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Rodney Mathews was a contestant on the 18th season of The Bachelorette.

He was eliminated in week 7.

He returned for the 8th season of Bachelor in Paradise. He split from Eliza Isichei in week 5.

Personal life[]

He is in a relationship with Ari Blige.


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Rodney is a glass-half-full kind of guy. After his dreams of playing in the NFL were shattered by a career-ending injury, Rodney picked himself up and redirected his ambition. He has a great job he enjoys, but he says life would be better if there was someone he loved waiting for him at home every night. Rodney is looking for someone who is honest, active and ideally a former student athlete like himself. He wants to find a deep mental connection with someone but also wants a woman who he can laugh with every day. Rodney knows exactly what he wants and he is looking for someone who has that clear vision too – he’s done wasting time and is ready to be wifed-up!

  • Fun Facts:
    • Rodney is afraid of opossums.
    • Rodney is terrified of being catfished.
    • Rodney is very into intermittent fasting but only on weekdays.