‘The Bachelor’: Why Did Peter Weber and Kelley Flanagan Break Up? The Former Contestant Explains the Split on Instagram
Before the start of 2021, The Bachelor star Peter Weber announced his split with Kelley Flanagan on Instagram. The social media post shocked many fans, particularly because the couple recently revealed plans to move to New York City together. So why did Weber and Flanagan break up? Flanagan’s latest Instagram post shared a few more details about the separation.
What happened to Peter Weber and Kelley Flanagan from ‘The Bachelor’ Season 24?
Weber and Flanagan’s love story started before filming The Bachelor Season 24. The two individuals met at a hotel for different events. Then they reconnected on the ABC reality series. However, the relationship wasn’t meant to be. In episode seven, Weber eliminated Flanagan during a three-on-one with Hannah Ann Sluss and Victoria Fuller.
Nevertheless, Weber and Flanagan found each other — again. A few weeks after The Bachelor finale in March 2020, the former reality stars were spotted together in Chicago. Naturally, rumors swirled. But, they insisted they were just friends. Then in May, Weber and Flanagan confirmed their relationship.
A few months later, Weber and Flanagan updated fans on their romance in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. The Bachelor Nation alums opened up about their future plans, including their big move to New York.
“I’m super excited to take this next step with Kell and move to New York and to see what adventures await,” Weber said.
Peter Weber reveals his split with Kelley Flanagan on Instagram
Despite their future plans together, Weber confirmed his split from Flanagan in an Instagram post published on Dec. 31. The former bachelor hinted he still had a “special love” for his ex, thanking her for their time together. But he didn’t delve into any details, noting the relationship just didn’t work out.
“I’m here to share that Kelley and I have decided to go our separate ways,” Weber wrote on New Year’s Eve. “While our relationship was filled with countless beautiful memories, our relationship simply didn’t work out in the end.”
He continued, “Kelley is someone I will always have a special love for. … These moments in life always hurt, but in my opinion that shows you it was worth the time you spent together. Thank you Kelley.”
Meanwhile, E! News reported that Weber was the one who broke up with Flanagan. “Peter ultimately was the one who ended it with Kelley, but she 100 percent agreed that they needed time apart,” a source told the publication. “They had been fighting a lot, and the move was very stressful and put a lot of pressure on them.”
Kelley Flanagan explains her breakup with Peter Weber on Instagram
Three days after Weber’s post on Instagram, Flanagan shared her own announcement about the breakup with Bachelor Nation.
“I know a lot of you have already heard the news, but I wanted to take some time to process it for myself before sharing,” Flanagan wrote on Instagram. “It saddens me to say this but Peter and I have decided to go our separate ways. Peter and I had some unbelievable times together and they will definitely be missed.”
Flanagan also hinted at why the split happened, suggesting that she and Weber were on different paths. “Unfortunately him and I are in two different stages of our lives and saw our future paths differently,” she wrote.
But ultimately, Flanagan’s Instagram post shared the same sentiment as Weber’s, as she wished her ex nothing but the best moving forward. The former contestant also revealed she still has plans to move to the Big Apple eventually.
“I wish Peter the absolute best and want to thank everyone for your continued support as I move on to my next chapter,” Flanagan wrote. “I’m still hoping to make it to New York one of these days, but for now I just want to focus on my happiness! 2021, I can’t wait to see what you have in store!”