Aug 2, 2023 - News

Former "Bachelorette" star Gabby Windey announces new relationship with a woman

Television personality Gabby Windey attends an April awards ceremony in West Hollywood, California. Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

Denver's Gabby Windey, who starred and got engaged on the 19th season of ABC's "The Bachelorette" last year, is beginning another love journey.

Driving the news: The former Denver Broncos cheerleader appeared on ABC's "The View" on Wednesday and revealed she had split with her fiancé and is now dating a woman.

  • The 32-year-old is in a relationship with Robby Hoffman, a comedian and TV writer.

What she's saying: It was a plot twist not even Windey herself saw coming, she told show hosts.

  • Her shift in sexuality started as a "whisper … that just got louder and louder." After struggling with shame initially, talking about it publicly "feels like a huge weight lifted off."

Of note: "It's like a love that I always wanted going on these dating shows," she said of her new relationship.

Catch up quick: Windey was picked to star on "The Bachelorette" after competing and landing in second place on "The Bachelor."

  • She got engaged to her last suitor, Erich Schwer, on the season finale of "The Bachelorette."
  • Shortly after the show wrapped up last year, Windey also competed on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

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