The Bachelorette‘s Gabby Windey is opening up about the reason she and Erich Schwer split.
Windey is currently competing on Dancing with the Stars and opened up about her split with Schwer during Monday’s episode.
Ahead of her first performance of the night, Windey opened up to partner Val Chmerkovskiy about her experience with love. “For me, [love] holds a special place because I did just go through a break up,” she said.
“The end of our relationship happened because we weren’t completely in step and in sync with each other on our common goals or just the way we approach life. We weren’t each other’s best match.”
“But I’m just so grateful that my dad and my stepmom encompass so many fundamentals and values that I look for in a relationship: never placing blame or you did this or that. OK, someone left the microwave dirty,” she continued. “But, like, it doesn’t matter. … I want to channel that kind of everlasting love in this dance.”
Earlier this month it was confirmed that Windey ended her engagement to Schwer less than two months after The Bachelorette finale. Fans had been speculating about the status of their relationship after Windey was spotted without her engagement ring during Dancing with the Stars, and Schwer was not seen supporting her on the show during the early weeks of the competition.
Dancing with the Stars airs live on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on Disney+.