Gabby Windey
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How Did Gabby Windey's Journey on 'The Bachelorette' End? (SPOILERS)

Shannon Raphael - Author
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Sep. 21 2022, Updated 2:54 p.m. ET

Spoiler Alert: The following article contains major spoilers for Season 19 of The Bachelorette.

Season 19 of The Bachelorette is officially over, and, after dramatic rose ceremonies, canceled cocktail parties, and a few shocking self-eliminations, Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey have ended their time as the co-leads.

Neither Bachelorette had an easy journey, and the Sept. 20 finale episode revealed that, though there were two proposals, only one pair is still together.

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Leading up to the finale, Gabby's only remaining suitor was 29-year-old real estate analyst Erich Schwer. Though they had exchanged "I love you's" to one another, Erich expressed some doubts about getting engaged on the show.

After an emotional final conversation, Gabby wasn't sure if she would leave the show as an engaged woman. Who did Gabby end up with, and is she engaged? Read on to find out what happened during the Season 19 finale.

Gabby Windey and Erich Schwer
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Who does Gabby end up with on 'The Bachelorette'?

Since Gabby's time as a co-lead began, she's been open about her desire to find unconditional love. Erich was an early frontrunner, and his emotional New Jersey hometown date seemed to seal his spot as the final rose recipient.

However, Erich and Gabby's relationship was put to the test when the latter star went on her other Fantasy Suite dates. Erich wasn't sure if he could continue his relationship with the ICU nurse if she was intimate with someone else.

Once Jason Alabaster left the show, Gabby and Erich were able to straighten out their differences. They did, unfortunately, deal with another miscommunication about commitment ahead of the proposal day.

However, Erich did ultimately decide to propose to Gabby — and he also asked her for her phone number.

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"You are the most amazing person I've ever met. It's you and me until the wheels fall off. I'm head over heels in love with you, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. I love you Gabby," Erich said during his proposal speech. "Gabby Windey, will you marry me?"

After the couple celebrated their engagement, Gabby offered Erich her final rose of the season. During the After the Final Rose special, the pair confirmed their current relationship status.

Gabby Windey and Erich Schwer
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Are Gabby and Erich still together?

Since filming wrapped on Season 19 several months ago, fans may have wondered if Gabby and Erich stayed together. After all, Rachel and her now-ex-fiancé, Tino Franco, broke up before their proposal aired on TV.

Gabby Windey and Erich Schwer
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Erich and Gabby are still engaged, and the latter star is planning to move to Los Angeles to be with her fiancé full-time. Plus, Gabby's grandfather, Grandpa John, supports the relationship, which is the seal of approval we all needed to fully get behind the engagement.

Now, Rachel's ex, Zach Shallcross, will take over the reins as the next Bachelor lead.

You can stream The Bachelorette on Hulu, and you can watch Gabby compete on Season 31 of Dancing with the Stars on Disney Plus.

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