The untold truth of The Bachelorette's Peter Weber

The Bachelorette's Peter Weber has competed for love on Hannah Brown's season, one of the most dramatic seasons the show has ever seen. Between the onscreen drama surrounding controversial contestant Luke Parker and the offscreen drama surrounding singer-songwriter Jed Wyatt — Season 15 has had no shortage of headline-making moments. But despite the drama and contestants with ulterior motives, the majority of Brown's group of suitors has proven to be popular among fans. Frontrunner Tyler Cameron has already hit 1 million Instagram followers, fans are rooting for Mike Johnson to make history as the first African American Bachelor, and, of course, Peter Weber — better known to Bachelorette fans as Pilot Pete — has hearts across the nation swooning and soaring.

Unfortunately, however, even Weber isn't immune to scandal. On July 15, 2019, a woman claiming to be Weber's ex-girlfriend revealed in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight that the pilot allegedly dumped her out of the blue so that he could be a contestant on The Bachelorette. While fans have yet to hear Weber's side of the story, it seems there's more to this contestant than what meets the eye. Here's the untold truth of The Bachelorette's Peter Weber.

The Bachelorette's Peter Weber flies for Delta Air Lines

Peter Weber might not have received the coveted First Impression Rose from Hannah Brown, but he certainly made a memorable entrance onto the show. As fans of The Bachelorette likely remember, Weber exited the limo at the Bachelor mansion dressed to the nines in his pilot uniform. After he introduced himself to Brown, he gifted her with a pair of wings he had pinned to his uniform, telling the Bachelorette, "I'm just hopeful that, at the end of this journey, you and I can fly away together."

While Weber has never explicitly said on the show which airline he works for, a look at the contestant's Instagram reveals that he's a commercial pilot for Delta Air Lines. In March 2018, Weber posted a photo of himself standing in front of a Delta sign, smiling ear to ear. "I've wanted to become a major airline pilot my entire life and today I'm so excited to announce I've accepted an offer to fly for Delta Air Lines," Weber captioned the picture. "I feel like a little kid right now, and I'll never forget this feeling."

The Bachelorette's Peter Weber comes from a flying family

In Peter Weber's introduction video for The Bachelorette, the California native revealed that he's not the only one in his family with a love for flying. "I've always wanted to be a pilot, ever since I was a little kid growing up in an aviation family," Weber told the camera. "My dad's a pilot, my mom is a flight attendant — I knew it was what I was going to do for the rest of my life."

There's no question that Weber's parents have been instrumental in shaping their son's passion. In April 2015, Weber posted a photo to Instagram featuring his father and himself in uniform, captioning it, "Happy Birthday Capitan!! Can't wait to be flying in the same cockpit as you one day."

Apparently, Weber's younger brother, Jack, caught the aviation bug, as well. According to Jack's Instagram bio, he's currently a Certified Flight Instructor in Camarillo, Calif. And if the Webers all working within the same field isn't adorable enough for you, maybe this will do the trick: Pilot Pete's brother also has a fun, alliterative, aviation-based nickname: Jettin' Jack.

Peter Weber's ex claims he dumped her for The Bachelorette

In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight, Calee Lutes, a woman who claims to be Peter Weber's ex-girlfriend, alleged that the pilot blindsided her with a breakup after five months of dating. According to Lutes, Weber reportedly dumped her over FaceTime two days before Christmas, prompting her to search his Instagram for clues as to why. After all, as screenshots of messages between Weber and Lutes allegedly prove, Weber had expressed his desire to live with Lutes only weeks before breaking up with her.

"I thought there was another girl, so I looked at his recent followers on Instagram, and noticed that a Bachelorette producer had recently followed him," Lutes revealed. "I didn't think much of it at the time, but I knew there was something he wasn't telling me."

While many Pilot Pete fans have rushed to his defense, praising him for breaking off the relationship instead of having a secret girlfriend while on The Bachelorette, Lutes doesn't quite see it that way. "He absolutely betrayed me," Lutes told Entertainment Tonight. "He interviewed for a reality dating show while simultaneously planning a future with me."

Bachelor Nation has shown support for The Bachelorette's Peter Weber

Peter Weber has been a fan favorite since The Bachelorette's May 2019 season premiere, and many fans want to see the pilot as the next Bachelor if he doesn't win Hannah Brown's heart. But with the ghost of an alleged past relationship coming back to haunt him, some viewers are concerned that Weber's chances of getting a second shot at finding love on national television have flown out the window. 

However, Bachelor Nation has his back. Former Bachelor Nick Viall took to Twitter to reveal that the alleged timeline of Weber's breakup with Calee Lutes doesn't point to the pilot having ulterior motives. "Final round of casting doesn't happen until late [January], so at best, all Peter knew was the show was a possibility when he ended the relationship," Viall tweeted.

Former contestant Tanner Tolbert revealed to Entertainment Tonight's Lauren Zima that he doesn't think Weber did anything wrong. Tolbert told the Roses and Rosé host, "Do I think he was a good boyfriend to this girl? Probably not. But do I think he's okay to break up with her for whatever reason he wants? Yes."

The Bachelorette's Peter Weber is friends with Victoria Justice

Now that Peter Weber has won the hearts of millions as a contestant on Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette, it's safe to say he's a bona fide reality television star. As his celebrity status continues to grow, there's no doubt that Weber will go on to meet and mingle with some of your favorite stars. However, it won't be the first time this pilot has rubbed elbows with the rich and famous.

In June 2019, actress Victoria Justice surprised Bachelor Nation by posting a series of photos to Instagram featuring the star hamming it up with Weber. The two look like old pals in the photos and for good reason – They actually are. "We've been friends since I was [nine] back in Florida & our moms are good friends, (so let's not start any crazy rumors)," the Victorious star captioned the photos, dismissing any notion of a possible romance. "We all haven't seen each other in years & it was so much fun catching up & reminiscing."

The Bachelorette's Peter Weber has a heart for volunteering

Peter Weber may be known for his skill in the cockpit, but this guy is more than just a pilot. As Weber's Bachelorette bio reads, "When Peter is not flying the friendly skies, he enjoys snowboarding, watching football and line dancing." That's enough to keep any one person busy, but, according to posts on Weber's Instagram, the contestant also somehow makes time between soaring through the skies and doing the two-step for another activity — volunteering.

In July 2019, Weber posted a photo of himself and his younger brother, Jack, donating blood at the American Red Cross. "Something my brother Jack and I are very passionate about is giving blood," Weber captioned the photo. "It's been a dream of ours to one day start a foundation in honor of our grandmother Aurora who fought Leukemia."

The Bachelorette contestant urged followers to also consider donating blood, and he revealed plans to expand his outreach, writing, "Jack and I are going to start putting on blood drives around the country, so keep an eye out for announcements. [We] can't wait to meet you all!"

The Bachelorette's Peter Weber is in on the windmill jokes

Season 15 of The Bachelorette managed to deliver one of the greatest, most hilarious mysteries in all of reality TV history: Who did Hannah Brown have sex with in the windmill?

This was the million dollar question after ABC aired a promo on July 1, 2019, which featured Brown confidently declaring to contestant Luke Parker that she'd had sex with another contestant in a windmill. Luckily, fans didn't have to wonder for very long. During Fantasy Suites Week in mid-July 2019, it was revealed that Peter Weber was the mysterious Windmill Guy — much to Bachelor Nation's delight. One viewer excitedly tweeted, "YOU GO, PETER!!!!"

The Grecian windmill in which Weber and Brown had their overnight date continues to be a hot topic of conversation, as well as the subject of many a joke. And considering Weber hid a windmill GIF in the background of a photo posted to his Instagram story, it seems the pilot is keeping a good sense of humor about the big reveal.

Peter Weber's parents have a love story for the ages

Fans of The Bachelorette fell in love with Peter Weber's family during Hannah Brown's visit to his hometown. Between that jovial German prayer, Brown's sweet chat with Weber's mother, and his father's display of emotion — the Webers were an instant hit. One fan even tweeted, "My cheeks hurt from smiling so hard while watching Peter's hometown visit!!!"

Following the episode, ABC uploaded a deleted scene from Brown's visit with Pilot Pete's parents — and it's just as adorable as you'd expect. In the clip, Brown and Peter attempt to teach his parents an unusual spa practice they learned during their Latvian one-on-one date, which promped Mrs. Weber to tell the Bachelorette about why she was so drawn to Peter's father in the first place: She liked his butt.

"I knew he was the one [when I saw his butt]," Mrs. Weber hilariously revealed to Brown. "[I thought], 'I like that booty! I'm marrying him!' And two years later, we ended up getting married."

Peter Weber reportedly tried to get on The Bachelorette for years

During the Fantasy Suites episode of The Bachelorette, fans saw Peter Weber confess to Hannah Brown that he'd fallen in love with her — right before the lovebirds made their way to what is now perhaps the most-talked about windmill of all time. The visibly nervous contestant admitted his feelings in a rambling speech, which started with Weber telling Brown, "Honestly, like, for me, every moment from the beginning of this journey has been a dream for me." And if an alleged friend of the contestant is to be believed, Weber's Bachelorette journey is a dream the pilot had been working toward for years.

According to a Reddit user who claims to be close friends with Weber, Brown's season of The Bachelorette reportedly wasn't the only season for which Weber applied. "Peter applied [six] years ago and never heard anything," the Redditor alleged. "He did a casting call over a year ago for Becca's season and never heard anything." The commenter, whom a Reddit moderator verified was a friend of Weber's, added that the pilot then "got contacted" to do Brown's season.

Hey, third time's the charm!

People are rooting for Peter Weber to be the next Bachelor

Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette has been widely praised by fans as the best Bachelorette season in the show's history. The former beauty queen has broken barriers as the Bachelorette, talking openly and honestly about her sexuality and even switching up the show's format. However, Brown's group of suitors also deserve credit for making Season 15 both entertaining and unforgettable. Warning: spoilers ahead!

While most seasons of The Bachelorette have one or two standout contestants, Brown's season boasts multiple fan favorites — something that will almost certainly make naming the next Bachelor more difficult than usual for producers. According to longtime Bachelor franchise spoiler/blogger Reality Steve, Peter Weber isn't the man Brown chooses in the end, meaning the pilot is likely a contender for The Bachelor. And if the response on Twitter is any indication, fans would absolutely love a Pilot Pete Bachelor season.

"Can't wait to make a windmill reference when I walk out of the limo for Peter's season of The Bachelor," one fan joked on Twitter. Another tweeted, "Peter is the best boy and I do not care about other opinions," adding, "#PeterForBachelor."