Earlier this month, Gabby Windey announced that she is gay, and is now dating girlfriend Robby Hoffman.
“I always just want to live my truth, and my story,” the former “Bachelorette” star said on “The View”. “And so I have been seeing someone for a couple months, and I’ve been keeping it a little more private because it is like a bigger story and a bigger conversation, because I’m dating a girl!”
Now, the “Dancing With the Stars” runner-up is opening up about her love life, getting raw with fans’, and admitting she may never date a man again.
Gabby Windey Wants To Tell Her Own Story
The ICU nurse recently opened up about how her story was told through editing on reality television, and how she now wants to tell her story in her own words. “Because of things I’ve been through in the public eye, from ‘The Bachelor’ to ‘The Bachelorette’, I’ve learned your story really gets told for you through editing, so now I wanted to be able to tell it myself,” she said per Glamour. “It’s pretty taboo to out people these days, but there was a fear of that. And I want to be able to talk about my life openly. That’s how people know me. But I don’t think I realized how good it was going to feel to be this open.”
Windey went on to explain how something “sparked” in her after she was watching “Perfect Match” on Netflix. On the show, there was an openly bi, lesbian storyline between two contestants, which Windey says “sparked something inside of her”.
“Something inside of me could relate, and I thought, Maybe I need to explore this,” Windey said. “I’m 32, and I’ve been through a lot, just like everybody. We all just want to be loved at the end of the day, have a connection, and feel supported. So when I moved back to Los Angeles in March after the Dancing With the Stars tour, I went on a date with a woman I met on the app, Raya. I’d still indicated on my profile that I was interested in men and women, but I wasn’t really looking at the men. Everybody knows me as the Bachelorette and dating multiple men, but I knew if this is something that feels true to me, I had to follow it.”
Gabby Windey Admits There Were Signs Since Childhood
The former “Bachelorette” lead went on to say how she saw signs since her childhood, but didn’t pay attention until “the whisper got louder”.
“I’ve always felt really emotionally connected to my girlfriends, some of which have ended in breakups so emotional, it feels like how you would in a romantic relationship,” she admitted. “And there were probably other things that I just suppressed or told myself was nothing.”
Windey went on to say, “Sometimes before I went to bed at night, out of nowhere, when I was fully straight, or whatever, I would think, What if I was gay? and then I’d be like, Oh, my God, that’s just a crazy thought that I’m having; it’s Freudian.’ But it became louder and louder. It was almost like I was afraid for it to happen for some reason.”
Gabby Windey On Her Relationship With Robby Hoffman
Earlier this month, Gabby Windey went on to “The View”, where she announced that she is gay, and is now dating girlfriend Robby Hoffman.
She says she is extremely happy in her current relationship and doesn’t see herself dating anyone else. “I don’t think I would ever date a man again,” she said per Glamour. “I feel so emotionally connected to my girlfriend and that’s what’s most important for me.”