Matt James got here face-to-face together with his former love pursuits on Monday’s “The Bachelor: Ladies Inform All” particular, the place he apologized to “Queen” Victoria Larson following their less-than amicable parting on air.
“I don’t suppose anyone here’s a dangerous individual, ’trigger I do know y’all’s coronary heart,” James, 29, mentioned. “Victoria, I do know your coronary heart.”
Larson, who exited the present throughout Week 5 amid bullying claims from fellow contestants, spoke to James about her expertise on the present.
“It’s been exhausting watching the present again, as a result of, sure, I used to be concerned in drama, and that was a very exhausting studying expertise as a result of I do really feel like I might’ve had a shot at a extra of a romance,” Larson mentioned. “With my exit, it form of simply damage my emotions how I noticed you mentioned, um, like I must self-reflect, and, ‘I’ve no phrases for her,’ as a result of I felt like I had accomplished my finest to open up, and I simply have, like, super worry of rejection, in order that was why my exit was just a bit dramatic.”
Larson added she was going by way of “simply ranges of ache at the moment.”
On the evening of her departure in February, James advised Larson: “Now I’m doing the opposite girls right here a disservice by not making this a protected house for everyone.”
Following the rose ceremony, Larson, 27, mentioned she felt “so sorry” for James for listening “to rumour and never all the information behind a state of affairs.”
On Monday evening’s particular, James advised Larson that when individuals ask him about her he has “nothing however good issues to say.”
“I do know that — once more, I’ve by no means been in, in your state of affairs, uh, not solely dealing with from being on the opposite aspect of the rose however simply your life experiences, so I apologize in the event you felt offended that evening,” James mentioned.
Embattled “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison helmed the particular, which was taped on Feb. 4, 2021 — earlier than the controversy surrounding him began. Emmanuel Acho, a former NFL linebacker, will host the upcoming “The Bachelor: After The Finale Rose” particular.
Final month, Harrison gave an interview to “Further” saying followers ought to provide present contestant Rachael Kirkconnell “a bit of grace, a bit of understanding” for her previous racist actions. Kirkconnell apologized, whereas Harrison additionally apologized for “perpetuating racism” and stepped away from the franchise.
Kirkconnell and the opposite two finalists weren’t a part of Monday’s “Ladies Inform All” particular.
James, the primary black “Bachelor” within the present’s historical past, just lately spoke out concerning the controversy, saying: “The truth is that I’m studying about these conditions in actual time, and it has been devastating and heartbreaking to place it bluntly.”
The “After the Remaining Rose” particular is slated to air Monday, March 15, following the Season 25 finale.