It was the emotional monologue heard 'round the world (well, if "world" is a euphemism for "every Bachelor preview ever"). Barbara Weber, Peter's mom, finally broke down and sobbed the now-famous line: (opens in new tab) "Bring her home to us!"—again, "famous" is a euphemism here—while begging her son to pick one of the contestants. We all thought it was Madison—but no! It's actually Hannah Ann Sluss, who Barbara unexpectedly loved and wanted to be her daughter-in-law! (Oh, God, I wouldn't want to be Madison watching this right now.)
And Peter's response? Honestly, considering all the build-up to that moment—it was the Jumping the Fence of this season!—it's hilarious. I quote: "You gotta stop doing this." Which, um, yes. Barb, I love you, but everybody knows you can't take sides on a romantic partner unless you're very sure that it won't blow up in your face. Let alone if your son still has two girlfriends!
Anyway, here's the moment:
And, yeah, people had thoughts.
There Were a Lot of "Bud"s?
My intuition says: If you are a grown ass woman, be very cautious about falling in love with a grown ass man who is still referred to as “bud” by his mom and dad. #TheBachelorMarch 10, 2020
Alright we have now jumped far beyond the appropriate amount of “buds” #TheBachelorMarch 10, 2020
That’s an unnecessary amount of times to call your son “bud” in one conversation. #TheBachelorFinaleMarch 10, 2020
Peter's Mom Is Kind of Invested In His Sex Life
I mean, good on her for promoting sex positivity in her son, I guess?
say what you want about peter’s family but have you ever seen a better set of wingmen? truly all they want is to see pete party and get laid #TheBachelor pic.twitter.com/FOhLDglisIMarch 10, 2020
Peter’s mom during his teen years, heck maybe even now #TheBachelor pic.twitter.com/sYmnt65MllMarch 10, 2020
Some People Agreed With Her
I am loving Peter’s family’s commitment to Peter’s continued sex life. They’re definitely not the kind of parents who make you sleep in different rooms from your partner until you’re married 😉. #TheBachelorMarch 10, 2020
Peter's mom is speaking the truth though...the past Bachelor(ette) have regretted their final decisions. #TheBachelorMarch 10, 2020
boof pic.twitter.com/i8dpRVbNZPAugust 29, 2021
But He Really Fought Back
Peter to his mom crying #TheBachelor pic.twitter.com/jJDLAar2KlMarch 10, 2020
Peter standing up to his mom is the first thing he’s done right all season #TheBachelorMarch 10, 2020
Peter calling out his mom’s theatrics is a mood. #TheBachelorMarch 10, 2020
Me? #TeamBarb all the way.
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