The Bachelor star Peter Weber’s mom Barbara Weber blasted Madison Prewett and her son’s decision to reunite with her after ending his engagement to Hannah Ann Sluss during the 2020 season’s finale.
Tuesday night’s finale of The Bachelor’s 24th season showed Barbara screaming with happiness and crying after learning Peter had proposed marriage to Hannah Ann. She was nearly shaking and told Hannah Ann over FaceTime she already considered the bachelorette to be her daughter.
Barbara’s world therefore seemingly came crashing down when she watched footage of Peter ending his engagement because he still had lingering feelings for Madison, who broke Peter’s heart by quitting the competition before the Final Rose Ceremony.
Peter told Hannah Ann that he couldn’t give her his entire heart and she deserved so much more than that. As Barbara watched the breakup, she appeared angry and so disappointed in her son.
“Was it your feelings for Madison that led you to that decision to break up?” The Bachelor host Chris Harrison asked Peter live during Tuesday night’s broadcast.
“A little bit, yeah. It wasn’t all, but a little bit. The biggest thing was that I couldn’t match what she was giving me, and that wasn’t fair,” Peter admitted.
But Chris did some matchmaking behind the scenes by tracking Madison down in Alabama and informing her Peter was single again. As Madison opened her heart on camera, Barbara gave the bachelorette a dirty look while watching the footage back from the live audience.
Madison — who admitted she could barely eat or sleep after her breakup with Peter — admitted she regretted leaving Peter and would absolutely want to give their relationship a second chance.
Peter unsurprisingly was up for it, and so the pair reunited live on the finale and decided to give their romance another shot.
Chris asked Barbara how she felt about Peter and Madison’s reconciliation.
“Chris, of course I have my feelings and, you know, the show last night, it didn’t show everything,” she began.
“And I’ve gotten a lot of love, let me say, on my DMS, I’ve gotten a lot of love on that one — but I will say, when I went for Hannah Ann, it was because she was the one who embraced me with love. She was so organic. She was just so loving towards me,” Barbara shared.
“I was just into her so much. We just loved her,” Barbara said of Hannah Ann.
“The next day, we met Madison and it started on a rocky road because she had us wait three hours for her to come in.”
“She didn’t want to meet us,” Barbara claimed.
“So we were there three hours. We had just come across the country — or excuse me, across the world — and we were exhausted and we were just getting used to the time there. And we had to wait three hours.”
“When she did come in, the whole family, we didn’t get an apology from her, and when I proceeded to ask her if she was madly in love with my son, she said, ‘No,’ and that she would not accept a proposal in four days.”
Barbara went on to say, “So how do you expect a mother who loves her son with all of her heart to take that? I couldn’t. My whole family… You didn’t see that,” Barbara told Peter. “And as a mother, that wasn’t what we were expecting.”
“Therefore, when I said I wanted Hannah Ann so badly, it’s because I knew that… we just clicked right away. Unfortunately, we did not have a connection with Madison.”
Madison declined to respond to Barbara’s allegations when she was given a chance to respond and only said “it is what it is” and a lot of what happened was out of her control.
Madison said she remained true to herself and was undeniably herself throughout the entire journey.
“I have love and respect for Peter, and therefore I have love and respect for Peter’s family, and I’ll never say a negative word about anyone or anything,” Madison said.