hen-party bomb. Season 19 Finalist Erich Schwer no stranger to controversy – and he found himself in hot water again when texts between him and ex-girlfriend Amanda Keillor leaked last week.
In an alleged text exchange that was posted online on Thursday, September 15, the reality TV star is who Gabby Windylast suitor – decided to appear in the series when he was still in a relationship with Amanda.
“I know it’s not perfect, I wanted to do it to see if there was anything else I could do with my life. I really like you, Amanda,” he allegedly told the mother of one of a series of text messages leaked on Thursday, September 15th. “I didn’t think it would make a big difference, but I understand how you feel, I’m sorry and I understand if you don’t want to see me anymore.”
Amanda was taken aback by Erich’s audacity. “You just expected me to keep dating you while you go on a reality show to ‘find love,'” she reportedly asked her then-boyfriend, whom she dated from January to March.
“I’m really sorry that I didn’t really think it all through. … I did not realize the consequences, ”Erich allegedly replied. I wish I thought we could talk on the same page about this. I really didn’t mean for it to hurt you.
What shocked her most, however, was Erich’s “lack of honesty”, as Amanda exclusively said. Us weekly ahead of Tuesday, September 20, hen-party the final.
“I feel like it was something that he might have had in mind for longer than… obviously I found out right before [he began filming] and only the fact that he constantly met with me stayed at my house, ”she explained. “He let me introduce him to [my son] a week before. … Something got confused in my head, knowing that this was a potential option.”
Amanda added that she also doesn’t believe Erich’s claims about when he found out he was chosen to be on the March 10 show. Us.
The couple’s relationship was “very strained,” Amanda said, despite the fact that it was “short-lived” and they never labeled it. “We were obsessed with each other,” she shared, claiming that “every day this month he texted me, ‘I need to be with you, I need to see you.’
Despite her heartache, Amanda, who told Us she won’t watch the Tuesday night finale, ultimately wishing Erich nothing but happiness – as long as he’s sincere about his romance with Gabby.
“If he and Gabby are real and he moved on and found someone, then I’m happy for him. I just hope it’s not just part of his plan to get something out of it because I mean he really fooled me,” she said. Usadding that if she were to co-host Bachelorette, she would “ask [the relationship]”, and claimed that Erich went on a reality show with “bad intentions.”
While she doesn’t know what – if anything – her ex told Gabby about their relationship, as long as “she knows the whole truth and still wants to be with him and they’re happy, then I wish them the best.”
hen-party The Season 19 finale airs Tuesday, September 20 on ABC at 8:00 pm ET.
With a report by Diana Cooper
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