Peter Weber Is Very Much in Love with Kelley Flanagan — Glimpse into Their Charming Love Story
In Season 24 of "The Bachelor," pilot Peter Weber was looking for his one true love, and now he's finally found her in Kelley Flanagan.
At the end of Season 24 of "The Bachelor," Weber announced that his choice had fallen on Hannah Ann Sluss, and he even popped the question, but by the end of the "After the Final Rose" special, the romance was over. Another lady was waiting in the wings.
LOOKING FOR LOVE
Like so many other bachelors in seasons past -- like Jason Mesnick and Arie Luyendyk Jr. -- Weber seems to have discovered that the woman he really wants is one he passed by.
Flanagan was one of the contestants Weber initially rejected, and he ended up giving the rose and proposing marriage to contestant Hannah Ann Sluss instead.
The next step for Weber and Flanagan is to buy a house in Chicago and move in together.
But things with Sluss didn't work out, and the two quickly called off the engagement. Undaunted, Weber then briefly dated runner-up Madison Prewett, but he and Flanagan did remain friends.
In March 2020, the pilot visited Flanagan in her native Chicago, and the sparks flew. Just weeks after their reunion, the two were quarantined together and laying the foundation for a solid relationship.
The couple started showing up on each other's Instagram accounts in May, and in August, Weber marked the one year anniversary of their first meeting on the set of "The Bachelor" with a message to Flanagan:
“We danced the night away and then went our separate ways. I truly didn’t know if I’d see her again. This life is beautiful.”
WHAT COMES NEXT
According to a source close to the couple, the next step for Weber and Flanagan is to buy a house in Chicago and move in together, although the two have expressed a desire to live together in New York. Weber said:
“When this [pandemic] finally ends, we both have dreams. We’d love to live in New York City (...) and get that experience."
After celebrating with Weber in Chicago, Flanagan flew down to Los Angeles to celebrate his 29th birthday again with his family, and it seems that the Webers welcomed her with open arms.
Nevertheless, neither Weber nor Flanagan is planning on an engagement in the near future. The plan is to take their time and make sure every step they take is on solid ground.
The relationship they are now building highlights the difference between real life and reality TV. On the show, Weber had initially been very attracted to Flanagan, and she was slated as an early favorite.
However, the young attorney's discreet, low-key personality was overlooked by the pilot when contrasted with the high drama fomented by so many of the other contestants.
Of course, Flanagan still teases Weber over sending her home and choosing the wrong girl, but the pilot did admit to his mistake. Today the couple seems to be on the verge of making a life-long commitment to each other.
Hopefully, they will join successfully matched "The Bachelor" alums like Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici, who have now been married for six years and have just welcomed their third child.