Pilot Pete Breaks His Silence Over Dramatic 'Bachelor' Finale
Peter Weber is finally ready to talk about the explosive season finale of "The Bachelor." Bachelors and Bachelorettes typically go on a press tour right after their season, but Peter remained tight-lipped for a month and only posted on social media a few times.
Becca wanted to know why Peter waited until now to speak about his season, and he replied candidly: "I just needed time."
Peter apologized for not doing a press tour and making all the stops, but he said he was not "in the headspace to do that and Madison [Prewett] wasn't as well."
He explained, "That was just a tough couple of days for us right after. That was the last thing on our mind. There was a lot that had happened between Madison and I right after that show and into the next two days. After that, I just wanted to be there for my family. I wanted us to come together and support each other. We were going through a lot."
On a brighter note, Peter said he's "in a really good place right now." He elaborated, "I’m really happy that I feel that way because it wasn’t that way for a while after everything ended. Then having to see so much hate — that’s hard. I thought I had tough skin. This really tested that, and now I have even tougher skin."
He wanted to clear the air, too, because "people were just making all these claims" that weren't true.
Peter's mom Barbara Weber played a major role in the finale, not just because we finally learned who she cried "bring her home to us" about. She received backlash for telling Chris Harrison, "He’s going to have to fail to succeed. That’s it. All his friends, all his family, everyone that knows him, knows that it’s not going to work. We’ve been trying to help him."
Rumors swirled about his relationship with his mom, but Peter affirmed that he and Barbara are "in a really good place as well."
He told Rachel and Becca, "I know she is my number one fan, and only wanted what’s best for me. That whole thing just came from a place of love. Could the delivery have been different? Absolutely. She’s the first one to admit that."
Peter explained that families are bound to disagree sometimes, even ones like his that are extremely close. Looking back on what his mom said, Peter said he's "even more proud of her" because she didn't feel "pressured to conform to a certain situation."
He said, "Delivery aside, that’s something I respect the hell out of my mom for. I wish I could be a little more like her in regards to putting your foot down and speaking your true heart."
The 28-year-old also admitted that mothers, do, in fact, know best. He said the days following the finale involved "a lot of conversations" with Madison about their future. He acknowledged, "At the end of the second day, we were essentially just proving my mom right. I’ve always heard moms know best, and there’s a reason that saying is out there. I think they do."
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