Did Peter Weber dump his girlfriend to compete on The Bachelorette?

The Bachelorette contestant Peter Weber's ex-girlfriend, Calee Lutes, shocked the show's fans on July 15, 2019 after she claimed that Weber had left her so that he could appear on the show. Weber initially remained quiet after the accusations came to light, but has finally broken his silence and revealed whether or not he broke up with his ex to appear on The Bachelorette.

Lutes told Entertainment Tonight that she and Weber "were very serious" and that they were planning a future together. She said they met in June 2018 and were in a long distance relationship for several months before he "blindsided" her two days before Christmas and ended the relationship. 

Lutes said she immediately suspected there was another woman. "He absolutely betrayed me," said Lutes. "He interviewed for a reality dating show while simultaneously planning a future with me. I trusted him entirely and he pulled the rug out from under me." She added that other people have since come forward and said he was seeing other women while they were together. 

Is Lutes' story true? Two weeks after she made the accusations, Peter Weber decided to reveal his side of the story to People. "There was a lot of truth to what she said in her story, but there is also a lot of truth that wasn't mentioned," The Bachelorette contestant said on July 30, 2019. "The show had absolutely nothing to do with me ending that relationship."

Weber said the relationship was long over when he interviewed for the fifteenth season of The Bachelorette. He also said that the reason he broke up with Lutes is that he was more serious about the relationship than she was and decided he "wasn't going to waste her time or my time."

Peter Weber moved on from the relationship only to have his heart broken by Hannah Brown when he was eliminated from The Bachelorette in part one of the season finale, which aired the night before his interview with People. The elimination was pre-recorded, but Weber revealed in a live segment of the finale that he still has feelings for Hannah Brown, although he's trying to move forward.

"A little piece of my heart will always love her," he said.