‘The Bachelor’: Kelley Flanagan and Peter Weber’s Suspected Relationship Might Explain Why She Attended the Show’s Finale

Peter Weber and The Bachelor producers have a lot of explaining to do. During the finale, Weber broke up with Hannah Ann Sluss and confessed his love to Madison Prewett.

However, on night one of the two-part finale, Chris Harrison said it was “important” that Kelley Flanagan was in the audience. Fans think they finally know what happened now that pictures of Flanagan and Weber are surfacing all over social media.

Kelley Flanagan and Peter Weber
Kelley Flanagan and Peter Weber | John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images

‘The Bachelor’ Peter Weber and Kelley Flanagan were spotted together on March 25, 2020

The updates on Weber’s season keep coming. Two days after the season finale, Weber and Prewett both took to Instagram to announce their breakup. 

“Madi and I have mutually decided to not pursue our relationship any further,” Weber wrote on social media. “Believe me this was not easy for either of us to be ok with, but after a lot of honest conversations, we have agreed that this is what makes most sense for the two of us. The love and respect I have for Madi will continue to endure.”

Then on March 25, 2020, photos surfaced of Weber and Flanagan getting very flirty together in Chicago, Illinois. 

In one set of photos, Weber is carrying Flanagan over his shoulder like a sack of potatoes. The two have not announced that they are a couple, but it seems evident to fans that something is going on there. 

Did Peter Weber plan to ask out Kelley Flanagan during the ‘The Bachelor’ Live Finale?

“Peter had no intention to reunite with Madi during the finale and planned to ask Kelley out instead because they were already seeing each other,” wrote one fan on Reddit. “Producers blindsided him with the Madi reunion, they also blindsided Madi with Barb’s fury, and Kelley was just sitting there waiting for Peter’s invitation.”

The fan theories are running rampant after the reveal of the Chicago photos; however, the main comment from most fans is that Flanagan and Weber have been together since he broke up with Hannah Ann. They think that the producers wanted Weber to choose Prewett instead of Flanagan because it was a better story.

“The producers always meddle too much, but they took it to an extreme this season, and I think ultimately, that’s why the season was so bad,” added another fan. “Sure other factors — i.e., Peter not being a great lead — are part of it too. But the producers were their own worst enemy this season, and they took their manipulation and manufacturing of drama too far.”

‘The Bachelor’ Fans feel Weber was helping Madison Prewett grow her Instagram followers

“Why the hell would Peter willingly say that he loved Madi multiple times during ATFR if he was talking to Kelley?” asked one fan. “It doesn’t make any sense.”

“I think he did love her and probably wanted to give her a way to grow her follower count and go along with what producers told him to do,” replied another viewer. “He loved her but did not want to be in a relationship with her. He probably didn’t want to see her again after she left him in Australia.”

Fans agree that it all seems possible. Weber was at least talking to Flanagan and continuing to develop feelings for her after he broke it off with Sluss. However, the producers encouraged him to choose Prewett instead. 

“I buy it, and it also explains why Barb lost it,” added another Redditor. “She thought Madi was going to get in the way of Peter being with Kelley, whom she seems to love.”

Weber’s mother, Barb, invited Flanagan shopping with her on Instagram. Flanagan is also the only contestant from the season that Weber’s entire family follows on social media. 

It’s evident to fans that Flanagan was at the The Bachelor “After the Rose Ceremony,” so Weber could ask her out. However, the producers encouraged Weber to choose Prewett instead. 

Read more: ‘The Bachelor’: Fans Feel Peter Weber and Kelley Flanagan Were Together Since the Hannah Ann Breakup But Producers Didn’t Like That Storyline