After an official breakup announcement in December 2020 and a Super Bowl reunion in February 2021, Flanagan is opening up about their final split and why things ended on “really bad terms” shortly after reconnecting.
“It ended really badly,” she said on the Chicks in the Office podcast on May 21, per People. “I essentially went off on him. I ended up leaving New York and going to one of my girlfriend’s houses and hanging out with her. He texted me, I didn’t respond and then found some news out that I wasn’t happy about. We still had each other on Find My Friends, we were closing it out, it was ending but still wasn’t necessarily done.”
While Flanagan says she eventually told Weber to “get the hell out of my life” and “lose my number,” the reality star pilot reached out “the other day.”
“I’m just not responsive,” Flanagan said. “There’s a lot of things that you hear. This world is very small. I even get stopped by girls in Nashville and they’re like, ‘My friend hooked up with Peter last week!'”
During his infamous season of The Bachelor, Flanagan didn’t even make it past week six. Weber proposed to Hannah Ann Sluss at the end of his season, then called off the engagement and dated runner-up Madison Prewett for a minute. It wasn’t until the 2020 Super Bowl that Weber and Flanagan reconnected and began dating. Though Weber’s mom Barb was clearly a fan of Flanagan, things didn’t last.
“Obviously, I wish her well and everything. I just want her to be happy, more than anything, but…we’re not in contact anymore,” Weber told E! News in April 2021. “But definitely, I’m always rooting for her and want her to find her happiness.”
While that might be true, Kelley Flanagan had plenty more to say about him during the podcast interview. “He loves Pokémon cards and he loves playing video games and he loves going out and partying,” she said. “There was a while where I was trying to convince myself that that’s what I liked and I was like, ‘Alright, Kelley, let’s be honest with yourself. Does that add up for you?’ “
She also described the moment Weber went against her wishes and announced their initial breakup on New Year’s Eve (Flanagan didn’t post until January 3). “I asked him not to do it on New Year’s and I was like, ‘Can you just give me a couple days to tell people?’ “ she said. Flanagan also claimed that ABC recommended they wait until the day before the premiere of Matt James’ Bachelor season to make the announcement.
Flanagan said executives thought people were “excited about other things,” which would distract from the breakup, but “[Peter] had to do it in 2020.”