Bachelor Nation fans have been speculating about a new romance between Peter Weber and Kelley Flanagan since the duo quarantined together during the coronavirus pandemic.
And now Peter, 28, is finally turning to the persistent rumors that he was dating his former contestant and opened up on Nick Viall’s podcast The Viall files this week.
He told Nick, “Are we dating? No. Do I love spending time with her? Absolutely. We are not dating. Could I see that in the future? Yes of course. If that happened, I would be very lucky. ‘
Opening up: Peter Weber has been silent about his relationship status with Kelley Flanagan plus his recent breakups and regrets
The pilot admitted that after his failed romances with other bachelor participants Hannah Ann Sluss and Madison Prewett, he wants to slow things down.
“I am the last person to enter into a relationship. I just had an appointment that didn’t work out. I was just trying to chase things with another woman who was not working. That’s why I’m taking it very, very slowly now. ‘
Peter and Kelley are quarantined with friend Dustin Kendrick and he revealed it happened naturally after going to Chicago to spend some time with Kelley and the closings started to happen.
“It has become sort of something that we always got along well with and had very good chemistry. We just enjoy each other’s company. I just decided to quarantine here with Dustin too. ‘
The reality star also revealed that their friendship blossomed after he happened to bump into Kelley, reconnecting and getting closer.
“There are many things that people don’t know. My relationship with Kelley was … a fluke. You go all the way back to the very beginning – we meet before one of these things started.
“We are not dating. Could I see that in the future? Yes of course. If that happened, I would be very lucky. Peter talked about his relationship with Kelley
“It is clear that the show happened and that we did not succeed. During the Super Bowl, I was in Miami and had the opportunity to go to the Super Bowl with my brother, and I ran into her for the Super Bowl on Saturday night.
“Within our relationship on the show, it didn’t really play out the best for us. It just wouldn’t work on the show. ‘
Peter revealed that they met again on a night out with mutual friends in Los Angeles.
“We chat, we hang around and then I got her number. We started communicating and just kept in touch. ‘
Peter also reflected on his split from Hannah Ann, which he proposed in The Bachelor’s finale. They broke up shortly afterwards when Peter realized he still had feelings for runner-up Madison.
“It was brutal for me to look at that divorce with Hannah Ann. I felt so bad about the situation. I felt that I was abandoning so many people, Hannah Ann as number one, and myself. It’s strange to break up with someone and make it public like that. I was 100 percent wrong with Hannah Ann and that relationship. ‘
Close Friendship: The duo are quarantined in Chicago with Dustin Kendrick
“Within our relationship on the show, it didn’t really play out the best for us. It just didn’t work on the show, ‘said their stint on The Bachelor, where Kelley was a contestant
During his brief relationship with Madison, Peter reflected on how difficult it was to be reunited onstage during After The Final Rose after spending no more time together after the bachelor.
“At this point, nothing from the horse’s mouth was fake. None of that was staged, staged by the show, which made it seem like I loved Madi,
“Looking back, I feel like we should have seen each other before getting on stage together.”
“It was tough, we left the podium together, we had to do press. We just couldn’t do it, we just weren’t in the right headspace. I remember going to her hotel … it was super sad. We probably stayed on her bed there for six hours, we laughed, we cried, we hugged … it was rough. ‘
“I was 100 percent wrong with Hannah Ann and that relationship.” Peter said of his failed engagement to Hannah Ann Sluss. He split with her shortly after introducing her to the final of The Bachelor
“None of that was fake. None of that was staged, ”said Peter about his feeling for Madison, but said they just couldn’t get their relationship off the ground