The Bachelorette star Gabby Windey got engaged to Erich Schwer in the Season 19 finale, and the two shared during After the Final Rose that they’re still together and very much in love. Shortly after the finale aired, both Windey and Schwer took to their respective Instagram pages to give fans a chance to see sweet moments they’d shared together over the past few months.
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Windey uploaded 10 photos to her Instagram page after the finale of “The Bachelorette” aired, and in her caption she noted that it was her “rough start.” The first photo showed her snogging with Schwer during AFTR. The second photo showed the two hugging tightly in swimsuits on the beach and it appeared the third photo was taken in one of the houses used for their secret weekend get-togethers. They were back in swimwear and kissed as they hugged.
The series of photos included casual selfies the two had apparently taken during other clandestine meetings, and they certainly appeared happy together. The snaps were covered in PDAs and big grins, and both fans and fellow Bachelor Nation veterans gushed over the happy Bachelorette couple.
“So happy for you both,” commented host Jesse Palmer. Jade Roper Tolbert commented with a series of heart emojis, and Raven Gates Gottschalk relied on fire emojis to get her point across. Former Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman also commented, writing, “Congratulations girls! Enjoy everything! You two are adorable.” Additionally, Windey’s new Dancing with the Stars partner Val Chmerkovskiy commented with a pair of raised hand emojis, and his wife Jenna Johnson also shared a few emojis. A few other “DWTS” personalities attended the celebration with similar comments of their own.
Schwer also shared a handful of sweet snaps on his Instagram after the finale of The Bachelorette. ‘How about the driveway? [heart emoji] You stupid,” his caption read. The first photo was taken shortly after their final rose ceremony, and he gave them a piggyback ride as they celebrated their engagement. Another photo was from Windey and Schwer’s first single date during filming, and the others appeared to be from their secret meeting after filming. Windey teasingly commented, “You’re committed to me for the sunglasses selfie,” and fans seemed to take a big kick out of that note.
Windey and Schwer faced many obstacles during filming and a lot of off-screen drama leading up to the finale, but they seem to have weathered it all and remain a solid couple. Based on the comments added to the posts by “Bachelorette” fans, it seems like the duo are moving forward with plenty of support.
“Congratulations! Perfect couple. Communication and honesty pays off and you proved that last night. Sorry someone tried to trip you both up. Luckily she lost! Good luck making it work!” ‘ one fan wrote about Schwer’s post.
“You two were beyond precious tonight it was so sweet,” gushed someone at Windey’s post.
“Finally, my time put into this show paid off emotionally. Yay!” shared another supporter.