Peter Weber has already had his fair share of ups and downs on this season of The Bachelor, starting with an unexpected emotional reunion with his ex-girlfriend and former Bachelorette Hannah Brown. The two were still found to have chemistry in both the first and second episodes of the season, which confused and angered the other contestants. But while the 28-year-old seemed torn over unresolved feelings for his former flame while filming, he now speaks and reveals that he was “frustrated” by how it all went down – and we didn’t blame him a bit.
After Hannah Brown’s second appearance on the show, contestants began to express concern that Peter Weber had not forgotten his ex. Some of the women even wondered if they would stay on the show after seeing his connection with the 25-year-old.
“I mean I totally understood [the women’s] frustration,” he told Us Weekly. “I was just as frustrated, if not more.”
During the episode, Hannah and Peter shared in a lengthy, tear-filled conversation detailing what went wrong in their relationship. The former contest queen wondered why she chose Bachelorette winner Jed Wyatt and runner-up Tyler Cameron before him, and at one point even asked her if she had considered staying on the show to be with him – an offer she inevitably declined.
While it made for juicy television, the reunion between the star-crossed lovers did nothing other than stir up old, useless feelings between a couple that would no longer work, and we can only imagine the pain that Peter Weber felt at that moment. Not only did he question his feelings for Hannah, who wasn’t sure she wanted to be with him, but he had a room full of women who were putting their lives on hold just to get to know him – which he was very aware of.
“The entire time I was talking with Hannah Brown, in the back of my mind, I thought about them and what that would do to them. And, you know, I knew that they had sacrificed their time to be there, and to try it with me,” he continued.
Ultimately, Peter and Hannah broke up and the pilot turned his attention back to the women and his search for love, but the clarity he finally found didn’t come easy.
“I tried my best from then on to show them that I was ready to leave the past and focus on them. And, you know, I feel like I did my best work and that’s all I could have done.”