'The Bachelorette' bachelor Peter Weber accused of dumping girlfriend to go on the show
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/15/2019
The Bachelorette bachelor Peter Weber's ex-girlfriend has publicly come forward and accused the airline pilot of betraying and breaking up with her to go on the currently-airing season starring Hannah Brown.
Peter's alleged ex-girlfriend, an Atlanta-based model named Calee Lutes, claimed in an interview withEntertainment Tonight published Monday that Peter broke her heart -- very suddenly and unexpectedly -- in order to compete for Hannah on The Bachelorette's fifteenth season.
"He absolutely betrayed me. He interviewed for a reality dating show while simultaneously planning a future with me," Calee told ET about Peter.
"I trusted him entirely and he pulled the rug out from under me. Also, if all of this wasn't bad enough, I've had multiple people reach out to me and tell me that he was seeing other women while we were exclusive."
Rumors Peter had broken up with a girlfriend to go on The Bachelorette have circulated for weeks, however Calee had declined to publicly come forward before now.
Peter allegedly began dating Calle in June 2018
Calee said she met Peter, a 27-year-old pilot from Westlake Village, CA, on a dating app in June 2018.
"He had just been hired by Delta, so he was in Atlanta for a month for training. We hit it off and decided to continue dating long distance after his month was up," Calee told ET.
"It was great, we were crazy about each other. Even though we lived on opposite sides of the country, we saw each other often -- every week/every other week. It was as easy as a long-distance relationship could be."
Calee insisted she and Peter were "very serious" about each other.
"We did meet each other's families. He met my entire family pretty early on, and I first met his family in August when he invited me on their family vacation in New York. Whenever I would visit Peter in L.A., I would stay with him and his parents, so I spent a good bit of time with them," Calee alleged.
"He told me he loved me for the first time in October... We went on vacations together around the U.S. and we even went to Switzerland in November," Calee said.
Calee claims Peter wanted her to move to LA with him
Calee claimed she and Peter talked almost every time they saw each other about how they were going to make their relationship last long-term.
"He wanted me to move out to L.A. to be with him, and he wanted us to get an apartment together. I was open to moving out there for a year or so, to give our relationship a fair chance, but he told me he didn't want me out there temporarily... he wanted me out there 'forever,'" Calee told ET.
"We also talked about kids, down to the logistics of how we would fly them back and forth between L.A. and Atlanta to visit my family if we did settle down in California. We talked about all of this right up until he broke up with me."
Calee said her romance with Peter ended unexpectedly just before Christmas after six months of dating.
"The whole month of December, everything was normal. Early in the month, I was working in Santa Barbara, so he drove up to see me all three days I was there," Calee told ET.
"We talked yet again about the future, and he asked me if I could see myself living in Santa Barbara with him. We talked about houses out there, and how cool it would be to have a runway in our backyard."
Peter then allegedly flew to Atlanta a week later to visit with Calee and spend a weekend with her.
"And again, everything was perfectly normal. We said our goodbyes, and that was the last time we saw each other. The rest of the week, we talked every day, as we always did. We talked about plans for New Year's, and of course, we wanted to spend it together, so I bought a ticket out to L.A. We also were planning a trip to Costa Rica in March," Calee shared.
Peter allegedly broke up with Calee out of nowhere
But a few days later -- just two days before Christmas -- Calee said Peter suddenly dumped her via FaceTime.
"He said that we should end our relationship before it got even more serious. He didn't really have a reason why. I was devastated and completely blindsided," Calee told ET.
"To do this right before Christmas was cruel, it not only ruined my Christmas, but my family's as well. I didn't understand why it was so urgent to end things so suddenly."
Through tracking Peter's activity on social media, Calee said she became suspicious Peter had broken her heart so he could appear on The Bachelorette's fifteenth season this year.
"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," Calee claimed.
"I didn't think much of it at the time, but I knew there was something he wasn't telling me."
Suddenly, Peter's alleged behavior set off a major red flag in Calee's mind.
"He immediately deleted EVERY trace of me on Instagram. He deleted our pictures, which is expected, but he also untagged me from photos, deleted my comments from his page and went as far as unliking my photos/deleting his comments from my Instagram as well," she said of Peter.
Calee told ET, however, she didn't find out Peter had been cast on The Bachelorette's 2019 season until the rest of the world did -- when the list of contestants for Season 15 was publicly released.
"I found out the day he began filming the show... My cousin saw [the cast announcement] and sent it to me. I was shocked and I immediately knew that the show was the reason he broke up with me. Everything that made zero sense before, now made complete sense," Calee said.
"He wasn't upfront. He never said a word about the show even though he knows I watch it. He even pointed out the Bachelor mansion to me when we drove by it back in October."
To make matters worse, Calee said her romance with Peter didn't exactly end in December 2018 when he unexpectedly dumped her.
"We still kept in touch after the breakup, and we were trying to see each other again, up until early March, shortly before he left for filming. When I found out about the show, I texted him and told him that he owed me an explanation, but I never heard a word back," Calee claimed.
"That's the most shocking part of all... I thought he would've at least had enough decency to apologize. If he showed me even the smallest amount of sympathy for what he did to me, I probably wouldn't have spoken out."
Calee therefore believes Peter went on the show for something other than love.
"He definitely didn't go on the show for the right reasons. I believe he went on it for the chance at fame, and he got what he wanted," Calee alleged.
"I have been watching this season. He acted very similar with Hannah as he did with me, and he has said a lot of the same things. He made me think that what we had was super rare and something he hadn't felt before as well. Watching this has been dumbfounding. He's definitely a charmer and a smooth talker."
Calee therefore admitted she's not really surprised America has gotten attached to Peter and is rooting for him to win.
"I can see why he's a fan favorite. If I didn't know him, I would think he's a very sweet, genuine person. That's what I saw in him too. But, knowing his true colors now, I believe it's all an act. He tells women what they want to hear regardless if it's true or not," Calee said.
If Peter doesn't end up winning Hannah's heart, many fans are hoping the pilot becomes the next The Bachelor star. But Calee might have just ruined his chances.
"I know he's not ready to settle down, so I think it would be a huge mistake if he were to be the Bachelor. I hope they choose someone who is truly there for the right reasons. I would hate to see him hurt more people," Calee alleged.
Peter has mentioned an ex-girlfriend onThe Bachelorette multiple times so far this season.
During his one-on-one date with Hannah in Latvia, Peter explained his last relationship was "very serious" and they "felt very deeply for each other." But Peter said the relationship ended because "it wasn't meant to be."
"I'm sure [Peter] was talking about me [on the show]. Things didn't work out simply because he chose to go on The Bachelorette instead," Calee said.
Calee said she was Peter's last girlfriend and was "shocked" to hear his family discuss during his hometown date with Hannah in the latest episode how Peter had been "devastated" by a recent breakup.
"It had to have been about me. It was shocking to hear that. It made me wonder if he told his parents that I broke up with him, instead of the other way around. If his parents do know the truth, then maybe he really did have a hard time letting go of a good thing to chase fame instead," Calee told ET.
Although Calee was clearly crazy about Peter before, she's thankful and relieved things are over between them now.
"I thank God that this happened now. I can't imagine if I had uprooted my life and moved across the country, only to find these things out later. I definitely dodged a bullet," Calee admitted.
Calee said she almost didn't come forward and share her story in fear of receiving backlash and being judged. She also apparently wants Hannah to find her Prince Charming.
"I debated so much as to whether or not I should speak publicly about this, and I went back and forth a million times. Partly because I'm in a new relationship with an incredible guy, and I want to focus my attention on him, and partly because of the backlash that Jed's ex received after coming forward with her story," Calee said.
Calee is referring to Haley Stevens, a Nashville-based musician who conducted an interview with People in June about her relationship with another one of Hannah's Final 4 bachelor, Jed Wyatt.
"But the more episodes I watch, the more mad it makes me seeing him play with another girl's emotions. I knew I would regret letting him get away with this. Sure, what Peter did isn't as bad as what Jed did, but that shouldn't excuse what he did," Calee argued.
"It still is a horrible thing to do to someone who you profess to love, it really shows his character."
Calee also released alleged screenshots of text message conversations she had with Peter when they were still together, as well as photos showing her with not only Peter, but also his family members.
In the screenshots, Peter gushed about missing her and wanting to live with her, saying a life together would be "perfection."
In addition to Peter and Jed, Hannah's other Final 4 bachelors include Luke Parker and Tyler Cameron. The four men will be shown traveling to Crete, Greece, with Hannah in The Bachelorette's upcoming July 15 episode for overnight Fantasy Suite dates.