Bachelor Nation Reacts to Matt James’s Finale on ‘The Bachelor’

We finally know how it all turned out for Matt James, and we have Bachelor Nation’s reactions.

Matt James’ run as The Bachelor has officially come to a close. In a three-hour-long combined finale and “After The Final Rose” special, we learned that Matt left the show not engaged but dating Rachael Kirkonnel, but the two have since ended their relationship after a racism controversy surrounding Rachael emerged.

Not only that, but we also found out who will be The Bachelorette–and we’re getting two! Katy Thurston will be The Bachelorette this summer, and another season of the show will air in the fall with Michelle Young as the lead.

Find out how Bachelor Nation reacted to the finale, Emmanuel Acho as host, The Bachelorette announcement, and more in the tweets below:

Bachelor Bob

We were really here for the Oprah memes tonight.

The Betchelor

Hey, The Bachelor is important!

Clay Harbour

Clay Harbour coming through with the quality advice.

Bachelor Diversity Campaign

“The Iaconetti Clause” sent us.

Accept This Rose


Zac Clark

Zac Clark said it best: “Matt James is a good man. Emmanuel Acho is a good man. I support good men. Thank you for inspiring me.”

Bachelor Bob

Raise your hand if you can’t wait for these two to be on screen together!

Tammy Ly

“So proud and excited for Katie & Michelle. You both deserve the world,” Tammy Ly tweeted.

We couldn’t agree more.

What did you think of “After The Final Rose”? Let us know on social media @AfterBuzzTV and keep following AfterBuzz for the latest Bachelor news!

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