Erich Schwer Speaks Out for the First Time About Gabby Windey Split

Gabby Windey and Erich Schwer

ABC Erich Schwer has spoken out about his split from Gabby Windey.

Erich Schwer and Gabby Windey have ended their relationship just a few weeks after they officially went public as a couple on the “After the Final Rose” special.

The two met on “The Bachelorette” and got engaged on the show’s finale. However, after some speculation, the two have confirmed that they’ve gone their separate ways.

On November 4, 2022, E! News confirmed that Windey and Schwer ended their engagement.

“She felt they weren’t aligned and weren’t on the same page,” a source told the outlet. “Gabby was hoping they could give each other space and work it out but ultimately decided they didn’t have a future.”

On the November 14, 2022, episode of “Dancing With the Stars,” Windey confirmed the split.

“The end of our relationship happened because we weren’t completely in step and in sync with each other in our common goals or just the way we approach life,” Windey told her season 31 dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy during rehearsals. The clip aired during the package prior to one of Windey’s dances.

The very next day, Schwer released a statement about the split on his Instagram Stories, speaking out about it for the very first time.

Here’s what you need to know:

Schwer Is Still Supporting Windey on DWTS

Despite their decision to break up, Schwer made it clear that he doesn’t have regrets and he’s still a fan of Windey’s.

“A lot of you are reaching out with questions about me and Gabby. The reality is that we ultimately we’re not each other’s people – it’s hard when there isn’t one thing to put your finger on,” he wrote on his Instagram Stories.

“We met in a very unique situation in a very unique way and I’m grateful we did. I would never take it back. Gabby is an amazing person and she is doing amazing things. I will always root for her and I hope she gives them hell in the DWTS finale,” he added.

“I have learned and grown so much this year from experiences and mistakes and I continue to better myself every day. I am hoping to take this time with my family and loved ones and focus on myself. I’ve been working hard these past few months and I’m excited to share with y’all eventually,” his statement concluded.

Schwer has definitely been showing his support for his ex, often posting pictures of her on DWTS on his Instagram Stories on show nights and encouraging people to vote.

Several Fans Have Reacted to Schwer’s Statement

Not long after Schwer shared his statement on Instagram, someone took a screenshot and shared it on Reddit where fans could respond and have a conversation about his words.

“I’m shook at how quick their turnaround was from the finale to being broken up. Do we think they were already having issues at ATFR?? Or do you guys feel like it was more when she started DWTS?? In the latter case, that means they’d only have been at odds for a few weeks max but it was enough to split…either way they definitely weren’t together even six months so rip to that,” one person wrote.

“Ngl the “working hard” bit made me genuinely laugh out loud because the dude doesn’t even have a job and seems to spend most of his time surfing or hanging out in an empty warehouse. gabby can do a lot better,” someone else added.

“This season flopped so bad and I’m now tired of everyone on it. onto the next! This was a very generic break up post but I guess it’s all he can muster. hers was equally bland. but they got lots of followers in the process so it worked out for them,” a third comment read.

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