gabby break up. There was one last bloom. Since their breakup was announced, viewers of The Bachelorette have been curious as to the real reason Gabby and Erich parted ways.
In 2022, when Gabby Windey was the Bachelorette on The Bachelorette alongside Rachel Recchia, she and Erich Schwer met on the show. (Gabby and Rachel competed for the heart of The Bachelor season 26’s Clayton Echard, but they ended up in third place and were ultimately eliminated.) On the season 19 finale of “The Bachelorette,” Gabby gave Erich her final rose and declared him the winner. When I first met you, I was completely myself. I’ve never had such an instant, profound rapport with anyone before. At the time I proposed to you, Erich, I felt like I’d known you for years. Not realising it at the time, I had found my soul mate. I believe our relationship has reached this insane level because you finally let down your guard. … You have the uncanny ability to make me feel completely alone. And I intend to do whatever it takes, every day of my life, to preserve that sensation. Dear Gabby Windey, I adore you. You really are incredible. Absolutely no one compares to you in my book. It’s just going to be the two of us until something breaks. I want to spend the rest of my life with you because I am completely and utterly in love with you.
After the season 19 finale of The Bachelorette aired, Gabby told People that she and Erich had “lots of FaceTimes” and “lots of communication” while keeping their relationship a secret. A great deal of excitement is taking place. “There’s a little bit of fear because you don’t know what you’re really walking into,” she said. After filming, it’s like entering a different world. She went on, “If there was even a hint of a worry or a concern, you have to bring it up sooner rather than later for yourself, because your time is so limited together. You would meet up again after you both had a chance to address some issues face to face. The rhythm becomes more ingrained in your life.
During The Bachelorette 2022, what happened between Gabby and Erich? Less than two months after the season 19 finale of The Bachelorette, on November 4, 2022, E! News confirmed that Gabby and Erich had called off their engagement. One insider claimed on the site that Gabby was the one who ended things between her and Erich because they “weren’t on the same page.” According to the insider, “she felt they weren’t aligned and weren’t on the same page.” There was no future between them, despite Gabby’s hopes that they could give each other space and work things out.
In the November 2022 episode of Dancing With the Stars, Gabby confirmed her split from Erich and explained that the reason for the split was that the two of them had different “common goals” and “approaches to life.” To add insult to injury, Gabby suggested that the reason she and Erich broke up was because of the “blame” he always seemed to place on her. “I just went through a breakup, so [love] has a special meaning for me,” she explained. Our relationship broke down because we didn’t see eye to eye on major issues, such as our shared values and life priorities. We just weren’t a good complement to one another.” Her words continued, But I’m just thankful that my parents model so many of the qualities I look for in a romantic partnership—for example, they never argue or point fingers. The microwave has been left in a dirty state, so it’s OK. Nonetheless, it’s really irrelevant. With this dance, I hope to conjure up that kind of unending affection.
Erich confirmed his breakup with Gabby in an Instagram Story the following day. Many of you have written to ask me and Gabby-related questions. We just weren’t cut out to be each other’s people, and that’s a tough realisation to come to when trying to pinpoint why. I’m so glad we crossed paths in such an unusual setting and manner,” he wrote. I can never, ever regret saying that. Gabby is a remarkable person who is making a remarkable contribution to the world. I hope she gives them a run for their money in the final DWTS show because she has always had my support. This year, I have improved myself so much thanks to the lessons I have learned from my experiences and the mistakes I have made. My plan is to spend quality time with my loved ones and reflect on my life during this break. I’ve put in a lot of time and effort over the past few months, and I can’t wait to show you the results.