Matthew James (born 5 December 1991), officially addressed as Matt James, is a famous former American athlete, TV personality, businessman, entrepreneur, and YouTuber.
He is popularly known to be the first African American male to be hosted on the popular date-searching reality television show known as The Bachelor.
Before Matt James became a TV personality, he was well established in American football. He made a name for himself through the sport from high school and throughout his career.
Matt James decided to retire from football and audition for the dating competition show titled The Bachelor. He made it to the show and even became a bigger celebrity.
American TV personality
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Matthew James|
|Stage Name:||Matt James|
|Born:||5 December 1991 (age 30 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Raleigh, North Carolina, United States|
|Parents:||Patty James, Manny James|
|Wife • Spouse:||Rachael Kirkconnell (m. 2022)|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||Heather Martin (ex.), Katie Thurston (ex.), Madison Nelson (ex.)|
|Occupation:||Football Player • TV Personality|
Early Life & Education
Matt James was born on the 5th of December 1991, in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. He grew up in a Christian home and still holds strong faith. He was born to Patty James (mother) and Manny James (father). The renowned figure also has a brother named John James.
He completed his primary school at a local North Carolina primary school. He enrolled in another local high school and played on the school’s football team.
Matt James later finished his tertiary education at Wake Forest University. He was very athletic at school. He is said to have also joined the school’s football team and brought home many medals and achievements for the school.
Matt James graduated from Wake Forest University with a major in Economics. Not only was he Athletic, but he was also very intelligent. He managed to combine school and social life and still be the best at both.
As mentioned before, Matt James is a former NCAA football player. He began his professional career as a footballer. Through this field, he gained international recognition for his statue and physique.
Before then, he was playing for the national football team in his school, Deamon Deacons, at Wake Forest University.
When Matt James decided to retire from their football career, he thought of becoming a reality TV star like the Kardashians. He auditioned for the popular TV show called The Bachelor season 25 and made it through.
When he was in the house, he kept his cool on. He was friendly with everyone, but also very intelligent. He knew exactly what he wanted from the house, the type of woman he would like to date, and how he would like fans to portray his character.
Due to this, Matt James played his role very well and gained millions of followers on his social media.
Fans can never forget how Matt James made them enjoy the Bachelor reality TV Show. They are still hoping he joins another reality TV show. Some of his social media handles are below:
- Twitter: @matjames
- Instagram: @matjames
- YouTube; Matt James
Matt James is 6’5 inches tall and weighs about 74 kg. He is the appropriate height for an athlete. This can be said to be one of the reasons he chose to be an athlete.
He has stayed away from any social media controversies or anything that will cause his name to be tarnished. According to sources, he has lived a rumor-free life and still maintains it to date.
His past relationships are not certain when it comes to relationships, but he is a married man. Matt James tied the knot with his long-term girlfriend, Rachael Kirkconnell.
The couple is living a healthy and happy life together and is yet to have children. They like to post pictures together looking marvelous and breathtaking on social media.
Matt James had also dated Heather Martin, Katie Thurston, and Madison Nelson in the past.
Matt James‘ grossed an estimated net worth of about US$500,000, generated from his entertainment life.