Her reason is too real.
It’s a thorny time for Bachelor Nation. Two months after confirming their engagement on the Bachelorette finale, Gabby Windey and Erich Schwer have officially called it quits. On Nov. 4, the couple confirmed their split to People, and on Nov. 14, Windey publicly opened up about their breakup for the first time... and the reason behind their split is a little too relatable.
During Dancing With The Stars, Windey explained her perspective on the breakup. "I did just go through a breakup. The end of our relationship happened because we both weren't in step and in sync with each other on our common goals or just the way we approach life,” she said, per Entertainment Tonight. “We weren't each other's best match.”
Although Windey didn’t say much else, according to E!, she was the one to call off their engagement. “She felt they weren't aligned and weren't on the same page,” an insider told the outlet. Apparently, the former Bachelorette wasn’t sold on a breakup — initially, Windey was reportedly hoping that some “space” would be enough to get them back on the same track. “Gabby was hoping they could give each other space and work it out but ultimately decided they didn't have a future,” the source explained.
The official breakup confirmation came just a few days after Windey hinted at some tension in their relationship during an interview on Dancing With The Stars on Oct. 31. For two episodes in a row, Windey opted not to wear her engagement ring from Schwer, prompting a Fox reporter to question her relationship status.
Windey responded, “I think life is just really busy for the both of us right now. So, I understand their concern but we're just kinda, you know, going forward with each of our individual interests and supporting each other from afar.”
Schwer has yet to release a statement on the split. As of the date of publication, the duo still follows each other on Instagram, so it doesn’t seem like there’s any bad blood. Their last post together was on Oct. 12, though Schwer did encourage fans to vote for Windey on DWTS as recently as Oct. 31.
Though Windey and Schwer may not be each other’s best “match,” it sounds like they’re still rooting for each other.
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