why Madison Prewett’s romance didn’t work out
Peter Weber is aware that there were thorns in his “Bachelor” romance with Madison Prewett.
“It was literally the most trying and difficult experience I have ever had,” Weber, 30, said exclusively to Page Six in a new interview, reflecting on his time directing season 24 of the series. ABC dating – and wooing Prewett – in 2020.
As viewers will recall, Weber immediately connected with Prewett, 25, who received his first one-on-one date – an intimate visit to the pilot’s family home in Southern California to attend. at the renewal of his parents’ vows.
The Alabama-bred contestant, who told Weber she was saving herself for marriage earlier in the season, finally made it to Fantasy Suites week – but fled the show after learning that her then-potential husband had been intimate with his two other finalists.
“As much as I respect her and think about her a lot, I certainly see that there were differences between the two of us that probably weren’t going to allow a meaningful long-term relationship to blossom.” , Weber said. “Nothing against either of us. It’s just who we are. It’s like that.”
Weber isn’t sure her love affair with Prewett would have ended happily forever, even if she had been given the first date of the week, which many fans say gave the proud Christian l opportunity to emphasize his morality.
“If that had been the case, the series probably would have been a little different,” Weber said. “But really, I really mean it, I don’t know if that would have changed anything in the long run.”
Prewett echoed this in a recent interview with Page Six, saying, “In the end, it is what it is and everything turned out the way it was supposed to.”
After Prewett broke up with Weber, he finally proposed to Hannah Ann Sluss, recipient of the final rose. But when that engagement fell apart, Weber and Prewett made a pact on the “After the Final Rose” special to explore their relationship off-camera.
Days later, however, the doomed couple, who also faced criticism from Weber’s opinionated mother Barbara, parted ways for good.
Prewett details his “tortuous” separation from Weber in his new memoir, “Made for This Moment: Standing Firm with Grace, Strength and Courage” – a book he has yet to read, although he supports his literary endeavors. .
“I have nothing but good things to say about him,” he said. “She always behaved in the best possible way. I am delighted to see all of her success that she has achieved.
Weber, who also dated ‘Bachelor’ Season 24 star Kelley Flanagan, told us he hadn’t befriended any of his reality TV exes – and was intrigued by the idea of dating someone who is not famous.
“I am really more of a private person. I know a lot of people don’t believe it, but I really am, ”he said. “I can’t wait to date someone who is not in the public eye. For me, there is something very appealing about it and keeping things a little closer to the chest.”
But if he’s still single by next summer, Weber is open to looking for love on the beaches of “Bachelor in Paradise.”
“This is obviously the only avenue I haven’t taken, but it’s one that I think might work better for me than ‘The Bachelorette’ or ‘The Bachelor’,” said the former season 15 of “Bachelorette,” which previously competed for Hannah Brown’s Heart in 2019.
Weber – who couldn’t make the spin-off this year due to scheduling conflicts – explained, “Just being able to focus on a person is how I really like to vibrate with someone. and log in. Having so many people around and having so many women to walk through can be distracting. So I like to think about the way ‘Paradise’ is run.