‘Bachelor' Producer Julie LaPlaca Confirms It Was Peter Weber in the NYE Photo & Says ‘No We Didn't Kiss’

If we’re being honest, the past few weeks have been quite rough for Bachelor Peter Weber.

On part two of the season 24 finale of The Bachelor, we learned that Pilot Peter did indeed get engaged to one of his two finalists...Hannah Ann. We also learned that the engagement between the couple only lasted a few short weeks, with Peter revealing he still wasn’t over Madi.

Then, just two days after the dramatic finale, Peter and Madison announced in two separate Instagram posts they will not be moving forward with their relationship. And with his mother, Barb, clearly not on his side, it looks like someone is speaking up for the 28-year-old—producer Julie LaPlaca.

“Yes that was @pilot_pete in the tan jacket, no we didn’t kiss at midnight,” she captioned a pic of herself with Peter from New Year’s Eve. “But whoever ends up as his copilot for life is one lucky lady, because this guy has a heart of gold.”

If you didn’t know, a popular Reddit theory purported that the 28-year-old pilot didn’t end up with one of his many female suitors. Instead, it argued that Weber ultimately professes his love for the Bachelor producer. 

Rumors started swirling when photos of LaPlaca and the Weber family celebrating a New Year’s Eve lunch surfaced and again when LaPlaca shared a photo of herself in Times Square on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve where Weber is seen in the background. Hence, this new photo. 

We’re just happy someone is finally addressing it.