Kelley Flanagan, a former contestant on “The Bachelor,” has found a new romantic partner after splitting from Peter Weber for the second time a few months ago. Flanagan and her new beau, Ari Raptis, went public on Instagram on Thursday.
The photo showed the couple looking adoringly at each other while dressed in formal attire, with Flanagan in a one-shoulder black gown and Raptis in a simple black tuxedo with a bow tie.
‘Bachelor’ alum Kelley Flanagan debuts new relationship after Peter Weber breakup
Although it’s unclear how long they’ve been together, Raptis has already made a positive impression on Flanagan’s family, including her mother, Connie, who called him the “guy of my dreams for my daughter” and a “dreamboat.” Flanagan also shared a video on her Instagram Story of the couple showing affection for each other.
Flanagan’s new relationship comes after her previous split with Weber, whom she began dating in 2020 after meeting on “The Bachelor.” Although Weber chose another contestant in the end, the couple rekindled their romance in April of that year. However, they broke up again before New Year’s Eve while planning to move in together. Although Flanagan admitted to “going off on him” after their breakup, the couple tried again in September 2022, but it ended in April of this year with Weber announcing that he was “single” once again.
Kelley Flanagan has a new man in her life just a few months after she and Peter Weber called it quits — for the second time.
The “Bachelor” alum went Instagram official with her new beau, Ari Raptis, on Thursday.
In the snap — which she captioned with three heart emojis — the pair looked lovingly into one another’s eyes while dressed to the nines.
Flanagan wore a black, one-shoulder gown while Raptis opted for a simple black tux with a bowtie.
Although it’s unclear how long the pair have been together, Raptis seems to have already made quite the impression on Flanagan’s family.
“Great looking couple! Best of the lot!” her mother, Connie, commented under the post.
“Guy of my dreams for my daughter……. Greek, Greek, Greek! What else can I ask for!” she continued. “He’s a dreamboat! That’s my generation describing one great catch! Go get him Kelley! We’re all behind you!”
The former reality TV star also shared a video of the pair packing on the “PDA” to her Instagram Story.
In the short clip, Flanagan — who matched in blue with Raptis — draped one arm around her boyfriend’s neck while the pair slowly swayed.
The new romance comes on the heels of Flanagan’s split with Weber, who she started dating in 2020 after meeting on the hit ABC dating series.
Although Weber ended up giving his final rose to another contestant, the pair rekindled their romance in April of that year. However, they split right before New Year’s while planning to move in together.
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While the pair never revealed the exact reason for their breakup, the lawyer did admit that she “went off on him” and things “ended really badly.”
Despite her harsh comments, the pair decided to give love a try one last time in September 2022.
Yet in April, Weber revealed — once again —that he was “single” and ready to mingle.