While on former Bachelorettes Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin’s Friday episode of the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast, Bachelor contestant Hannah Ann Sluss opened up about her relationship with Peter Weber’s mother, Barbara.
“After our break up she definitely reached out a couple times,” Sluss admitted. “I love Barb, I honestly, I could break down crying just thinking about her right now because I miss her so much.”
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“But I knew that forgiveness is the only way forward and I needed to work on, leading up to this day, to forgive Peter and to move forward,” the 23-year-old model added. “And doing that is, you know, isolating myself from anyone close to him. And I can’t continue to talk to Barb every day if I’m trying to move forward from Peter, and that’s been also a heartbreak, not being able to be a part of Barb and her life. That’s also a heartbreak and a breakup in its own self.”
Last week, Barbara made headlines for her intense support of her son’s relationship with Sluss over his relationship with contestant Madison Prewett. During the live After the Final Rose, she even slammed her Prewett right to her face after the contestant came back to confess her love for Weber when she heard that he called off his engagement to Sluss.
Sluss addressed Barbara’s comments, sticking up for her intentions.
“Barb, she’s a really special person and she’s just looking out for her son,” Sluss said. “She just wants someone to love her son and to root for his own happiness and to be in a relationship with him for the right reasons.”
Weber proposed to Sluss during the romantic final week of The Bachelor in Australia, shortly after Prewett decided to disqualify herself on her own terms ahead of the final rose ceremony. Soon after, Weber called off the engagement from Sluss due to lingering feelings for Prewett.
During the After the Final Rose, Barbara said she believed that Weber’s relationship with Prewett “was not going to work.”
“We want the best for him,” Barbara said. “I have to tell you, completely two different people. One was willing to compromise and the other one was not. You need both to compromise. Earlier Peter said, I gave my heart to two people. At that place, one only gave his heart to him and that was Hannah Ann. To me, of course, my love went to Hannah Ann.”
“He’s going to have to fail to succeed,” Weber’s mother later added. “All his friends, all his family, everyone that knows him knows that it’s not going to work.”
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