‘The Bachelor’: Peter Weber Says His Relationship With Kelley Flanagan Has Grown Stronger Since Quarantine
Bachelor Nation fans were shocked when Peter Weber and Kelley Flanagan started dating. Not only did Pilot Pete’s journey come to a crashing halt, but the world was also beginning to realize the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Given the timing, some viewers weren’t sure how the romance would pan out. But recently, Weber revealed his relationship with Flanagan “really benefitted” from spending quarantine together.
Peter Weber and Kelley Flannagan begin dating after ‘The Bachelor’ Season 24
Weber and Flanagan may have met before The Bachelor Season 24, but the 29-year-old eliminated his now-girlfriend in the seventh week. In the finale, Weber got engaged to Hannah Ann Sluss. Then shortly after breaking things off, Weber seemingly pursued his runner-up, Madison Prewett. Though Weber and Prewett ultimately decided to go their separate ways.
Two weeks after The Bachelor finale in March 2020, Weber and Flanagan were spotted in Chicago. At the time, the reality stars claimed they weren’t dating. However, they were quarantining together amid the pandemic. Then on May 2, Weber confirmed his relationship with Flanagan in an Instagram post.
“You caught me. Let the adventure begin,” Weber captioned a photo of himself kissing his new girlfriend.
Peter Weber discusses starting his relationship with Kelley Flanagan during the coronavirus pandemic
In an interview with Bold TV from July 2020, Weber opened up about starting his relationship with Flanagan during the pandemic. But while many couples have been faced with new challenges during quarantine, it seems Weber and Flanagan have only grown stronger.
“It’s been a crazy four months, for sure,” Weber said. “In regards to my relationship with Kelley and the progression of that, it’s really benefitted us. It’s been a unique way to get into that relationship and spend so much time right off the bat because you had no choice.”
He continued, “I had to come out to Chicago to spend time with her. We had no choice but to just hang out in the apartment. We couldn’t really go out. So it’s been a cool process for us to develop our relationship. I’ve really enjoyed it. We really got to know each other.”
Weber also hinted his ability to get along with Flanagan indicates something positive long-term.
“It’s been really exciting for us and it’s a great sign,” he said. “We haven’t gotten sick of each other yet. So fingers crossed this keeps going.”
Peter Weber updates fans on his relationship with Kelley Flanagan during ‘The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons’
In June 2020, Weber and Flanagan appeared on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever. When speaking with host Chris Harrison, the couple revealed what’s next in their relationship.
“We are just really excited for the future,” Weber said at the time. “We talked and we both have dreams about moving to New York City for a little bit and get that experience. Hopefully, fingers crossed, that’s in our future. And just enjoying each other and it’s been great.”
Then in an interview with Entertainment Tonight from July 2020, Weber and Flanagan confirmed their plans to move to NYC together. But even so, it appears they still want to take things slow, especially since they’re out of The Bachelor bubble.
“We’re not on a reality show anymore, we can take our time,” Flanagan said. “We don’t need to rush anything, we want to make sure each other is in the right headspace. And there’s nothing wrong with that. We’re happy and we’re living life.”
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