Part two of the season finale of The Bachelor was a rollercoaster of emotions and Peter Weber‘s mother, Barbara Weber, had a lot to say about all of it.

The bachelor of season 24 started the series with his heart broken by former pageant queen, Hannah Brown. By the end of the season, Weber breaks the heart of this season’s “winner” Hannah Ann Sluss.

In the season finale, Peter proposed to Hannah Ann in Australia after Madison Prewett, runner-up, breaks up with Peter for not remaining celibate during the course of the show.

Peter proceeded to end their engagement one month later, admitting to Hannah Ann that he still had feelings for Madison.


During the live finale Tuesday, Hannah Ann speaks her mind.

“Even after our breakup, you reached out to my parents saying that you were just processing your emotions and that you wished more that anything we had met outside of reality TV. How does that make any sense? You signed up to be the Bachelor. You told me these things that I held onto… If you want to be with a woman, you need to become a man.”

Later, when Chris Harrison asks Peter’s mom if there was any way that she and Madison could “give this a shot together,” Barb has a heated response.

“Chris, [Peter’s] going to have to fail to succeed. That’s it. All his friends, all his family, everyone that knows him, knows that it’s not going to work. So we’ve been trying to help them. Would we want it to work? Yes.”

ABC executive Rob Mills told Variety that he did not expect Barbara to have such a fiesty response. “We knew that she was not necessarily thrilled that Peter had reconciled with Madison, but this was truly a little bit scary because it was live and nobody knows what she’s going to say. At the same time, that’s what makes for great TV. But, I don’t think anyone knew she would go that far.”

Later on, Reality Steve shared a message Barbara sent about Madison on his twitter account.

“Trust me when I say all that glitters is not gold!” she wrote.

Harrison told Good Morning America that he hoped Madison and Barbara could patch things up. “I tried to fix it. I was trying to, like, extend an olive branch and I was hopefully truing to leave on a good note and just couldn’t get there. There was animosity built up.”


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