Former Bachelorette Gabby Windey is a girls’ girl for real!
The 32-year-old reality TV personality, who starred as one of the titular Bachelorettes on the hit reality dating show The Bachelorette, has come out, posting that she’s been in a relationship with a woman: comedian and writer Robby Hoffman.
Windey posted a series of photos of the happy couple together on her Instagram, revealing the relationship.
She also clarified the post in her Instagram stories. “It’s hard to get it out all right now but I know everyone’s been really curious about who I’m dating,” she said in a story on Wednesday, August 2. “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.”
“It’s been honestly truly, like really, the best experience over these last three months. And I’ve been in a relationship like I feel like I’ve never had before.”
Hoffman is a stand-up comedian and writer who won a Daytime Emmy for her writing on the PBS series Odd Squad and has written for Workin’ Moms, Baroness Von Sketch Show, and The Chris Gethard Show. She sold an autobiographical series called Rivkah to Showtime and A24.
Windey also appeared on The View to talk about the relationship. She said that over the last couple of years, she felt a “whisper” about being attracted to women that got “louder and louder” until she couldn’t ignore it.
“I didn’t really know to pay attention to it,” she said. “I think when this happens, there’s some shame obviously surrounding it, so I think I had to a little bit navigate through the shame. Like what is it? Where is it coming from? But ultimately, like I said, I always just want to kind of do me, do what I want, figure it out later.”
“I was on dating shows dating men and a Broncos cheerleader, so it was like my whole world was male-gaze,” she said. “Obviously, it’s about sexuality, but it’s also the person I met. Like, she is so special. She makes me feel so safe, so loved. Like a love that I always wanted going on these dating shows, so now it’s like, ‘Yeah, exactly.’”
Windey first appeared as a potential suitor on Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor, before being the co-lead of season 19 of The Bachelorette. She was briefly engaged to Erich Schwer, but the couple called it quits less than two months after Schwer proposed to her in the Bachelorette season finale.
Looks like summer really is for the girls! Congratulations!