Reality Steve has been confident about who wins Matt James' Bachelor season for a while now.
He shared who makes it to the finale, if they got engaged, and what he's heard since filming ended.
Amid off-screen drama, Steve also confirmed how Matt and his final lady are doing IRL and if they're still together in 2021.
Watching this season of The Bachelor has been nonstop drama. Following Matt James's journey to find love, you might even say it's the most dra-Matt-ic season ever. While much of the conflict so far has revolved around petty misunderstandings among the women competing for his heart, real, serious issues have popped up IRL post filming.
Now that fans are nearing the end of this journey, it's time to get into the nitty-gritty stuff: Namely, who is the best match for Matt.
And while you ~could~ just follow along as the show airs, you also know there are spoilers upon spoilers out there that could give you all the dirt before it actually happens on screen (and a better understanding of why everything going down post-season is a BFD).
Need to know more? Keep reading to find out who wins Matt's final rose and how season 25 of The Bachelor ends.
WARNING: Major Bachelor finale spoilers ahead!
Both Michelle and Rachael meet Matt’s mom.
But Matt ends things with Michelle on the evening portion of their date, according to Reality Steve. "She gave him jerseys for the two of them. However, he breaks it off with her on this night," the blogger wrote. "Says he loves Michelle but is not in love with her. She suspects it’s because of Rachael and he confirms."
After eliminating Michelle, Matt cancels his final date with Rachael.
Even though Rachael is the last woman standing, things don't just fall into place with Matt. "Chris shows up at Rachael’s door the next morning and says her final date is canceled because Matt is confused and hurting or something to that effect," Reality Steve said.
But the next day, Rachael receives a letter from Matt apologizing for canceling their date. The letter asks Rachael to meet Matt by the lake where they had their overnight date and, when she arrives, it’s set up like a final rose ceremony.
Rachael reportedly tells Matt she’s hurt about their date getting canceled but, per Reality Steve, she says she’s not going to leave because she’s in love with Matt and doesn’t want to run away from that.
So, who—if anyone—won Matt’s final rose?
Well, according to Steve, Matt tells Rachael he loves her, but can’t propose. He gives her the final rose, and they leave as a couple. "No engagement and no promise ring either. Just an agreement to continue dating essentially," the blogger wrote.
While Reality Steve wasn’t so sure about this spoiler at first, but he's now been confident for weeks that Rachael wins.
There’s also this to consider: Fan account @bachsleuthers found that Matt was listening to Rachael's Spotify playlist "Night Drive" in mid-January.
Sure, maybe Matt just discovered that Rachael has great taste in music. But with all the evidence mounting, it kinda-totally seems like he was listening to his S.O.’s Spotify playlist, as one does.
Are Matt and Rachael still together after filming?
They were…until they weren’t. "A couple weeks ago, after spending Valentine’s Day weekend together, Matt broke it off with Rachael," Reality Steve wrote in his most recent blog. "There’s a lot stuff out there in the media as to why, and I haven’t gotten a clear answer as to what he told her."
Reality Steve previously said this: "Not that Matt’s statement wasn’t pretty clear itself, but I can confirm that Matt and Rachael have broken up," he tweeted on Monday night, shortly after Matt shared a statement denouncing racism in The Bachelor franchise on social media.
However, Matt and Rachael were still together as late as February 17, according to the Bachelor spoilers blogger. On Feb. 17, Reality Steve wrote this on his blog after the backlash from Chris Harrison's Extra interview and Rachael's apology for her past racist actions:
"Matt and Rachael are still together and will be come ATFR. I don’t see that changing. After that? Anybody’s guess. Just think of how hard it is to make it as a couple in this franchise when everything is great and America loves you. Matt and Rachael don’t have much support publicly, they’re living through the biggest scandal this show has ever seen, and they can’t address it publicly for another month. Gonna be real tough for these two to make it in the long run."
Reality Steve also expected Matt to have Rachael's back in upcoming interviews: "They’re together and I fully expect him to support her at the ATFR. You can pretty much already write his script. 'I care for this woman, the social media stuff about her is not the person I know her to be, there isn’t a racist bone in her body,' etc. You know it’s coming. I mean what else would we expect? Because any other answer, and he’s not supporting her and they really wouldn’t be together."
That no longer seems to be the case, though.
“Matt broke up with Rachael mainly due to the backlash. At the end of the day, he cared more about protecting himself, supporting his friend [former Bachelorette] Rachel Lindsay and speaking out against the franchise. Rachael can’t wait until she can finally share her side of the story once the finale airs,” a source told Life & Style.
Is Matt dating anyone else from his season now?
Unclear. Butttt the "After the Final Rose" special airs tonight, and Reality Steve says fans should have some answers after that.
There have been some rumors about Matt getting back together with Michelle or Bri, but Reality Steve says he hasn’t heard anything serious about that. Ditto for the rumors that Matt has been spending time with Heather Martin.
There’s also this, per Reality Steve: "There’s no chance for a reconciliation with Rachael."
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