Former Bachelor Matt James joins Mama Patty on ‘The Golden Bachelor’

To the surprise of many The Golden Bachelor has picked up speed. The concept seemed so at odds with what the Bachelor franchise is trying to deliver. It’s a show defined in large part by the drama of its younger contestants MattJames.

Matt made history in the franchise by being the first male African American lead on the show. But even though Matt broke new ground, his season was still filled with drama and turmoil, thanks in part to his choice, Rachael Kirkconnell.

Although Rachael won season 25, she didn’t stay with Matt for long. However, in an interesting turn of events, the two got back together on March 22nd. But now, in another funny twist, Matt’s mother is, PattyJamesHe can be the one who competes.

Fans recognized Patty as Matt’s mother

In his story, Matt posted one of his mother’s press release photos with the words “i ccc uuu mama” and a flaming heart emoji. Matt also appeared in the comments of Patty’s own post, where he used the flaming heart emoji again, but three times. Rachel also popped up in the comments, writing, “She’s ready to find love ♥️♥️”

Among the commenters were stars of Bachelor Nation of the past, like recently engaged Hannah Brown, who wrote: “PATTY! So exciting!!” Susie Evans came out and wrote, “Let’s go Ms James!!” Lindsay Arnold, who was Matt’s pro partner on Dancing with the Stars, commented, “Oh my god!!!!!!!! I’m sooo happy for you!!!!”

For marketing reasons, it was extremely smart for ABC to include names that already had ties to the franchise. Patty’s inclusion almost certainly had the intended effect, causing a stir among former Bachelor stars and current fans alike. One commenter wrote: “I wasn’t planning on watching the whole thing but now I’m here [Matt’s] Mom is there, me too!!!”

“The Golden Bachelor” premieres on Thursday, September 28 at 8/7 p.m. on ABC.

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