‘The Bachelor’: Will Peter Weber Actually Start Dating Producer Julie LaPlaca after Madison Prewett Split?

Peter Weber’s season of The Bachelor was the first where no one really knew how it was going to end until the live finale. There were a number of rumors going around about who Weber would end up with. Some people thought he would propose to Hannah Ann Sluss, while others were team Madison Prewett. But some fans even thought that Weber might completely flip the script and end up with one of the Bachelor producers, Julie LaPlaca.

Peter Weber and Julie LaPaca
Peter Weber and Julie LaPlaca | Instagram @julielapaca

Well, now that Weber has broken up with both Sluss and Prewett, could he actually give LaPlaca a shot?

Theory that Peter Weber and Julie LaPlaca were dating

When Bachelor fans don’t have answers, they go find them. While trying to crack this season, one fan went sleuthing on LaPlaca’s Instagram and found a few curious things.

“They spent New Year’s Eve together, with his family,” the person wrote on Reddit. “Check her tagged pics, there’s a pic from his dad with her and their family at dinner.”

“In another tagged photo, a girl that she follows posted a pic of herself and Peter, but tagged Julie. The caption says something about ‘an unexpected ending indeed.’”

“Yet another tagged photo shows her in a Seahawks hat. On Julie’s picture of herself in New York, you can see Peter behind her with his back to the camera, and Hannah B. commented that she ‘approves.’”

Peter chooses Hannah Ann Sluss and then Madison Prewett

No one in the Bachelor camp denied the claims that Weber and LaPlaca ended up together until after the finale aired. During the finale, it was revealed that Weber proposed to Sluss, only to later break up with her in order to date Prewett. But two days after the finale aired, Weber and Prewett broke up.

“Madi and I have mutually decided to not pursue our relationship any further,” Weber wrote on Instagram. “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.”

Will Julie and Peter get together?

After all of the dust settled, LaPlaca finally took to her Instagram to respond to all of the rumors.

“Yes that was @pilot_pete in the tan jacket, no we didn’t kiss at midnight,” she captioned a photo of the two of them. “But whoever ends up as his copilot for life is one lucky lady, because this guy has a heart of gold.”

So, though they obviously aren’t together now, LaPlaca definitely has warm feelings about Weber. And fans are still hoping that the two will get together.

“Look, Madison is a lovely lady, but I really don’t think her and Peter are compatible,” one fan tweeted. “I’m still holding out hope Peter and Hannah B end up together. Or maybe him and producer Julie now that filming has ended? The possibilities are endless.”

“I think everyone was prepared for you two to end up together… so why not?” one person commented on LaPlaca’s post.

“Don’t try to throw us off your tracks,” another person wrote.

“Don’t fight what the heart wants!” one fan said.