Bachelor’s Gabby Windey Downplays Blake Horstmann Relationship

Set the record straight. Before Gabby Windeythe appearance in season 26 of The bachelor, her previous relationships with Bachelor Nation made headlines after being tied up with two hen party alum: Dean Unglert And Blake Horstmann.

In Us WeeklyThe exclusive preview of the Thursday January 6 episode of the “Talking It Out With Bachelor Nation” podcast, Gabby, 30, affirmed her previous romance with The hen party runner-up of season 14, 32, was not as serious as he might have indicated.

Gabby Windey and Blake Horstmann. Courtesy of Gabby Windey / Instagram; Shutterstock

“Blake and I had mutual friends,” Windey told the co-hosts Mike Johnson And Bryan Abasolo during the podcast episode that the former flames met shortly after graduating. “We never actually went on a date. There were no paid drinks. No paid dinner. [Blake’s] saying we dated … He’s definitely friends with friends. You know, we spent time together and stuff, but definitely not, like, official dates, like, no formal, no exclusivity and again, that was a long time ago.

Blake, for his part, had previously talked about their past association during an October 2021 episode of his “Behind the Rose” podcast.

“We like the same girls, man. I didn’t know Dean until 2018, of course, but Gabby was a good friend of one of my best friends from college, they were roommates, “Blake said at the time.” I met Gabby long before I started. bachelorette party, like, I mean maybe 2015 or 2016. We’ve been together for a while, so I know her very well. And Dean, I don’t know how it turned out, but once, Dean and I were sitting there – I think we were in Buffalo, and he mentioned Gabby – and I was like, ‘How do you know Gabby?’ And he was like, ‘Dude, she was, like, my girlfriend in college, you know, we were in love and blah blah.’ “

While the intensive care nurse downplayed her past association with Blake, she admitted that Dean, 30, was one of her “first loves” after they dated when they were in college more than 12 years ago.

“It was a long time ago,” Gabby explained of her past relationship with the former recruiter. “It’s a distant past from my experience onwards The bachelor and you know, Clayton [Echard] and my story, is a thing of its own. I am always very grateful that it was this far in the past so I could focus more on Clayton and a little apart [that]. “

Gabby continued: “There are so many things going through my head. I am experiencing all new things. All you know, pretty good things. When I got home, you know, we don’t have our phones for when we’re shooting and then I came home for all these things Blake and Dean had talked about me about, it seems like it’s all really good things, which, you know, I’m grateful.”

The Denver Broncos cheerleader further explained that she had other boyfriends from Dean and Blake who “really taught me a lot” about relationships and self-improvement.

“I think they’re great people, guys, I’m sure I know them, and I’m grateful for all these great things they’ve said about me, but it’s great to clear up my dating history,” added Windey.

The help! I Suck at Dating ”cohost of the podcast – which is going out together Caelynn Miller-Keyes since they met Graduation in heaven in 2019 – she previously detailed her story Gabby during an October 2021 episode of her podcast.

“She was, like, one of the main exes. She was my college girlfriend, “Dean explained at the time.” The producers called me and said, ‘Hey, we’re thinking about picking this person, what do you think of her? We know you were dating 10 years ago.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, she’s great. If she gets selected for the show, she’ll either win the show or be the next bachelorette party.’ And I firmly believe in it ».

Gabby first impressed the 28-year-old former football player on Monday, January 3, episode of The bachelor upon his arrival with a pillow of his face. Clayton, for his part, did not know of his past connections with Bachelor Nation nor did he think he could hinder their connection.

“I didn’t know any of this until after the fact, but that makes no difference to me,” said the Missouri native exclusively. We earlier this month. “People know people, right? This is where you get it all, like “Oh, it’s a little world”. So that you know those guys, it means nothing to me. But [Gabby] gets out of the limo and she’s got the pillow and makes that joke. And I’m like, ‘Can they get it on the air?’ I don’t even know how to answer, so I just laughed nervously because I was like, ‘I don’t know what to say to this. My mother looks at this, my grandmother looks at this! ‘ But the sense of humor is right there with one of the best things I look for. And why that was the first thing he did … [and] he did it confidently, very boldly. I think how people saw it in his introductory pack, like, he’s dumb and he’s someone to keep an eye on. Is very funny”.

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