Just add him to the list of Bachelorette suitors that left their girlfriends behind for fame and new love with Hannah Brown on The Bachelorette. Peter Weber, known as Pilot Pete, is the latest contestant to have an ex-girlfriend call out his poor behavior.
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As Peter courted Hannah on the series, he revealed a past relationship he was in that was “very serious and we felt very deeply for each other.” Turns out that relationship could have been with his ex-girlfriend model Calee Lutes, whom he was dating prior to joining the show.
In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight, Calee shares her side of the story, revealing that she felt betrayed by Peter.
“Peter and I met through a dating app in June of 2018,” Caylee told ET. “I live in Atlanta, and he lives in L.A. 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.”
According to Calyee, the couple made the long distance relationship work with ease. “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,” she added.
Calee went on to share how serious her relationship with Peter had become.
“We were very serious. He told me he loved me for the first time in October, and we talked almost every time we saw each other about how we were going to make it 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.” 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.”
That’s when it happened. Calee reveals that in December of 2018, Peter broke up with her out of the blue. After a loving visit to Atlanta, where the two again talked about living together, Peter had a change of heart. When Peter returned home he FaceTimed his girlfriend and told her it was over, she shared.
“I was devastated and completely blindsided,” Caylee shared. “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. 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. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but I knew there was something he wasn’t telling me. He immediately deleted EVERY trace of me on Instagram.”
When ET asked if she felt betrayed by the Pilot, Caylee told the news outlet that she had. “He absolutely betrayed me. 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. 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.”
The news comes on the heels of contestant Jed Wyatt’s ex-girlfriend, Haley Stevens, speaking out about her relationship with Jed right before he jetted off to film the much-loved dating show. According to Stevens, the two were still dating as he got on the plane for L.A. to film the show and told her he’d text when he returned.
Yikes. When did finding love on television become so hard?