Kelley Flanagan Says She Would Consider Doing ‘The Bachelorette’ After Her Breakup With Peter Weber
While Peter Weber originally eliminated Kelley Flanagan on his season of The Bachelor in 2020, the two began a relationship after his season ended. After announcing they planned to move to New York City together, Weber revealed on Dec. 31, 2020, that he and Flanagan ended their relationship.
Since breaking up, both Weber and Flanagan have shown that they plan to move to New York City separately. In a Q&A on her Instagram story, Flanagan also revealed she would be open to being the lead on The Bachelorette.
Peter Weber was the first to post about the breakup
After several months of dating, Weber and Flanagan broke up before their planned move to New York City.
“I’m here to share that Kelley and I have decided to go our separate ways. While our relationship was filled with countless beautiful memories, our relationship simply didn’t work out in the end,” Weber wrote in an Instagram post.
Flanagan released her own statement on Instagram on Jan. 3, writing, “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. Unfortunately him and I are in two different stages of our lives and saw our future paths differently.”
Kelley Flanagan is open to being on ‘The Bachelorette’
On Jan. 7, Weber posted a video on his Instagram story announcing that it was the day of his planned move to New York City. He has since posted multiple photos on Instagram showing that he successfully moved.
Flanagan has also shared that while she did not make it to New York City when she intended, she still plans to move there in March 2021.
“… I’ll be in the Florida Keys until March then still making the move to New York… In the meantime, I am trying to figure out my future living situation in New York (searching for a roommate and apartment), spending time with my friends and family and focusing on my career!” Flanagan posted on Instagram on Jan. 10.
On Jan. 23, Flanagan asked fans to submit true or false questions for a Q&A on her Instagram story. One fan asked if she would be the lead on The Bachelorette if she was ever asked to fill the role.
“I would definitely consider it!” Flanagan replied.
Do fans want Kelley Flanagan on ‘The Bachelorette’?
After Flanagan posted on her story that she would consider being on The Bachelorette, fans of the show debated if a season with Flanagan as the lead would be worthwhile to watch.
“She dated Peter a whole 9 months, I do not trust her judgement on men and I do not wanna watch her judgement of men on tv,” a fan wrote on Reddit.
“ABC would never pick her as bachelorette, because she has spoken out a couple times shading producers… I’m sure they would also love to have her on BIP – but not Bachelorette,” one fan speculated on Reddit.
While some fans of The Bachelorette voiced that they would not be thrilled with Flanagan as the lead, other fans think Flanagan would be mature in the role.
A Reddit user wrote, “I would watch. She’s shown a lot of emotional maturity… I know a lot of other people might think that she wouldn’t because of her deadpan-ness, but it’d be interesting to see how that plays out as a Bachelorette…”