Bachelor star Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell take a romantic stroll in the rain on vacation

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Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell were seen taking a romantic stroll in the rain while vacationing in the Hamptons on Monday morning.

The Bachelor star, 29, and his 24-year-old girlfriend appeared to be smitten with each other as they exited a local cafe and made their way along a walkway while holding hands.

The couple’s outing comes not long after they reconciled following a very public split that was spurred by the graphic designer’s past involvement in an event that was deemed by many to be racist in nature. 

Staying close: Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell were seen holding hands as they took a romantic stroll in the rain while vacationing in the Hamptons on Monday morning

Staying close: Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell were seen holding hands as they took a romantic stroll in the rain while vacationing in the Hamptons on Monday morning

James wore a striking blue rain jacket that was worn on top of a light pink hoodie while stepping out with his girlfriend.

The real estate broker was also seen wearing pairs of patterned shorts and multicolored athletic shoes, as well as a black cap.

Kirkconnell opted for a light brown hooded jacket, which she used to cover up much of her beautiful brunette hair, as well as a white crewneck sweater.

The graphic designer contrasted her outerwear with a pair of light green leggings and a set of white high-top Converse sneakers.

Appropriate attire: The former Bachelor star was dressed in a blue rain jacket that was worn on top of a light pink hoodie

Appropriate attire: The former Bachelor star was dressed in a blue rain jacket that was worn on top of a light pink hoodie

Taking it easy: The reality television personality also wore a pair of patterned shorts and a set of multicolored sneakers

Doing fine: The couple both flashed smiles as they made their way along the wettened walkways

Taking it easy: The reality television personality also wore a pair of patterned shorts and a set of multicolored sneakers. The couple both flashed smiles as they made their way along the wettened walkways

The couple were both seen wearing facial coverings as they spent time at the cafe. 

The outing comes not long after the happy pair confirmed that they had reconciled following a public breakup. 

Ans the two went Instagram official last week when he posted an image with his love to his account. 

Comfy clothing: Kirkconnell wore a light brown jacket on top of a white crewneck sweater while stepping out with her boyfriend

Comfy clothing: Kirkconnell wore a light brown jacket on top of a white crewneck sweater while stepping out with her boyfriend

The pair was seen making a visit to a public school, where the former Bachelor star was seen giving a presentation about financial literacy and cryptocurrency.

In the shot, James was seen wearing a graphic-printed t-shirt above a pair of short shorts, as well as a black bucket hat.

Kirkconnell sported a patterned blue tank top and a set of form-fitting blue jeans during the visit to the public school.

Dressed for success: The graphic designer offset the color of her jacket with pairs of green leggings and white high-top Converse sneakers

Staying safe: The two wore facial coverings while spending time at a local cafe

Dressed for success: The graphic designer offset the color of her jacket with pairs of green leggings and white high-top Converse sneakers. The two wore facial coverings while spending time at a local cafe

Public view: James seemingly confirmed that he had reconciled with Kirkconnell by sharing a photo with his girlfriend to his Instagram account on Thursday

Public view: James seemingly confirmed that he had reconciled with Kirkconnell by sharing a photo with his girlfriend to his Instagram account on Thursday

The graphic designer’s gorgeous brunette hair notably fell onto her backside and shoulders.

The pair were both seen with facial coverings as they spent time around other people.

The former series lead also wrote a lengthy message that included: ‘The gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others.’ 

Better together: In the photo, the couple was seen making an appearance at a public school

 Better together: In the photo, the couple was seen making an appearance at a public school

Happy couple: The two met during the 25th season of The Bachelor, where the real estate broker led the cast

Happy couple: The two met during the 25th season of The Bachelor, where the real estate broker led the cast

James and Kirkconnell met during the 25th season of The Bachelor, which initially aired earlier this year, and the real estate broker gained much attention for being the first African-American to lead the program.

The run of episodes ended with the two pursuing a relationship after the cameras turned off. 

However, it was revealed that the two had split up during the After The Final Rose special due to the fact that Kirkconnell had participated in an antebellum South-themed event in 2018. 

Controversy: James and Kirkconnell split up earlier this year due to the circulation of photos showing the graphic designer attending an antebellum South-themed party in 2018

Controversy: James and Kirkconnell split up earlier this year due to the circulation of photos showing the graphic designer attending an antebellum South-themed party in 2018

Later, screenshots of posts that the graphic designer had liked featuring people standing in front of Confederate flags were circulated on social media.

She eventually publicly apologized for her behavior and admitted that she was educating herself on antiracism, although her relationship with James remained strained.

Franchise host Chris Harrison was also criticized for his handling of the matter and later stepped down from his role due to the controversy.

In April, James and Kirkconnell were spotted together in New York City, although it was later pointed out that the pair were not in a relationship.

Fallout: Kirkconnell publicly apologized and vowed to educate herself following the event, and franchise lead Chris Harrison stepped down after becoming embroiled in the controversy

Fallout: Kirkconnell publicly apologized and vowed to educate herself following the event, and franchise lead Chris Harrison stepped down after becoming embroiled in the controversy

A woman later came out and said that she had been dating the real estate broker while he was visiting his former flame, and the revelation drove a wedge between the two.

The couple eventually worked things out and were seen at various locations around the country over the next month.

James’ photo seemingly confirmed that the two had officially resumed their relationship after their extended period of reconciliation.

Earlier this week, a source spoke to Us Weekly and noted that, although the two were invested in their relationship, they were also prioritizing their ‘commitments and work projects.’

Working on it: In April, the two were spotted at various locations around the country, sparking rumors that they were trying to reconcile

Working on it: In April, the two were spotted at various locations around the country, sparking rumors that they were trying to reconcile

However, the insider remarked that the couple was staying in touch and that they enjoy being together when their schedules allow for time off. 

‘They make time for each other and go on trips when they can, but still talk every day when they’re not together,’ the source expressed.

The source concluded by expressing that Kirkconnell and James were attempting to keep things between them centered with the intention of staying together long-term. 

‘Rachael is still head over heels in love with Matt. She…really wants a future with him. They are just soaking up every moment when they are together and want to go steady for a bit before taking the next steps,’ they said. 

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