IT was speculated whether Matt James will join Kenya Moore and Aamanda Kloots on Dancing with the Stars season 30.
The new season of the dancing fan-favorite show will air September 20.
Is Bachelor’s Matt James joining Dancing with the Stars season 30?
It was announced on September 1 by US Weekly that Bachelor star Matt James is set to appear on Dancing With the Stars.
The athlete is one of many Bachelor Nation stars to compete on the competition show. Trista Sutter, Melissa Rycroft, Jake Pavelka, Sean Lowe, Chris Soules, Nick Viall, Joe Amabile, Hannah Brown and Kaitlyn Bristowe all appeared on DWTS over the years.
Since James’ season ended in March 2021, he has been working on his relationship with final rose recipient Rachael Kirkconnell and working for the CBRE Group, a commercial real estate company in NYC.
During season 25, Kirkconnell came under fire after past racist actions surfaced, including her attendance at a Antebellum-themed fraternity formal while in college.
Matt James was the first black lead on The Bachelor[/caption]
During The Bachelor’s After the Final Rose special, James said that they couldn’t “be in a relationship” because Kirkconnell had to “put in that work to understand how her past behavior was wrong.
Following their public breakup, the couple reconnected and started pursuing a relationship again.
At the 2021 ESPY Awards on Saturday July 10, 2021, the couple told PEOPLE correspondent Sandra Vergara about the obstacles they’ve worked through since deciding to pursue a relationship.
“I will say that, you know, of course it was difficult in the moment, but just being able to step back and work on our relationship to assess,” Kirkconnell said.
“Taking a moment away from the spotlight’s been really good for us. It’s been a lot better.”
James added in, “I’m following the lead of everybody else.”
“You know, I think that I look to people who have been where I’m trying to get to. Rachael’s parents have been in a relationship for a long time. They’ve been married for probably about as long as I’ve been alive, so you know, relationships that are prospering are what I kind of fix my eyes on and hope to emulate.”
What is Matt James’ net worth?
As of March 2021, James’ net worth is an estimated $250,000.
James reportedly made $100,000 from his time on The Bachelor and the rest of his net worth comes from his jobs with CBRE Group and ABC Food Tours.
Who else will perform on season 30 of Dancing with the Stars?
Jojo Siwa is making history after being named as one of the 15 stars joining the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars.
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Jojo has revealed she will be partnering up with a female professional dancer when she compete in season 30.
The bubbly 18-year-old YouTube personality along with 18-year-old Olympic gymnast Suni Lee were named as two of the contenders vying for the mirrorball.
The other 13 stars competing in the dance competition will be revealed on Good Morning America, with Jojo and Suni as guests, on September 8, TV Line reports.