was simply giving the complete context of how I ended up the place I did.”
The Wake Forest alum additionally spoke out about how he meant to maintain an open thoughts with Crawley when he was forged on her season regardless of her previous 4 appearances within the franchise.
“I simply suppose it might be unfair, particularly for somebody in her scenario along with her observe document on the present, for me to return in with a preconceived notion of all the pieces,” James instructed Us. “So I didn’t look into any of it. I knew she had gone on different [seasons of the shows], however, like, I didn’t do any analysis into it as a result of it didn’t matter — who she was on this second wasn’t who she was again then and I didn’t, frankly, care as a result of we’re right here on this second. So to be judged by her or anyone to guage any person on what they give thought to somebody with out assembly them, I don’t suppose is the precise strategy to go about attending to know any person.”
Elsewhere throughout his look on WWHL, James instructed Cohen that his girlfriend, who he met on season 25 of The Bachelor, has a “love-hate relationship” together with his finest pal Cameron. He didn’t give extra particulars on the comment, however Kirkconnell laughed from the viewers.
Again in June 2021, Cameron had solely good issues to say in regards to the Georgia native.
“She was superior. She’s a beam of sunshine. I actually loved hanging out along with her, spending time along with her. We had fun,” the Bachelorette season 15 runner-up instructed Us. “I believe they’re nice for one another. They appear like they’re spending a number of time collectively, getting snug with one another and so they’ve come a great distance. So in the event that they’re completely happy, I’m completely happy.”