Lave it to The Bachelor-verse to keep providing a steady stream of discussion topics for your next Zoom cocktails date with friends.
Apparently, the show’s most recent leading man, Peter Weber, isn’t as into the coronavirus-encouraged social distancing as the rest of us. TMZ has photos of him hanging out with one of the women from his season, Kelley Flanagan, in Chicago on March 25. In some of the shots, he’s even carrying her over his shoulder and the outlet reports, “Folks who saw them tell us Pete was super-flirty and very handsy with Kelley.”
Weber, of course, got engaged to Hannah Ann Sluss before ending that relationship for a short-lived one with Madison Prewett. And now he’s spending time (though they could absolutely be just friends) with Flanagan.
When she left the show, Flanagan had some choice words for Pilot Pete. “I question his intentions because I don’t really know what phase he is in life. The four [contestants] that are left are like little babies,” she said on the show. “I don’t really know who they are. Are you a child or an adult? Clearly he doesn’t agree. If he’s not able to sit there and make decisive decisions and stuff like that, that’s on him. I don’t want him to waste my time either. Thank you for not coming and meeting my family.”
As recently as March 12, she denied rumors that she was dating Weber. “I have heard that. I heard that I’m pregnant and I also heard that I’m with Peter right now,” Flanagan told E!. “I’m not with Peter…I promise I’m not dating Peter. I’m not dating Peter.”
She’s also the apparent favorite of Weber’s now-famous mom, Barb. “Barb loves me, I guess I’m her favorite. I learned that last night at the finale. She came up to me and told me, gave me the biggest hug and she was, she was so sweet to me,” Flanagan told E! after the show’s final episodes. “I can’t hate her when someone’s so nice to me. Yeah she gave me a big hug, she’s like, ‘You’re beautiful, I love you, oh my God, I was your fan since night one!’ Barb I guess wants to get lunch with me and go shopping and hey, whatever, you know.”
And so, the mystery of Pilot Pete’s love life continues. Will the Bachelor drama ever cease?