Gabby Windey and Erich Schwer Have Broken Their Silence About Splitting

Just two months after getting engaged in front of millions, Gabby Windey and Erich Schwer of 'The Bachelorette' have called it quits. What happened?

Jennifer Tisdale - Author

Nov. 21 2022, Updated 5:16 p.m. ET

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Erich and Gabby from 'The Bachelorette'

Poet William Blake once wrote, "O Rose thou art sick. The invisible worm that flies in the night in the howling storm has found out thy bed of crimson joy, and his dark secret love does thy life destroy."

While this poem is about a woman named Rose, we can easily apply it to the death of a Bachelorette relationship.

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That's right, folks, Gabby Windey and Erich Schwer have ended their coupledom two months after getting engaged. Why did Gabby and Erich break up? Here's what we know.

Gabby and Erich from 'The Bachelorette'
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Why did Gabby and Erich break up?

A little birdie source recently told E! News that Gabby and Erich have parted ways, while an anonymous member of Bachelor Nation confirmed the news to the outlet. The second source said, "She felt they weren't aligned and weren't on the same page." They went on to say, "Gabby was hoping they could give each other space and work it out but ultimately decided they didn't have a future." Time to find a huge dumpster for all those roses.

Prior to this announcement, Erich has been openly supporting Gabby's run on Dancing With the Stars, but he was suspiciously absent from her Oct. 31 performance. Following that show, Gabby chatted with Fox News, who asked about the status of their engagement. "I think life is just really busy for the both of us right now," Gabby revealed. "So, I understand their concern but we're just kinda, you know, going forward with each of our individual interests and supporting each other from afar."

We've decided that "supporting each other from afar" is the new "conscious uncoupling."

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The last time Gabby posted photos to her Instagram featuring Erich was Oct. 12. The caption hilariously reads "A chaotic dump" and involves a mix of sweet moments between the two as well as some behind-the-scenes shots from DWTS. Erich's last photo with Gabby on his Instagram was Oct. 11 and depicts Gabby dressed as Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy for the DWTS Disney night episode. We will be watching his story unfold from afar.

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Both Gabby and Erich have opened up about their split.

On Nov. 14, Gabby addressed her breakup with Erich on that day's episode of Dancing with the Stars. “The end of our relationship happened because we weren’t completely in step and in sync with each other in our common goals or just the way we approach life,” she told her dance partner, Val Chmerkovskiy. "We weren't each other's best match.

On Nov, 15, Erich posted his own statement via his Instagram Stories. “The reality is that we ultimately were not each other's people. It's hard when there isn't one thing to put your finger on," he wrote, per Page Six. "We met in a very unique situation and in a very unique way and I’m grateful we did. I would never take it back."

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Although it's disappointing to see yet another The Bachelor franchise couple call it quits, we wish both Gabby and Erich the best!

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