That was quick. Bachelor Peter Weber and Madison Prewett shocked Bachelor Nation with their unexpected breakup announcement yesterday evening, just two days after confessing their love for one another during the two-night finale — but the most shocking part of it all was the reaction from the pilot’s mother. Barbara Weber, who has been vocal about her disapproval of her son’s relationship with the 23-year-old, took to her Instagram page to seemingly celebrate the couple’s premature split with a video of herself dancing to “Leaving on a Jet Plane.”
“Love you guys❤️,” she captioned the untimely video of herself with two friends. It didn’t take long for fans to take issue with the mother’s unnecessary jab at the couple, and many took to the comments section to put her in her place.
“The sad thing is that you’ll never have the same relationship with your son again… I can’t imagine feeling good about hurting my son or my relationship with him,” one comment read while another added, “You are a very shallow person, Barb.”
Fans also referred to Mrs. Weber’s insensitive post as “childish,” “hateful,” and “shameless” — but it doesn’t seem to be fazing her one bit. After all, the mother-of-one predicted Madison and Peter’s split during the After the Final Rose special Tuesday night.
“[Peter’s] going to have to fail to succeed,” she admitted while calling out the couple’s incompatibility. “All his friends, all his family, everyone that knows him knows that it’s not going to work.”
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I want to start by acknowledging the incredible group of women that I had the privilege of getting to know this season. Thank you for coming on this journey with me. I learned so many lessons from all of you that I will carry with me. Madi, thank you for your patience and unconditional love. You’re the epitome of a woman who carries herself with grace, stands by what she believes in, and loves whole heartedly. That love is something I feel so grateful to have felt and will take a piece of that with me always going forward. Madi and I have mutually decided to not pursue our relationship any further. Believe me this was not easy for either of us to be ok with, but after a lot of honest conversations, we have agreed that this is what makes most sense for the two of us. The love and respect I have for Madi will continue to endure. Hannah Ann, you set an example for women everywhere a couple nights ago. You are such a strong, confident woman and you deserve all the love in the world. I accept full responsibility for my mistakes in our relationship and wish you only the best. This has been an emotional experience and I am so grateful for the outreach of support that I have received from friends, family, and Bachelor Nation in the last few days. Thank you to all of you! This is just a another chapter in my story. One I will never forget and one I will always cherish ❤️
Thursday night, the 28-year-old took to his Instagram to announce his split from the Alabama native. “Madi and I have mutually decided to not pursue our relationship any further,” he said. “Believe me this was not easy for either of us to be ok with, but after a lot of honest conversations, we have agreed that this is what makes most sense for the two of us. The love and respect I have for Madi will continue to endure.”
Madison shared a post of her own confirming the news, adding, “As Peter and I have decided to go our separate ways, I am confident that we will both move in the direction of our purpose and never forget that God has a plan in all things.”
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