Gabby Windey’s finalist Erich joined ‘Bachelorette’ for career, texts reveal

Erich Schwer is in hot water once again.

The reality star — who is a finalist vying for Gabby Windey’s heart on this season of “The Bachelorette” — allegedly joined the show to advance his career, new text messages leaked by his ex-girlfriend, Amanda Kaylor, reveal.

On Wednesday, Instagram account @Bachelornation.scoop shared screenshots of alleged messages sent between Schwer and Kaylor from March 2022, just before the 29-year-old left to film the reality show.

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Erich Schwer’s ex-girlfriend leaked a series of text messages insinuating that he didn’t join the show for love.
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“I know this isn’t ideal, I wanted to do this to see if there was something else I could do with my life. I really like you Amanda,” Schwer allegedly texted Kaylor, who he met on Hinge two months prior.

“I didn’t think it would be a big deal but I understand how you feel. I’m sorry and I understand if you don’t want to see me anymore.”

A conflicted Kaylor allegedly responded to the reality star, saying, “You just expected me to continue dating you while you go on a reality show to ‘find love?’”

Schwer allegedly replied, “It isn’t real, but you’re right. I am sorry I really didn’t think this all through.”

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Schwer felt bad about his decision.

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Kaylor says the reality star sent her a bouquet of roses.

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Erich texted Amanda after he returned from filming.

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Schwer then allegedly apologized to his then-girlfriend saying he “didn’t realize the implications” of his decision and wasn’t trying to hurt her. The real estate agent said he made the decision to “figure out” who he is, adding he needed a “change” while feeling “stuck” in his career path.

Less than two weeks after Schwer allegedly dropped the bomb, he sent her a bouquet of flowers — ironically, roses— before leaving for the show in hopes it would make Kaylor “smile.”

The pair cut off contact until the show premiered in July, two months after filming wrapped.

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Schwer allegedly sent his ex roses after filling her in on his “Bachelorette” casting.
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Schwer allegedly reached out to his ex-girlfriend once again, reiterating how sorry he was before revealing he still thinks about her “all the time.”

However, Kaylor was less than impressed by the apology and viewed it as a way to “save himself from anything to harm his newfound fame and reputation.”

After sharing the screenshot, Kaylor claims she wanted to “shine a light on his true character” ahead of the “Bachelorette” finale and “After the Final Rose” special.

Schwer has yet to publicly address the latest allegations, and reps for the reality star and ABC did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

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Schwer allegedly went on the show to further his career.
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Just last week, Schwer addressed backlash after a photo re-surfaced from his high school yearbook that showed him in blackface. 

“I wholeheartedly apologize for the insensitive photo of me in Blackface from my high school yearbook that has been circulating. What I thought at the time was a representation of my love for Jimi Hendrix, was nothing but ignorance,” he wrote on Instagram about the photo of him in an Afro wig and colorful shirt with dark face paint on.

The season finale of “The Bachelorette” airs Tuesday, Sept. 20 on ABC.

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