Bachelor Nation will notice a very familiar face among the crop of new guys in Clare Crawley's season of The Bachelorette. Although Matt James has never appeared on the show before, he is a big name in the Bachelor-verse simply for being best friends with a fan-favorite. Superfans already know exactly who Matt James on The Bachelorette is, and his popularity already has some people wondering if he may either win the season or even become the next Bachelor.
The morning after Peter Weber's season of The Bachelor came to an end on Tuesday, March 10, ABC announced Clare Crawley as the new Bachelorette and introduced the 32 men who will be competing for her heart. Normally, these contestant reveals are full of new, unfamiliar faces, but things were a little different this time around. Among the new guys is Matt James — though he was introduced following the franchise's grade-school naming convention as Matt J. — whom fans already know as the roommate and BFF of Tyler Cameron.
That's right — Tyler C. totally stole the show on Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette last year, and now his best bud will get his own shot at love. TBH, the other guys will need to watch out for Matt, because I'm sure Tyler has prepped his bestie for all of the ups and downs about to come his way.
Everyone who has even taken a quick glance at Tyler's Instagram page will immediately recognize that face. Matt is a constant presence on Tyler's social media, as the besties do pretty much everything together and have even created their own hashtag: #Myler.
These two have been through a lot together. The Bachelorette runner-up crashed at Matt's apartment when he moved to New York City after his season aired, and they have been roommates ever since. The duo hits up events together all the time, and not only do they hang out, but they also work together running the charitable program ABC Food Tours. Matt has even gotten in on some of the sweet Instagram sponsorships that came Tyler's way as a Bachelorette star. The friends that #sponcon together, stay together.
With such a strong bond, fans can expect Tyler to support his bestie throughout this upcoming season of The Bachelorette... maybe he will even make a quick cameo, who knows? For now, though, fans can browse through all the #Myler content on Tyler's Instagram (since Matt's account is private, per Bachelor protocol) to get pumped for Clare's Bachelorette season, which is set to premiere on ABC on May 18.