There are some brutal tweets floating around about Barb, Peter Weber’s mother, after part-one of The Bachelor finale.
It was the emotional moment heard around the world (or, at least, Bachelor Nation) and the one fans thought they were looking forward to, but when it played out during last night’s two-hour episode, it was simply annoying.
To quote our girl Tyra Banks, we were all rooting for you, Barb.
Barb urging Peter to “bring her back to us” turned out to be about Hannah Ann and more manipulative than anyone could’ve imagined.
Many fans referred to her tears as “crocodile tears” to convince her son that Hannah Ann, simply referred to as Hannah by Peter’s dad and an “angel” by his mom, was “the one.”
Peter was already struggling with his decision because he has two really great women to choose including Hannah Ann and Madison.
He was able to get over all the “ultimatum” drama and see past it because he sees a future with Madison. He knows it’ll be hard because they aren’t exactly on the same page, but nothing that’s worth it is ever easy.
Unfortunately, he didn’t get the support of his family, who, particularly momma B, couldn’t get over it. It’s actually quite disturbing to see how much the family knows about Peter’s sex life and how they demeaned Madison for sticking to her guns and beliefs.
While being open about sex is one thing, in this case, it was as if the Weber family looked down on Madi for being a virgin.
She immediately became “wrong” for Peter and his mother tried to insinuate that she wanted to control or change him by simply voicing her concerns and wants.
Bachelor Nation previously brought up why Madi joined a show like The Bachelor that isn’t exactly religious or family-friendly, (and neither is windmill Peter), but at this point, we can’t fault the girl for wanting to find love and a true partner.
She found it with Peter, but unfortunately, his mother got in the way, and many fans pointed out that even if they got married, she’d continue to get in the way and his parents would always butt into his relationship.
The fandom went even further and said that Barb’s manipulative actions were the reason why Peter kept choosing the women that were very obviously wrong for him. (See: Victoria F keeps gaslighting Peter on ‘The Bachelor’ and It Needs to Stop)
When she saw that Peter was struggling with the decision, she broke out the tears to get her way, and fans pinpointed this moment as the explanation for all of The Bachelor Season 24.
It’s why Peter kept being drawn to the women who cried and were either toxic or manipulative — it’s all he’s ever known.
One user commented on the ABC video writing, “Now we know why Peter is attracted to manipulative women who victimize their egocentric behaviors.”
Another wrote, “No wonder Peter equates a woman crying with love. That’s how his mother has manipulated him to do her will his whole life. I hope this experience teaches her to let her son be his own man.”
— lisa (@lisa52862291) March 10, 2020
Another user summed it up perfectly:
“Peter’s mom is a narcissist. She:
1. Manipulates her son by crying so dramatically and tries to blackmail him saying she will welcome Hannah Ann home (the inverse means she wouldn’t do the same for Maddie)
2. Projects herself onto her son – when she said that she sees her and Peter’s dad in Hannah Ann and Peter, and she seemed 100% convinced of it and believed it
3. She feels threatened by Maddie because Maddie might change Peter into being NOT “spiritual” like her, as she said that Peter and her are both spiritual and she doesn’t want that to change…”
Fans went as far as stating Barb has been the true villain of the season all along and even joked she should be the next woman to be sent home.
In a healthy situation, what should have happened was the family, Barb included, should have given their advice but supported Peter as he followed his heart regardless of which woman he chose to be with.
Peter is 28-years-old, at some point, they have to let him go and trust that he’ll do what’s best.
While Barb was given the “villain” title, fans praised Madi for standing up for herself when his mother tried to shame her for her beliefs.
In case you missed it, she offered up this amazing quote (and it’s in caps because it deserves to be heard over and over again): “MY FEELINGS ARE VALID JUST AS MUCH AS HIS. THIS IS HIS JOURNEY BUT IT’S MINE TOO.”
— sydney (: (@sydtinch) March 10, 2020
Tell ’em, girl.
Madi is a strong, independent, self-aware, and confident. And it seems like the Weber family just wasn’t ready for her to be Queen.
Regardless of the outcome of The Bachelor finale, hopefully, Peter reflects on his journey and makes the necessary changes in his life.
Chris Harrison Leaving ‘The Bachelor’ Franchise After 19 Years
After hosting The Bachelor for nearly 20 years, Chris Harrison is leaving the show.
His exit follows the February controversy in which he defended Season 25 contestant Rachel Kirkconnell after photos of her at an Antebellum party in 2018 surfaced. At the time, he defended Kirkconnell’s actions stating that they only looked bad through a 2021 lens.
He since apologized publicly on Twitter stating he promised to do better and took a hiatus from hosting in which he became “educated on a more profound and productive level than ever before.”
However, Variety reports that despite Harrison’s desire to stay on the show, the incident’s escalation pushed Harrison’s lawyers to devise an exit strategy. A settlement was reached with Warner Horizon along the lines of eight figures.
With the hiatus becoming permanent, Warner Horizon and ABC issued a joint statement: “We are thankful for his many contributions over the past 20 years and wish him all the best on his new journey.”
While there has been no permanent replacement for the host of the franchise, the current Season 17 of The Bachelorette is being hosted by previous contestants Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe. And this summer’s Bachelor in Paradise will be hosted by David Spade, among a rotation of other celebrities.
Harrison took to Instagram to express his gratitude and confirm his exit: “I’ve had a truly incredible run as host of The Bachelor franchise and now I’m excited to start a new chapter. I’m so grateful to Bachelor Nation for all of the memories we’ve made together. While my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime.”
Who Won Matt James’ Heart on the Season Finale of ‘The Bachelor’?
For a franchise that loves to hype up each season as the “most dramatic yet,” Matt James’ season of The Bachelor really outdid itself with real-world drama surrounding Rachael Kirkconnell’s racial controversy, Chris Harrison’s downfall, and the bullying between the women in the house.
In the season finale, Matt James expressed some doubts about his final two women: Rachael and Michelle Young.
After Michelle gave him a jersey with his name on it (and a matching one for herself that read “Mrs. James), Matt decided it was the perfect time to break her heart. He explained that he didn’t feel the same way about her as she did for him.
“I just want clarity,” Michelle said about his feelings, to which he responded: “I don’t think I could get there with you.”
And thus… that left us with one woman standing: Rachael.
But does she get the final rose?
Matt still had doubts because he took what his mother said about love not being enough to sustain a relationship. He took that into consideration and questioned whether or not he was “there.” He realized he wasn’t sure that was ready to make a big decision or commitment like marriage regardless of the woman.
“What do I tell Rachael,” he questioned, adding, “Rushing into something I’m not ready for is… I’m not willing to make the same mistake my dad did.”
Harrison then informed Rachael that there wouldn’t be a date that evening because Matt was confused and needed some time. Naturally, she took it personally and broke down crying.
After some time to think it over, Matt revealed that he’s never felt this way before and that he knew he loved Rachael.
During their last meeting, Rachael poured her heart out and said she’d choose him everyday from here on out, through the good and bad.
Matt said that he saw what rushing a marriage did to his mom and his family and explained it’s not something he wants for them. “That’s why I can’t propose to you today,” he said, adding, “but that doesn’t mean I want to lose you.”
He explained that he wants to live his life with Rachael and wants to commit to her and build on what they started during their Bachelor journey.
“I’m in love you, and I see you as my wife and the mother of my kids,” he said.
So, while there’s no proposal, there is a future for Rachael and Matt… that is until those photos from the antebellum photos surfaced. All of that will be addressed during the “After the Rose” ceremony hosted by Emmanuel Acho.
During the “After the Rose” post-show, Matt revealed that his relationship with Rachael did not overcome the controversy.
“I’m really sorry that I hurt you,” Rachael told him in their first post-breakup meeting. Despite her apologies, Matt said he couldn’t get back together as she still had a lot to do. And though it was painful, the duo went their separate ways.
Best Tweets from Tonight’s ‘The Bachelor’ Finale and ‘After the Rose’
Tonight is the night.
Does Matt James make the right choice between Rachael Kirkconnell and Michelle Young on the season finale of The Bachelor Season 25?
And what did Twitter have to say? Find out who won Matt James’ season now.
Here are the best tweets:
Emmanuel: you ready to see Matt?
Rachael: no I’m not
— Lauren (@lperkowski3) March 16, 2021
— nic ミ☆ (@dwtsbach) March 16, 2021
— Nadja (@itsnadjanicole) March 16, 2021
“You can love someone and still want them to do better.”
— Geena Arevalo (@GeenaA_WAVY) March 16, 2021
— Chloe Crozier (@ChloeCrozier) March 16, 2021
— Rachel Tal (@rachelmtal) March 16, 2021
Matt James 20 times an episode: pic.twitter.com/Zr2I3O5b8J
— Bob Lunch (@miladyramos_) March 16, 2021
— Natalie Caballero (@NatCaballero5) March 16, 2021
— erin carley (@erincarleyxo) March 16, 2021
— J (@juliesgotjuice) March 16, 2021
— FIRE HOWIE ROSEMAN ✨ (@meerkatttttt) March 16, 2021
— Rachel Ferry Thoms (@ChachyFerry) March 16, 2021
— K & S (@90day_bachelor) March 16, 2021
— SB (@MonieeLovee_) March 16, 2021
— Kara (@kdeyerme) March 16, 2021
Listen, I want Matt to make the best decision for himself. I also get TV is smoke and mirrors. However, Matt and Michelle seem so much more connected than he and Rachel. #TheBachelor #TheBachelorFinale #Bach
— BlakeClifton (@BlakeCNorman) March 16, 2021
— yams (@aquariusneptune) March 16, 2021
— Served Hot N Ready (@cancel_2020) March 16, 2021
— Lex (@alexis_menard) March 16, 2021
— L (@LMo_Rouge) March 16, 2021
— Alyssa Schifano (@alyssaschifano) March 16, 2021
— Joy ⭐️ (@joydanielleeee) March 16, 2021
— wotv4women (@WOTV4Women) March 16, 2021
— Bachelor(ette) Highlights (@bachspilltea) March 16, 2021
— Tundun (@Tundun7611) March 16, 2021
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