Why The Bachelor’s Peter Weber Ended Things With Kelley Flanagan After “Stressful” Move

Watch: Madison Prewett & Kelley Flanagan Go Back & Forth About Peter Weber

Alas, a recent bout of turbulence proved too much for Peter Weber and Kelley Flanagan's romance. 

The pilot announced on his Instagram on Thursday, Dec. 31 that the pair had called it quits after nine months together. He explained that their relationship was "filled with countless beautiful memories" but that it "simply didn't work out in the end."

The news was particularly startling to fans, given that the season 24 Bachelor had just shared on Dec. 22 that the couple decided to move to New York City together. As it turned out, transitioning to the Big Apple exacerbated their issues.

"Peter ultimately was the one who ended it with Kelley, but she 100 percent agreed that they needed time apart," a source tells E! News exclusively. "They had been fighting a lot, and the move was very stressful and put a lot of pressure on them."

According to the insider, the third-place finisher from Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette is currently on the West Coast to ring in 2021.

photosBachelor Nation's Still-Rosy Romances

"They spent the holidays apart, and Peter is already back staying with his parents in L.A. for now," the source adds. 

E! News has reached out to both Peter and Kelley for comment.

This has been a bumpy year for a number of Bachelor Nation couples, and the airman was no small part of that. Keep scrolling to revisit all of the dating franchise's matches who sadly announced in 2020 that they had thrown in the towel.

ABC/Paul HebertKendall Long & Joe Amabile

These two seemed like a match made in heaven, but in January, the Bachelor in Paradise pairing shared that they couldn't make things work. "Joe has made the decision to move back to Chicago while Kendall will be remaining in her hometown of Los Angeles," they shared in a statement. "We both respect each other's decision and still have a great deal of love for each other. We appreciate all the love and support everyone has given us throughout our relationship."  

ABC/John FleenorPeter Weber & Madison Prewett

Following the dramatic finale, the couple announced on Instagram that they'd no longer be pursuing a relationship. "Madi and I have mutually decided not to pursue our relationship any further," Peter wrote. "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."

Madi added in her statement, "I will always love and respect him. I am convinced our paths were meant to cross and we are both better because they did."

InstagramChris Soules & Victoria Fuller

This relationship began and ended in quarantine. The pair sparked romance rumors in April, but went their separate ways after more than four months. According to Victoria, she wasn't willing to make the move to Chris' home in Iowa. "I just think that right now, I'm in such a different place than he is," Victoria explained. "It's been so much about other people this year that I just really want to hone in on what I want to accomplish and what I want to get out of this year."

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