The first date
For Madison and Peter’s first date he took her to his parents’…vow renewal ceremony. It might have been a bit much for a first date given Madi met his entire family and then some. However, she remembers it fondly as the “best day ever”. Finally, something sweet and sentimental!
In fact, when she got back to the mansion, Madison couldn’t wait to document the day that felt so surreal to her.
"I remember getting back and journaling and being like, ‘I’m screwed. How am I going to do this? I feel like I’ve known this guy and have been dating this guy for so long. I felt like we had been dating for a year and I was at the family Christmas gathering."
I mean, she did go to an extremely intimate family gathering. Was there a way to feel anything but close to all of Peter’s relatives? I still don’t think it was the best idea for a first date, but hey, it just might have been her fondest memory of the whole journey, so we’ll let her have it.
After the awkward final rose
“After the Final Rose” was The Bachelor season 24’s worst moment yet. It basically consisted of Madison and Barb going back and forth about who is right and who is wrong. Most of it came from an emotionally charged Barb, but I can’t help but feel it was all an exaggerated production. I mean by this point Bachelor Nation had put Barb on a pedestal and given her praise for her “no effs given” blunt attitude.
But prior to coming on the special, Madison confesses that she and Peter hadn’t gotten back together yet. It all went down during the finale, and then fell apart following it.
"We came into [‘After the Final Rose’] not together and we left that evening together. We said in that moment, ‘I love you and I want to see if this can work,’ but we never said that we were in a relationship."
As expected, within a couple of days, both Madison and Peter took to their social media to share that they had officially decided to part ways. I don’t even think they were together at all–before or after the finale. There’s definitely something shady about Kelley’s presence at the special and what transpired in the days after. That darn Pilot Pete is so shady that it’s hard to believe what anyone is saying. But might just be me.
"We finally got to a place where we just realized, with everything that’s happened, this isn’t necessarily the best foundation to be starting a relationship. And how the finale went definitely played a huge role in why I didn’t feel like it could work."