Gabby Windey Said a Former ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Was 1 of Her ‘First Loves’

There always seems to be new developments in Bachelor Nation. Through ABC’s well-known reality dating television series, the ever-popular franchise continues to grow and, of course, entertain. The Bachelorette debuted back in 2003 and featured Trista Sutter, but, more recently, the show’s fans and viewers enjoyed watching Michelle Young’s journey for love.

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Looking ahead, there has been a lot of Bachelor Nation buzz due to the franchise’s historical season 19 announcement. For the first time ever, The Bachelorette has invited two women to take on love, and Gabby Windey is one of the lucky leading ladies. With Windey at the forefront of social media and headlines, lots of interesting and surprising information has been coming up.

Gabby Windey said Dean Unglert was one of her ‘first loves’

JoJo Fletcher, Tayshia Adams, Sean Lowe, and Tia Booth are just some of the most popular names and faces to come out of ABC’s Bachelor Nation. Over the past two decades, audiences and viewers have gotten to know and love their fair share of contestants.

With that being said, many loyal followers of the franchise might have been surprised to learn that Windey actually dated another Bachelor Nation personality long before she joined the show. Though they didn’t date very long, Dean Unglert and Windey briefly saw one another.

In a podcast, Windey sat down with Mike Johnson and Bryan Abasolo to set the record straight. While speaking on Talking It Out With Bachelor Nation, Windey shared that Unglert was actually one of her first loves. 

The details behind Gabby Windey and Dean Unglert’s romantic past

As the story goes, the two college sweethearts dated for about a year before deciding to go their separate ways. Meeting during their undergrad days at the University of Colorado, Windey expressed that though she was grateful for the experience it was a “distant past”. 

In a cover shared by The Sun, Unglert explained, “She was, like, one of the main exes. She was my girlfriend from college.” He even referred to Windey as “the second love of his life.” Though it didn’t work out between the two of them, it most certainly is a strange and beautiful coincidence. 

Blake Horstmann, another former contestant of Bachelor Nation, also claimed to have previously dated Windey. Though they did seem to spend some time getting to know one another, Windey reiterated that they were mutual friends and never actually dated or were exclusive. 

When speaking on the matter, Windey shared, “I think they’re great people, you guys I’m sure know them, and I’m grateful for all these nice things that they said about me, but it’s nice to kind of clear up my dating history.” 

A closer look at Gabby Windey’s upcoming season of ‘The Bachelorette’ 

Season 19 of The Bachelorette premieres on July 11th, and fans and viewers of the show can hardly wait. E!’s Though little has been revealed about the upcoming season, it does seem like Windey and Rachel Recchia, Windey’s co-bachelorette, will not be having separate contestants. Hopefully, the two will be able to find love and manage to stay free from any love triangles and drama!

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