In a Cameo message to a fan, former Bachelor Peter Weber shares the story of how he found love in a hopeless place with attorney Kelley Flanagan.
The overall reaction to the Bachelor’s Peter Weber ending up with the woman he let go before hometowns, Kelley Flanagan, has been…well, quite the mixed bag. A lot of fans feel like they were hoodwinked by Weber, and the entirety of his season, for him to only end up with a woman he met prior to filming; others are, for the most part, over it in general, while some fans, albeit much fewer, are just genuinely happy for the two of them.
It’s fair to say it’s common knowledge by now that Peter Weber had the intention of asking Kelley Flanagan out on ‘ATFR’ – after all, what on earth was she doing there otherwise? This is likely the most accurate recollection of the events that took place in March; not to alleviate any of the blame on Peter, as he is, after all, an adult with autonomy over his decisions, but clearly production on last season of The Bachelor had different plans for Peter Weber’s final flight route. Nevertheless, he found his way back to his tax lawye- I mean girlfriend, Kelley Flanagan.
Weber recorded a Cameo message on Tuesday for a fan’s birthday, of which Bachelor fan account Bachelornation.Scoop snagged a copy, and he decided this was the opportune platform for him to share his love story with Flanagan. 2020 is truly wild, Bachelor Nation.
You guys want some inside scoop here on why I ultimately picked Kelley? All right, let’s see what I can do. To be completely honest, I think just the nature of the show, you know, it definitely works, and I’ve said that since day one. I still believe it works, but I think specifically for the type of relationship between, you know, Kelley and myself, [it] just wasn’t the most organic type of situation for us that was going to actually work. And that’s OK, that’s totally OK because each relationship is different.
Weber then shared an anecdote from his time on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette, revealing a saying he told Brown from his grandmother that rings true for him today (disclaimer: this is Peter’s English paraphrasing as alas, I was not the star pupil in my high school Honors Spanish class).
No matter what happens, let the waters run. What’s meant for you, what’s yours is yours, nothing will ever change that.
Essentially, an edgy version of, ‘if you love something set it free. If it comes back it’s yours. If not, it was never meant to be.’ Weber continued that we’ll have to wait and see, “what the future holds for Kelley and [I], but [I] think it’s a beautiful love story. What’s yours is yours, and it’ll come back no matter what. And that’s kinda been our relationship, you know, we kept coming back in each other’s lives, so that’s the way I look at it. Definitely an unorthodox way, but it worked for us in the end.”
Weber then calls Kelley Flanagan, or “Kel” into the shot, and they tried to combust my eardrums with a birthday song – it was cheesy, no doubt, but it was endearing and cute, I’ll give them that. Weber implored Flanagan to share dating advice for the birthday recipient – at least he’s self-aware in that he is not exactly the one who people are soliciting love tips from.
After noting that the birthday girl was 16-years old, Flanagan offered, “Just have fun. Right now, just have fun.” “And then go on the Bachelor when you’re in your mid-twenties!” Weber jumped in. Peter, you were doing so well, sweetie, but just no.
All in all, I have to admit – Pelley is cute and I support them as a couple. As a resident Tannah for life, I’m certainly not going to be the one to judge Peter for going back to someone he let go on his season. If the alternative was him trying to fit a square in a circle peg and attempt to date Madison Prewett, who as we all know Weber had absolutely nothing in common with, who am I to judge? While some ultimately feel that his season essentially was a waste, justifiably so, I see it as I see any other season – playing out the way it was meant to. It sometimes just might the “unorthodox” way after all.
Are you rooting for Peter and Kelley? Or do you just not care anymore? Suddenly wanting to book a Cameo from Weber to see what he’ll divulge next? Be sure to share with us if so! Cheers.