Heather Martin is opening up about her relationship with past Bachelor lead Matt James and whether or not they met up after filming the show.
Heather Martin from The Bachelor is now opening up about her relationship with Matt James before and after the show. During Matt’s season, Heather attempted to vie for his heart by showing up at the Nemacolin resort in a white minivan. Matt ultimately decided to send her home as he felt it was too late in the journey and had already developed strong feelings for some of the other women.
However, this season was not the first time viewers of the ABC reality series met Heather as a contestant. She joined Bachelor Nation when she appeared on Colton Underwood’s season. Heather was known as the girl who had never been kissed and received her first one during a one-on-one date with Colton. Even though she did not win Colton’s heart, she ended up with some life-long friends, including former Bachelorette Hannah Brown. Through Hannah, she got to know more about Matt, which prompted her to join his season for a chance at true love.
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In a recent interview for The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast, Heather talked about her relationship with Matt and whether or not they are currently dating. “I’m not dating Matt,” the 27-year-old told the podcast hosts, Ashley Iaconetti and Ben Higgins, on Tuesday’s new episode. “I think he has a lot going on in his life. You know, he’s going through a ton. I can’t even imagine…so many different aspects of the show, just everything. So, I think he has a lot going on right now.” As for those rumors about her and Matt meeting up in San Clemente, California, she called it a coincidence. “I mean, San Clemente is like 30 minutes from me,” she said, adding, “My best girlfriend lives there. So, I’m in San Clemente all the time. I guess he was there, too.”
In fact, Heather and Matt haven’t even spoken since she showed up in Nemacolin late last year. Their lack of contact isn’t surprising, seeing as Matt recently admitting to putting off dating since the Rachael Kirkconnell scandal. Besides her relationship with Matt, Heather was asked about her being edited out of the Women Tell All. “I don’t know, guys,” she said, adding that she’s not sure what she’s “allowed to say these days.” As for where she stands with the women from Matt’s season, Heather revealed there is no ill will between her and the girls. “I have no, like, bad feelings about the girls now,” Heather said. “I understood where they were coming from…I was really sad and shocked about the reaction. But no, I have no ill will towards the girls or any, like, negative feelings.”
Ashley and Ben even inquired about her potentially joining Bachelor in Paradise this summer. However, Heather revealed she probably won’t be heading down to Mexico anytime soon, admitting the atmosphere of the show isn’t for her. Heather didn’t find her happily ever after with Matt, but she is glad she took a chance at love with him.
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Sources: The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
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