Entertainment Rachael Kirkconnell: Matt James 'Deserved Better' After ‘DWTS’ Elimination
Rachael Kirkconnell helping latest Bachelor Nation 'villain' after Instagram drama
Rachael "has been in" Pieper James' shoes before and is there to help.Pieper quickly fell into "villain" territory after it was revealed that she and Brendan Morais were in relationship before both went on the reality TV show. They were also later caught on camera discussing their Instagram followers, screen time and media coverage of themselves.
He’s got her vote!doesn’t agree with the judges’ decision to send and packing — and she’s not afraid to say so.
“Guys, what the heck? I am sitting at home right now. I was just in L.A. a few hours ago. I took a red eye last night at almost 1 in the morning, got here this morning and I’m bummed. I’m sitting here just bummed because I didn’t even realize last night was going to be my last night in L.A. for a while,” Kirkconnell, 25, detailed via her Instagram Stories on Wednesday, October 13. “I thought I was going to be back in a week. Now there’s just, like, no reason to be.”
Who’s With Who? ‘DWTS’ Season 30 Partners Revealed on Premiere
It’s officially Dancing With the Stars season! Season 30 kicked off on Monday, September 30, with host Tyra Banks introducing returning judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Derek Hough and Len Goodman, who couldn’t be part of 29 because he couldn’t travel from the U.K. to L.A. due to the coronavirus. “I’m so happy to be back. It’s fantastic,” the head judge, 77, said at the top of the show. This season, the reality series was able to bring in a limited live audience consisting of the contestants’ friends and family, who had to be vaccinated and tested ahead of time. Additionally, they had to remain masked during filming. This season also featured the return of two pros who took season 29 off. Both Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold welcomed babies last year. Lindsay, 27, welcomed daughter Sage with husband Samuel Cusick in November 2020, while Witney, 27, and husband Carson McAllister welcomed their son, Leo, in January. “I’m so honored to be back. I feel better than ever, a little more emotional but better than ever,” Witney said during Monday’s premiere, alongside her partner, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin. Matt James, who was partnered with Lindsay, honored her during their routine as well, praising her as a mother. The first episode marked Olivia Jade Giannulli‘s debut as well, opening up about the college admissions scandal.
The graphic designer explained that she felt “so bummed” watching James, 29, and Arnold, 27, get voted off on Tuesday, October 12, after head judgechose to save and instead.
“I just want to say that Matt and Lindsay, they just did so incredible. I’m happy that I could be there to see them do their thing and I love them both so much,” she added. “I wanted to see more of them and I just think they deserved better.”
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The former season 25 Bachelor contestant captioned one of the videos, “I just saw how close how hard they both worked every single day and I don’t think their experience was over yet.”
'Bachelor' star Rachael Kirkconnell celebrated Matt James' 'Dancing With the Stars' debut with a sweet Instagram post
"Love you the most, already so so proud of you," the former "Bachelor" contestant wrote in the caption of her post."My man is officially trading in his skateboards sneaks for some dancing shoes!" Kirkconnell captioned two photos of her and James.
Kirkconnell wasn’t the only one who was disappointed to see the North Carolina native leave the ballroom. Many viewers voiced their surprise on Tuesday as James and thealum were sent home .
The Georgia native, who rekindled her romance with the ABC Food Tours founder in Mayon , previously gushed about .
“My man is officially trading in his skateboards sneaks for some dancing shoes! Reminding you guys that @dancingabc is on TONIGHT (8 pm EST)! can’t wait for you guys to see how hard this guy has been working and what they’ve come up with, you won’t want to miss it … I promise he’s come a long way ;-),” Kirkconnell wrote via Instagram in September. “Love you the most @mattjames919, already so so proud of you.”
Matt James Proves His Love for Rachael Kirkconnell With Sweet Birthday Tribute
To celebrate Rachael Kirkconnell's 25th birthday on Sunday, Sept. 26, Matt James shared a heartwarming post about his love for her.The former Bachelor lead took to Instagram to celebrate his girlfriend Rachael Kirkconnell's 25th birthday on Sunday, Sept. 26. In true Matt style, the reality TV star shared an uber-romantic tribute to his leading lady, which only further proved their love is the real deal.
and also . One day , Arnold took to social media to praise the time she got to spend with James on the ABC series.
“To my incredible partner @mattjames919 thank you for making this season so memorable, enjoyable, and fun every single day! You are genuine, kind, funny, hard working, and one of the funnest people to be around,” the professional dancer wrote via Instagram on Wednesday. “I am SO proud of you!! Coming in to this experience with zero dance or performance background and giving it your all week after week and genuinely improving SO much!!! I could not be more proud to be your coach, partner, and friend.”
Dancing With the Stars airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.
Cody Rigsby Gets Support from Fellow Peloton Instructors in L.A. as He Makes Return to DWTS .
Emma Lovewell, Robin Arzon and Jess Sims are all in Los Angeles to support Cody Rigsby as he competes on Dancing with the StarsFellow Peloton instructor Emma Lovewell posted a photo on Instagram with Rigsby, and the fitness company's Robin Arzon and Jenna Sims in Los Angeles, Monday, ahead of Rigsby's return to the Dancing with the Stars set after contracting COVID-19.