Are Gabby and Erich still together? 'The Bachelorette' finalist hesitates to pop the question to her
MEXICO: After getting her heart broken by Clayton Echard on 'The Bachelor', Gabby Windey got a second shot at finding love on 'The Bachelorette' Season 19. The ICU nurse was hoping to get her fairytale romance amidst the 32 suitors handpicked for her and fellow 'The Bachelorette' lead Rachel Recchia. Gabby and Rachel soon learned that the road to finding love is anything but easy.
While both the ladies bawled their eyes out after being rejected by the suitors during the rose ceremony, it seems like that was just the tip of the iceberg for Gabby's many woes on the show. After multiple group dates, one-on-one dates, and even hometown dates, Gabby was just left with Jason Alabaster, Johnny DePhillipo, and Erich Schwer as her suitors ahead of the fantasy suites week. The ICU nurse's excitement to go on an overnight date with her suitors was quickly bust when Jason and Johnny informed her that they weren't ready to get engaged to her. This left only Erich in the running. Despite Erich's insecurities and accusations of Gabby cheating on him ringing alarm bells in everybody's minds, the 31-year-old went ahead and decided to pick Erich as her winner, and expressed her love to him! So did Gabby and Erich get their "happily-ever-after" or leave the show without a ring? Well, read on to find out.
Are Gabby Windey and Erich Schwer still together after 'The Bachelorette'?
If you watched the teaser of the finale episodes, you may have spotted Erich telling Gabby that he wasn't ready to get engaged just yet, but wanted to continue dating her! He says, "I just like I want to date you. Getting engaged before that happens is not how things usually go.” In the next frame, we see Gabby walking away crying and wondering what she should do as her only suitor wasn't ready to give her what she wanted- an engagement ring. While it may be tempting to assume that Gabby and Erich decided to break things off over their differing views on getting engaged, the reality is far from different, or at least according to spoilers king Reality Steve.
Reality Steve confirmed that Gabby and Erich were very much still together, even after the show wrapped up filming. At the beginning of the season, Steve declared that Gabby and Erich were engaged, however, after watching the season, and how things panned out, he retracted his statement and claimed that he wasn't sure if the couple got engaged on the show or not. He said, "As for Gabby and Erich, they are still together. Nothing new to report there. Whatever drama goes down in Mexico, it’s not like anyone else comes back for her. He’s the only guy left. They work through it and are together today. Now, I did hear a possibility that maybe they didn’t get engaged in Mexico and they just left dating, but I was never able to confirm that. The main thing that I doubled checked on was where they still together and I was told they absolutely are."
If Steve's predictions are true about Gabby and Erich leaving together but without an engagement ring, then this wouldn't be a first on the dating show. In an earlier season of 'The Bachelor' Matt James left with Rachel Kirkconnell without a ring, so who knows maybe Gabby and Erich may still be going strong, even without the ring.
'The Bachelorette' Season 19 airs every Tuesday at 8/7c on ABC.