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Peter Weber Admits to ‘Self-Sabotage’ in Relationships

Blaming himself. Peter Weber has been doing a little soul-searching this year, and he thinks he is aware of why he’s been so unfortunate in love.

“I feel like, sometimes, the hopeless romantic in me kind of backfires, because I put such this high level of expectation in my head,” the previous Bachelor, 30, stated through the Tuesday, August 24, episode of his “Bachelors in the City” podcast. “And so I’ve been really kind of — in these last eight, nine months — really just realizing that and observing how I have been in the past and how I want to try to change myself in the future, moving forward.”

Peter Weber on the ABC TCA Winter Press Tour in Los Angeles on January 8, 2020.
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The California native has been single since his December 2020 break up from Kelley Flanagan, besides for his or her transient reconciliation in February. The pilot admitted on Tuesday’s podcast that the previous 9 months mark the longest stretch of his courting life that he’s been single.

Weber added that his excessive expectations have induced relationships to finish sooner than they in any other case would.

“I think that’s probably my biggest Achilles heel is, honestly, the hopeless romantic,” he defined. “It starts off great, it starts off very passionate, a lot of fire, and I’m all about that. … If I’m being completely honest with you guys, I feel like maybe I self-sabotage relationships.”

Weber and Flanagan, 29, met shortly earlier than season 24 of The Bachelor started filming in fall 2019. The lawyer was one of many contestants on the present, however she completed because the fifth runner-up. During the season finale, Weber proposed to Hannah Ann Sluss, however they broke up shortly after filming wrapped. He later dated runner-up Madison Prewett, however they known as it quits in March 2020.

The following month, Us Weekly confirmed that Weber and Flanagan had reconnected and began courting. Eight months later, nevertheless, the pilot introduced that the pair had determined to go their separate methods.

“While our relationship was filled with countless beautiful memories, our relationship simply didn’t work out in the end,” he wrote through Instagram on New Year’s Eve. “Kelley is someone I will always have a special love for. Someone I have learned more from than she will ever understand. Someone I am so thankful came into my life and someone who I will always wish all of life’s greatest blessings on. These moments in life always hurt, but in my opinion that shows you it was worth the time you spent together.”

The pair’s post-breakup relationship has been tumultuous, with Flanagan claiming in May that their romance ended “really badly.” Weber responded to her declare with an accusation of his personal, saying in an episode of his podcast that he thought her feedback have been “very calculated.”

Earlier this month, nevertheless, the Bachelorette alum stated they’d labored arduous to put the previous behind them.

“Listen, obviously there’s two sides to every story, and yes, it’s true that usually the truth lies a little bit, you know, in between both those sides,” he stated throughout an episode of the “Tea With Publyssity” podcast. “But I said my piece, and, like, I have no desire to further that. … I’ve moved on. I know she’s moved on.”

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