RACHAEL Kirkconnell is one of the women trying to win over Matt James on ABC’s The Bachelor.
Kirkconnell’s mother has defended her daughter after allegations surfaced relating to certain social media posts.
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Who are Rachael Kirkconnell’s parents?
Rachael was raised by parents Darrell and Kim Kirkconnell in her hometown of Cumming, Georgia.
Darrell is an IT professional, according to Linkedin.
Kim has come to her daughter’s defense after a TikTok user accused Kirkconnell of bullying her in high school for “liking black guys.”
Other allegations were also made against Kirkconnell as well.
“She went to another high school,” mom Kim Kirkconnell told @bachelornationscoop, referring to accuser Maddy Bierster.
“She made all of this up for your attention.
“And you attack someone whose only evidence is that she liked a pic of a girl who was in a frat house that had a confederate flag.
“It’s totally ridiculous.”
Kim’s comments were reported by TV Shows Ace.
The reality star’s mother would add: “Rachael never bullied that girl for liking black men.”
What did Matt James say about Rachael?
James told ET on February 2 that “I have not spoken to anybody since the show ended, but I would say that you have to be really careful about what you are doing on social media.”
Fans have slammed Rachael for previously liking “racist” posts.
James added: “Rumors are dark and nasty and can ruin people’s lives.
“So I would give people the benefit of the doubt, and hopefully she will have her time to speak on that.
“There’s a lot of stuff going around about the women that were involved in the show.
“I would just give them a chance to kind of have their piece, whether that is someone who was gone night one or someone who went home last night.
“Everyone has a story, and I would just be receptive to that.”
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Regarding Rachael, James told ET: “I think that first group date is when she really caught my eye.”
“When we had the bridezillas, and I saw a different side of her, you know, I saw the competitor.”
The Bachelor airs Monday nights at 8 pm on ABC.