Bachelor Nation fans could see Michelle Young’s spark with Matt James the instant she arrived at the Nemacolin Resort in Pennsylvania. So many viewers weren’t surprised when the contestant made it through to the grand finale. But are Michelle and Matt still together or even engaged now that The Bachelor Season 25 has wrapped filming? Here are all the spoilers you need to know.
What happened to Michelle Young and Matt James on ‘The Bachelor’ 2021?
In case you need a refresher, Michelle is the 27-year-old teacher from Minnesota that arrived a few weeks into The Bachelor Season 25. The contestant joined the cast alongside Brittany Galvin, Ryan Claytor, Catalina Morales, and Kim Li. Then Michelle received a one-on-one date with Matt, and fans really saw the couple connect.
During Hometowns, Michelle’s mom and dad could see how Matt made their daughter feel. So when the contestant’s parents revealed they would support the relationship, Michelle’s confidence in Matt continued to grow. Michelle also told Matt she loved him during their Fantasy Suite date.
“To be able to tell Matt that I’m in love with him was such a relief,” Michelle told producers in a confessional interview. “I am in love with Matt and thinking about an engagement with him does not scare me. What scares me is the feeling of knowing that you don’t want to spend the rest of your life without that person, and so I’m hoping that Matt feels the same things that I am.”
Meanwhile, Matt picked Michelle to be part of his final two alongside Rachael Kirkconnell.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains potential spoilers about what happens to Michelle Young and Matt James in The Bachelor Season 25 finale.]
Are Michelle Young and Matt James still together or engaged by the end of ‘The Bachelor’ finale or ‘After the Final Rose’?
As Michelle heads toward The Bachelor Season 25 finale, fans are starting to wonder whether the contestant is still together with Matt. The last episode of the season and “After the Final Rose” special will be released on Monday, March 15. But for fans who can’t wait another minute for spoilers, Bachelor Nation blogger Reality Steve shared what to expect moving forward.
On March 4, Reality Steve claimed Matt will break up with Michelle during their last date in The Bachelor finale. So it seems Matt and Michelle’s story did not end in an engagement. Meanwhile, Matt allegedly picks Rachael as his final rose. The blogger also claimed Matt and Rachael split up after the finale was filmed. But even so, Reality Steve suggested it’s unlikely Matt and Michelle will get back together.
“Haven’t heard anything in regards to him getting back together with Michelle or Bri [Springs], and there’s no chance for a reconciliation with Rachael,” Reality Steve wrote.
How is Michelle Young doing now? The contestant’s Instagram gives Bachelor Nation fans some joy
As of this write-up, ABC has yet to confirm Reality Steve’s spoilers about Matt’s Bachelor season. So for now, fans will just have to wait and see how Michelle’s journey unfolds. Meanwhile, many viewers are hoping Michelle will become the next bachelorette. But whatever happens to Michelle moving forward, many viewers and former cast members are supporting the contestant on Instagram.
Prior to The Bachelor Season 25, Michelle was new to the social media platform. But over the past few weeks, the contestant charmed many viewers with her inviting posts. More recently, Michelle gave a few shoutouts to her students and her mother after their brief appearances on The Bachelor. Then ahead of the finale on March 15, Michelle posted a series of fun photos.
“Just a girl and her sneakers,” Michelle captioned the Instagram pics.
Now, it seems Michelle came out of her Bachelor experience in one piece. But fans can tune in to the “After the Final Rose” special to see what she has to say.
ABC did not return a request for comment about the rumors surrounding Matt James and his contestants by the time of publication.
Update: In The Bachelor finale, Matt and Michelle broke up. Then during “After the Final Rose,” Michelle revealed she was no longer in love with Matt. She also wished Matt happiness as they said goodbye.
“I care about you,” Michelle told Matt. “You and me talking right now, I’ve already put it down. … I’m not in love like I was leaving the show.”