A Dancing With the Stars finalist cleans up her Instagram feed weeks after confirming she’s single.
Gabby Windey got engaged to Erich Schwer in the finale of The Bachelorette. As she continued with DWTS, Schwer seemed to give her full support, even making a few appearances in the audience early in the competition.
However, fans were quick to notice that Schwer’s ballroom appearances were dwindling – and Windey wasn’t wearing her engagement ring – leading to speculation the two had split. In fact, during a pre-dance package on the show, Windey confirmed that she and Schwer had ended their engagement.
“The end of our relationship happened because we weren’t quite aligned in our common goals or just the way we approach life,” Windey said to her dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy during season 31 rehearsals.
And while some people may have hoped that Windey and Schwer would work things out after DWTS ended, Windey deleted all of her ex’s pictures from her Instagram account.
Here’s what you need to know:
Windey has made no other public statement about her split from Schwer
For Windey, what she said on DWTS was enough to address what happened between her and Schwer, and she never addressed the breakup again — on social media or anywhere else.
Following the November 14, 2022 episode of DWTS, which aired on Disney+, Schwer took to his Instagram Stories to speak in his own words about the breakup.
“Many of you come to us with questions about me and Gabby. The reality is that ultimately we’re not each other’s people — it’s hard when there’s not a thing to put your finger on,” he wrote, adding, “We settled on one in a very unique situation very unique way and I’m grateful we did. I would never take it back. Gabby is an amazing person and she does amazing things. I will always cheer for her and hope she gives them hell in the DWTS finals.”
Schwer hasn’t deleted any photos of Windey from his Instagram account, although he apparently no longer follows his ex on the platform. Windey also removed Schwer from her “Following” list.
Fans reacted to Windey’s social media changes on Reddit
Someone took to Reddit to point out that Windey cleaned up her Instagram feed and removed all traces of Schwer, and many “Bachelorette” fans reacted.
“Gabby is a accomplished person with a career and a former side job that has been fun. Erich is an unemployed man looking for a promising career opportunity. They were never a match because they are in different places in life.” one person wrote.
“They now support each other from an even greater distance than before,” someone else added.
“I honestly can’t believe they broke up so quickly after she made a fool of herself defending him. It’s embarrassing!” wrote a third Redditor, referring to Schwer’s blackface photo that surfaced after the season wrapped.
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