Peter Weber doesn’t blame Barb for the end of his relationship.
Just three days after declaring their love for one another on The Bachelor finale, Peter Weber and Madison Prewett announced their split. In those three days, a lot was said about Weber’s mother, Babara, who clearly didn’t approve of Prewett (that’s an understatement). However, Weber wants it known that his mom had nothing to do with it.
“No. This is stuff between Madi and I, solely, 100 percent,” Weber told TMZ when asked if his split with Prewett was due to his mother. “And people have their opinions, but this is just between the two of us, and it’s just mutual respect and love. That’s all.”
Following the finale, Glamour spoke with Bachelor host Chris Harrison who said Weber and his mother’s relationship was “damaged” by her finale behavior.
“Of course it’s damaged,” he said. “It was damaged last night.”
Harrison added, “The overwhelming feeling I had was just being gutted. I was sad and a little depressed afterward. I love Barb and Peter Sr., and I love Peter Jr. I’ve been to their home. They’re my neighbors! I adore these people. For that to happen on my watch, I felt a little guilty. I felt a little responsible, and I tried to fix it. I felt bad, like I had a hand in this, and that sucks.”
On Friday, March 13, Weber posted an Instagram story video of himself with his mom, assuring fans everywhere that they’re actually doing just fine, thank you very much. In the video, Weber read a headline aloud about their “strained” relationship then asked his mom’s comment. All she said was, “I love you,” before Weber called the entire ordeal “fake news.”
Obviously, this wasn’t the only social media message Weber shared with fans on Friday. In the post announcing his breakup from Prewett, Weber also shared his feelings on all the women he spent time with on The Bachelor.
“I want to start by acknowledging the incredible group of women that I had the privilege of getting to know this season,” Weber wrote in an Instagram post. “Thank you for coming on this journey with me. I learned so many lessons from all of you that I will carry with me. Madi, thank you for your patience and unconditional love. You’re the epitome of a woman who carries herself with grace, stands by what she believes in, and loves wholeheartedly. That love is something I feel so grateful to have felt and will take a piece of that with me always going forward.”
He continued, directly referencing Prewett by adding, “Madi and I have mutually decided to not pursue our relationship any further. Believe me this was not easy for either of us to be ok with, but after a lot of honest conversations, we have agreed that this is what makes most sense for the two of us. The love and respect I have for Madi will continue to endure.“
With Prewett chilling with Selena Gomez post-split, it looks like everyone is doing just fine. Barb included.