Eric Schwer had a lot to answer for when he and Gaby Windy reunited on The Bachelorette: After the Last Rose on Tuesday, September 20th
After 29-year-old real estate analyst Gabby, 31, suggested Jess Palmer confronted Erich with a woman named Amanda Kaylor who claimed Erich broke up in March after two months of dating between them to go on the show. In a series of alleged text messages before filming, Erich apologized for apparently trying to convince Amanda to be open to the idea of dating him when he came back since he was only on the ABC series participated because he felt “stuck”. [his] career path.”
“You just expected me to keep dating you while you go on a reality show to ‘find love,'” she wrote to him. Erich is said to have replied: “It’s not real, but you’re right. I’m sorry I really didn’t think this through. … I didn’t see the implications. I’m sorry I thought we might get on the same page on this. I really didn’t mean to hurt you.”
On Tuesday, Erich admitted he had handled the situation “poorly”.
“I seduced her and I want to own that. No hard feelings towards this girl. I understand her actions. … I didn’t want to have a tough conversation. But I learned a lot from it. I want to own this 100 percent. I have no hard feelings for this girl. It’s a mistake I made on my part,” he said.
When Jess Palmer Reading the text messages, Erich added: “I used the show as an excuse not to confront her about our relationship. I didn’t see a future, but we had fun. … I am in love [Gabby] from the bottom of my heart. 100 percent real. I never expected it. I want this to be forever.”
Gabby then confirmed Erich had told her about the text messages before they were leaked earlier this month, calling him “gracious” and “honest” – then jokingly calling him an “A-hole” before confirming that she had forgiven him.
At the beginning of the episode, the intensive care unit nurse got engaged to Erich. The episode picks up where part one of the finale ended, which aired September 13 – with Gabby in tears when the New Jersey native expressed doubts about a proposal.
“In the real world, I want to date you,” Erich said. “Getting engaged before that happens isn’t usually how things go.”
Gabby broke down, walked away from Erich and cried to the producers.
“I don’t want to force him into his decision,” she said. “I want to be with Erich forever – so I want him to propose to me. What should I do? Walk away because he’s not ready to propose?”
However, in the second part, Erich made his feelings clear and popped the question with a Neil Lane diamond. “You literally make me feel like the only person alive. And I’ll fight every day for the rest of my life to keep that feeling. I love you Gabby Windey,” he said. “You’re unbelievable. You are the most amazing person I have ever met. It’s you and me until the wheels fall off. I’m head over heels in love with you and want to spend the rest of my life with you.”
Before the final, Erich also made headlines for another controversy. On Sept. 9, he issued a “heartfelt apology” when an “insensitive photo” of the blackface contestant resurfaced from his high school yearbook.
“What I then thought was a display of my love for Jimi Hendrix was nothing but ignorance,” he wrote via Instagram. “I was naïve about the hurtful impact my actions had on the black community and those closest to me, and I will forever regret my abusive and harmful behavior. I am deeply ashamed of my actions and understand that apologizing is only the first step in taking responsibility.”
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