Is Matt James married? No, he isn’t. However, he is dating Rachael Kirkconnell. Previously they were reported to have been separated but luckily, the pair became successful in reconciling their differences and got reconnected. They have openly discussed their relationship in various media and shared the obstacles they’ve worked through in their love life.
Who is Matt James?
By profession, he is an American businessman, television personality as well as many people recognize him for being a former football player. He became the talk of the town upon being the first African-American lead for the American dating and relationship show The Bachelor for Season 25. His girlfriend Rachael Kirkconnell turned the winner of the season, leaving Michelle Young secure the runner-up position.
How old is Matt James?
Born as Matt James, he landed on the planet on December 5, 1991, which makes his age be 30 years old as of 2021.
Ethnicity and Nationality: Is Matt James Nigerian?
Matt James is American by nationality but is biracial when it comes to stating his ethnicity. He was born to a White American mother (Patty James) and a Black Nigerian father (Manny James).
Talking about his family background, Matt James was born to parents named Manny James (father) and Patty James (mother). He was raised by his mother and spent most of his early life in Raleigh, North Carolina. Matt is very close to his mom Patty who was also featured on the television show with him.
Matt James Brother
Matt James grew up with his brother named John James. Both the brothers address their mother as a great source of inspiration to them.
Early Life and Education
Matt grew up with his brother in Raleigh, North Carolina. He attended Sanderson High School from where he earned his high school graduation in 2010. For his higher education, he went to Wake Forest University. From the university, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2015. During that time, he was popular for playing with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team as a wide receiver from 2011 to 2014. He also played with The Bachelorette contestant Tyler Cameron. In 2015, he earned mini-camp tryouts with the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.
Career and Professional Journey
In his early professional life, he worked at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based PNC bank and later moved to New York City. As of now, he is employed at a commercial real estate company called CBRE Group, Inc. located in New York. He is also known for founding a non-profit organization called ABC Food Tours that is known for educating children about food and workout activities in underserved communities.
It was his mother who nominated him to be a contestant on The Bachelorette before she died. He was selected as a contestant for The Bachelorette’s season 16 but the shooting got delayed following the pandemic of coronavirus (COVID-19). Later, he was selected as the Bachelor for The Bachelor’s season 25 making him set a record of being the first Black Bachelor lead in the show. At the end of the show, James chose a 24-year-old graphic designer Rachael Kirkconnell.
He was announced as one of the celebrity participants for the dance competition television series Dancing with the Stars which premiered on ABC Network premiered on September 20, 2021. His dance partner was ballroom dancer Lindsay Arnold (born January 11, 1994). They were eliminated 4th on October 12, 2021.
Body Measurements: How tall is Matt James?
Moving towards body measurements, The Bachelor star Matt James stands at a tall height of 6 feet and 3 inches. He weighs about 100 kilograms and carries a well-maintained personality. One of his distinctive features is his long beard which makes him look different from other celebrities.
The Bachelor Matt James has an estimated net worth of US$280,000. As per some online reports, he earned $100,000 from his time on The Bachelor and most of his fortune is contributed by ABC Food Tours and CBRE Group.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Matt James is prepared by various wiki sites including Wikipedia. Find him on Instagram @mattjames919 where he has amassed more than 933k followers. Find him on Twitter @mattjames919 where he has garnered over 90k followers.
Birth Name: Matt James
Date of Birth: December 5, 1991
Ethnicity: Nigerian and American
Parents: Manny James (father) and Patty James (mother)
Profession: Television Personality, Real estate broker, Entrepreneur
Marital Status: Unmarried
Engaged or Dating: Dating
Girlfriend/ Wife/ Fiance: Rachael Kirkconnell
Children: Not yet