The Golden Bachelor, a spin-off show from The Bachelor franchise, has been gaining popularity despite its departure from the typical format. The show is known for its drama-filled younger contestants, but this new season features Matt James’ mother, Patty James, as a competitor.
Matt James Mom on The Golden Bachelor
Matt James made history as the first male African-American lead in the franchise’s history. However, his season was not without drama, largely due to his relationship with Rachael Kirkconnell, who ultimately won his season but they didn’t stay together for long. In an unexpected twist, Matt and Rachael got back together on March 22.
The inclusion of Patty James has generated excitement among fans. Matt shared a press release photo of his mother on his social media, expressing his support with the words, “i ccc uuu mama” and a flaming heart emoji. Rachael also commented on Patty’s post, writing, “she’s ready to find love.” Former Bachelor Nation stars, like Hannah Brown, Susie Evans, and Lindsay Arnold, also showed support and excitement for Patty’s participation.
ABC’s decision to bring in individuals with ties to the franchise, like Patty James, has proven to be a smart marketing move. It has created buzz among former Bachelor stars and current fans. Some viewers who initially weren’t planning to watch the show have expressed their interest now that Matt’s mother is involved.
The Golden Bachelor is set to premiere on Thursday, September 28, at 8/7c on ABC. The inclusion of Patty James as a competitor has generated excitement and intrigue among fans of the franchise.