‘Bachelor’ Star Peter Weber Admits Finding Love With Kelley Flanagan Was “Unorthodox”

The Bachelor‘s Peter Weber is taking things as they come when it comes to his new relationship with former contestant Kelley Flanagan.

On Tuesday, May 19, Bachelor fan account Bachelornation.Scoop shared a Cameo video message that the 28-year-old pilot recorded for a fan’s birthday. In the clip, Weber revealed an “inside scoop” on why he chose Flanagan, with whom he rekindled a romance after the show’s cameras stopped rolling.

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“To be completely honest, I think just the nature of the show, it definitely works and I’ve said that since day one, I still believe it works,” said Weber, going on to explain that for he and Flanagan, the show “wasn’t the most organic type of situation” for the them “if it was going to actually work.”

“And that’s okay, that’s totally okay because each relationship is different,” he remarked.

Then, Weber remembered a dinner he had shared with Bachelorette star Hannah Brown, when he related one of his grandmother’s Spanish proverbs about being fluid and flexible when it comes to life – a sentiment that he said he has applied to his Bachelor ups and downs.

“‘No matter what happens, let the waters run.’ That’s essentially what it says in Spanish,” Weber said in the Cameo clip. “What’s meant for you, what’s yours will always be yours, and nothing can ever change that. Obviously we’ll see what the future holds for Kelley and I, but I think it’s a beautiful story, definitely a beautiful love story of what’s yours is yours and it will always come back to you no matter what.”

“That’s kind of always been our relationship,” he added. “We’ve kept coming back in each other’s lives. So that’s the way I look at it. Definitely an unorthodox way, but definitely worked for us in the end.”

Weber then brought Flanagan into the camera frame to wish the lucky fan a very happy birthday – through a song. The pair sat together, with Flanagan’s arm around Weber, as they sang a “Happy Birthday” song. The 28-year-old attorney then shared some advice for the fan, who recently turned 16, and said, “Right now, just have fun.”

“That’s true; just have fun,” Weber added. “And then go on The Bachelor when you’re in your mid-20s and go find love. But always have fun, as Kelley would say.”

In April, a source told PEOPLE that Weber and Flanagan were officially dating after the former contestant came in fifth on Weber’s season of The Bachelor. In early March, fans began to speculate that they had secretly reignited their romance after Flanagan appeared the live-in studio portion of the Bachelor finale.

The couple’s relationship status comes just after it was revealed that Weber was staying with Flanagan in her Chicago apartment since March amid the ongoing public health crisis.

“She’s always been supportive of me,” Weber said in early April on Nick Viall’s podcast, The Viall Files“Long story short, I wasn’t working so I thought I’d go out there [to Chicago] and spend some time with her, take her mind off some [family] things. This was right when everything was starting to hit with the quarantine stuff … and it kind of just became a thing where we’ve always gotten along really well, and had really good chemistry. We just enjoy each other’s company.”

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