The Bachelorette alum Gabby Windey has revealed she's bisexual and has been dating a woman, comedian and writer Robby Hoffman, for the past three months.

"Told you I'm a girls girl!!" Gabby, 32, captioned an Instagram slideshow of photos on Wednesday, one of which featured Gabby's new girlfriend kissing her on the side of her mouth.


According to the sweet snapshots, Gabby and Robby recently took a tropical vacation together.

And in another photo, Gabby posed under a pride flag while holding a red rose, which was clearly a nod to her time on The Bachelor's 26th season and The Bachelorette's nineteenth season.

Supportive comments poured in from fans and Bachelor Nation.

The current The Bachelorette star commented, "LOVEEE!!! so happy for you gabby."

Kat Izzo wrote, "Love this!!"

And Davia Esther gushed, "So happy for you!!"

Gabby confirmed Robby is her girlfriend -- and not just a close friend or fling -- via Instagram Stories.

"Hi you guys. Lots to say, honestly, and it's hard to get it out all right now, but I know everyone's been really curious about who I'm dating, and thank you," Gabby said.

"You know I love to stir the pot and tease, but I did want to wait until I was ready, because it is a larger conversation -- because I'm dating a girl."

Gabby went on to say that it's "truly" and "really" been "the best experience" dating Robby over the last three months.

"I've been in a relationship like I feel like I've never had before," Gabby gushed. "But I wanted to tell you guys because I always just want to live my life honestly and have you all along with me."


The former The Bachelorette star opened up about her sexuality and new relationship during Wednesday's episode of The View on ABC.

"I had such an amazing experience during my time on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and dating all of those men... and I always want to live my truth and my story," Gabby shared.

"And so I have been seeing someone for a couple months, and I've been keeping it a little more private because it is a bigger story and a bigger conversation -- because I'm dating a girl."

Gabby said that, at age 32, she really knows what she wants and she's "proud" of that.

And The Bachelor alum noted that because she's so close with her fans and followers, she "just wants to be honest" with them and live her "full truth."

Gabby said her goal was to tell her story on her "terms" considering her story has been told "so many times" by other people on television, when editing and production is involved.

When The View co-host Joy Behar asked Gabby whether she thinks she'll keep dating women exclusively in the future, Gabby replied, "I think so."

"I think it's just, like, my girl. She's the best," revealed the former Dancing with the Stars runner-up and NFL cheerleader.

Gabby recalled of the beginning of her relationship, "When my girlfriend and I... started dating, I was like, 'We'll see where it goes.' And then it was going very well. So I was like, 'I can see the future,' for once. And it just felt so right."

Gabby made it clear that the "big takeaway" of her announcement isn't about her sexuality but rather how she feels Robby is the person for her.

"It's more about the person I met. She is so special. She makes me feel so safe, so loved. It's a love I always wanted going on these dating shows," Gabby shared.

In anticipation of receiving some hate and nasty messages on social media, Gabby admitted she'll be turning her DMs off.


And Gabby confirmed her ex-fiance, The Bachelorette 19 winner Erich Schwer, doesn't know she's bisexual or that she has a girlfriend yet.

"I was nervous coming here, but it feels like a huge weight lifted, just to be able to talk about it publicly," Gabby explained.

She concluded of her sexuality, "It took me a while to stop questioning and start trusting. Now I'm fully trusting."

Gabby and Rachel Recchia got dumped simultaneously by Clayton Echard on The Bachelor's 26th season after they both slept with him in the Fantasy Suites and met his family.

Clayton ultimately chose Susie Evans -- a "once-in-a-lifetime woman," as he called her -- as his winner, but Susie was hurt by his actions on the show and didn't begin dating him until after the show taped in the real world.

After Susie and Clayton announced they were dating on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose in March 2022, Gabby and Rachel both went on to star on The Bachelorette, hoping to find true love.

Gabby got engaged to Erich on The Bachelorette's Season 19 finale, which aired in September 2022, but they called off their engagement, in an alleged amicable manner, less than two months later.

News of Gabby and Erich's split surfaced on November 4, and then Gabby revealed while she was competing on Dancing with the Stars' 31st season later that month how she and her former fiance weren't "in sync" or "the best match" for each other.

When asked if she'd be The Bachelorette star again, Gabby revealed on the April 25 episode of the "Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe" podcast, "I would honestly be the Bachelorette again -- for the right price."

After Gabby and Erich broke up, Gabby set her sights on her Dancing with the Stars Season 31 competitor, Vinny Guadagnino.

Gabby admitted she had a "crush" on Vinny and would "of course" go on a date with him if he asked.

The pair flirted on social media for months beginning in November 2022 and spent a lot of time together on the Dancing with the Stars tour earlier this year, but Vinny confirmed in January that he and Gabby weren't dating.

"It takes a lot more for me than just, like, a couple Instagram comments to be dating someone," Vinny explained to Us, adding, "I would actually go to dinner with Gabby. It's just that we just met, you know what I mean? It's not like anything serious."

Vinny, however, gushed about how he has "great chemistry" with the brunette beauty.

"We're both, like, comedians. So, that's why we get along and that's also why we flirt so much on Instagram because we have that same banter with each other," Vinny shared at the time.

Gabby told Kaitlyn on "Off the Vine" that she and Vinny still talked all the time and he liked her, however, she said dating would be difficult since she lives in Los Angeles and he lives in New York.

Erich, meanwhile, recently shared how his mental health struggled during and after The Bachelorette.

Erich announced in mid-February he was in a new relationship with model and social media influencer Elizabeth Turner.

Elizabeth's Instagram account showed they were hanging out all the time and had a strong relationship, but she has since deleted their photos, resulting in speculation they've split.


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About The Author: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.