Is Bachelor star Matt James dating Heather Martin?

MATT James' search for love will come to a conclusion during the March 15 season finale of The Bachelor.

The Sun exclusively reported that James secretly visited Heather Martin in her hometown of San Diego shortly after the star “dumped” the show’s winner.

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Is Bachelor star Matt James dating Heather Martin?

Martin, 25, came late onto this season of The Bachelor after her best friend, former Bachelorette Hannah Brown, encouraged her to pursue a relationship with James, 29.

Despite the ABC leading man appearing happy by the unexpected arrival, he immediately eliminated Heather out of fairness to the other women.

Months later, a source exclusively revealed to The Sun that James and Martin have since rekindled and are exploring a romance. 

The insider claimed that the New Yorker has been in Los Angeles for the past few weeks due to Bachelor filming – including the After The Final Rose finale.

According to the source, James has “been hanging out a lot with his old pal Hannah Brown and her best friend, Heather Martin when he's been in California.

"The three of them have hung out a lot in LA and Matt even went to San Diego to spend time with Heather one-on-one,” the insider claimed. 

"They've spent a couple days together just the two of them and have really hit it off. They are not in a relationship yet, they're taking it slow until Matt's season is done airing. 

“He's still working through a lot and is not trying to jump from one relationship to another. 

“But Heather has been head-over-heels about Matt for a long time and feels this is finally her shot now that he's newly single. She's all in,” the source added.

When did Heather Martin appear on The Bachelor?

After first appearing on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, the San Diego native attempted to steal James' heart by showing up in a mini van during the middle of the season.

She received an unfriendly welcome from the group of women who were furious at the idea of having to share their man with a newcomer. 

James and Martin “really hit it off," however just a few minutes after she arrived, the star sent the blonde beauty home and the two were never given an opportunity to explore their relationship.

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Who does Matt James end up with in The Bachelor finale?

According to blogger Reality Steve, James ends up with Rachael Kirkconnell at the end of the season after sending home Michelle.

On March 4, The Sun exclusively revealed James' “dated then dumped” his season’s winner after “blindsiding” her with a recent breakup. 

James didn’t get down on one knee during the finale however, he was still “happy” with Kirkconnell, 24, up until he recently called it quits, an insider alleged. 

The split came as online fury rages on over Rachael's resurfaced photos from 2018 that show her attending an "Old South" Antebellum-themed party.

"He previously had no issues with those photos until ABC kept pressing the issue.

"Matt expressed repeatedly expressed how bad he felt that people were not supporting Rachael and stood by her throughout. 

"But it seems Matt decided that his image was being tarnished too much and he gave in," the insider added.

How can I watch the season finale of The Bachelor?

The Bachelor's season finale will kick off at 8pm EST on Monday, March 15, on ABC.

Fans can catch up on season 25 by visiting ABC.com.

The Bachelor: After The Finale Rose will air immediately after the season finale at 10pm.

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