Bachelor vet Matt James holds on to his bikini-clad girlfriend Rachael Kirkconnell
‘Luck’: Single vet Matt James holds his bikini-clad girlfriend Rachael Kirkconnell during romantic beach holiday in Greece
Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell vacationed this week at the Calilo hotel in Papas Beach, Ios Island, Greece.
And on Thursday, the 29-year-old former Bachelor lead shared gorgeous images with his curvy girlfriend, 25.
The brunette beauty from Georgia wore a strappy bikini as he lifted her into his arms. He also posed with her on the shore as they wrapped up in the public displays of affection.
When in Greece: Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell went on holiday this week at the Calilo hotel in Papas Beach, Ios Island, Greece
Beach babes: And on Thursday, the 29-year-old former Bachelor lead shared stunning images with his curvy girlfriend, 25
In his Instagram caption, he wrote, “Happiness.”
The couple met while working on the 25th season of the hit dating show ABC and were previously the center of a controversy surrounding Kirkconnell’s past.
The graphic designer came out on top of 36 other contestants to win the last rose in the season finale.
However, it was later revealed that she had attended an Antebellum South themed ball during her days in college.
The Gang: The brunette beauty from Georgia sat in a strappy bikini as they posed with their friends
So much beauty everywhere: he also showed off the rocky coastline with mini pools
There was an immediate response from fans of the franchise and Kirkconnell was accused of racism for her participation in the event.
Bachelor franchise leader Chris Harrison also found himself in controversy after he appeared to defend her actions during an interview with Rachel Lindsay.
He later apologized to Lindsay for his choice of words during their sit-down, though he was eventually let go from the franchise.
They survived scandal in the past: They had a brief breakup after they met at the Bachelor
A view to die for: The view of the Mediterranean was incredible
Everyone had good times: they ran into two cute little sheep on a leash
Kirkconnell also publicly apologized for her actions, and not long after sharing her thoughts, she divorced James.
The broker initially indicated that he did not want to reconcile with his ex-partner, although they were signaled in April 2021 that they were spending time together.
Despite the controversial time, the pair reconnected and dated each other for the ESPY Awards in July.
James and Kirkconnell have been going strong ever since, appearing regularly on each other’s social media platforms.
“I love doing this life with you,” Kirkconnell recently wrote in a November photo update. “Thank you for always showing me how beautiful and fun it can be, whether it’s ticking off a bucket list item or enjoying a slice of pizza.
“It’s nice to be in love with your best friend.”
He brought his mother: this is where the reality TV star was seen with his mother Patty James