THE Bachelor's Rachael Kirkconnell is quite "heartbroken" as she feels "played" after learning that Matt James has been talking to other women following the show's dramatic reunion.
This comes just a short time after fans were offered a glimmer of hope as the 24-year-old was spotted exiting Matt's New York City apartment recently.
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A source exclusively tells The Sun: "They were getting back together, that’s why she visited him. Like 100% getting back together. There was no misunderstanding. That’s not true at all.
"He flew her out, she stayed with him. But once again he played her. And now he’s just deflecting because he got caught trying to sleep with other women."
The insider adds: "She’s heartbroken about it and now he’s taking a trip alone."
Previously, Us Weekly broke that the famous couple is not getting back together, despite the duo's NYC reunion.
A source told the outlet: "There seems to just be a big miscommunication between them…"
Another insider revealed that Rachael was hit hard when she learned she wasn't exactly the only woman in Matt's life.
They said: “Rachael is very emotional right now because she was very hopeful that things were going to work out."
"She’s still trying to process this,” the second source said, adding, “doesn’t seem like they will be getting back together.”
While Rachael received Matt's final rose on this season’s finale, the duo didn't last as they would soon split after she was accused of “racist” behavior by attending an Antebellum party in 2018.
After the season ended, a source revealed to The Sun: "Rachael is in New York City with Matt right now, they're working on their relationship and seeing if it's salvageable.
“They still have a lot of work to do, but they are figuring out things together instead of apart over text…"
Matt told Rachael he cannot "imagine his life without” her and even said he knew she was his "future wife and mother of his children” on the finale – which was filmed in November.
Though the couple initially made their relationship work, they broke up off-camera sometime in February, The Sun first revealed.
In the months since they've parted ways, Rachael has gone on to apologize numerous times and has continuously shared resources that help the Black community.
Amid Rachael's racism scandal, host Chris Harrison "stepped away" from the franchise after suggesting that Rachael's behavior was okay in 2018, but not in 2021 and for saying he's not the "woke police."
Former leads Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will replace Chris, 49, as hosts of The Bachelorette next season.
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