Rachael Kirkconnell is devastated over her breakup with Matt James after Monday night’s dramatic Bachelor finale and After The Final Rose.
Right after the finale aired, the Bachelor season 25 winner took to Instagram and penned a note about the time on the show and her relationship & break up with Matt James.
Here’s what she wrote alongside some pictures of her, Matt and the contestants of The Bachelor season 25.
“Just when you think you found your way, life throws you onto a new path. it’s unpredictable, unexplainable, and things might not go the way you hoped for. while I certainly wish things turned out differently, I also believe there is a reason for everything. We may not be able to control situations thrown our way, but we can control how we deal with it, and I believe good can come out every circumstance,” she began.
“This was supposed to be a monumental season, and one of the biggest disappointments has been the overshadowing of these beautiful women and their stories. they are some of the strongest, most brilliant, most extraordinary women and I was lucky enough to have met them. you all deserve more, but I promise to always stand by and support each of you in any way I can.”
The 23 year old added that Matt will “always hold a piece” of her heart.
“I knew from the first night I met matt that he was something special, and I was praying to share something exceptional between the two of us if that’s what was meant to be. while I never expected this outcome, I respect his decision completely. of course I wish circumstances were different, but I still feel blessed for the time we did have together and the memories we made. I got to fall in love, and I truly believe he was the love of my life. he will always hold a piece of my heart. I’ll always be hopeful and believe what’s meant to be will be,” she continued.”
“At the least, I hope tonight sparks conversations and a level of understanding. I hope it opens your mind to unlearning bias, to educating yourself, and gives you the push to initiate change. there are so many actions you can take, but I believe it starts within the small corners of your life, and having these conversations with those around you. it can’t happen overnight and will be a never-ending ride, but I encourage you to take the leap and make a difference. we can change the world, together. I love you all and here’s to new beginnings,” Rachael concluded.