Peter Weber/ Instagram; Presley Ann/Getty Peter and Barbra Weber, Kelley Flanagan
After her son announced the pair's breakup on Thursday, Barbara, 63, left a supportive comment, writing that “it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”
“Love can be fickle and it is not for the timid,” she added. “Those who have experienced it know this all too well. But it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”
Barbara also shared a kind message to Flanagan, whom she has praised in the past. “Our hearts ache for you two,” she wrote. “Kelley will always have a piece of our hearts and we wish her only the best. Mom and Dad.”
Kelley Flanagan/Instagram Peter Weber, Kelley Flanagan
Flanagan previously received a stamp of approval from Weber's mom, who called her “the daughter that I've always wanted.”
Weber, 29, announced the news of their breakup on social media, alongside a photo of the pair enjoying a sunset view.
"Love is a funny thing," the Bachelor star wrote. "It can make you feel on top of the world and it can make you feel a pain you wish didn’t exist. I’m here to share that Kelley and I have decided to go our separate ways."
"While our relationship was filled with countless beautiful memories, our relationship simply didn’t work out in the end," Weber continued. "Kelley is someone I will always have a special love for. Someone I have learned more from than she will ever understand. Someone I am so thankful came into my life and someone who I will always wish all of life’s greatest blessings on."
The pilot added, "These moments in life always hurt, but in my opinion that shows you it was worth time you spent together. Thank you Kelley."
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"We’ll see what the future holds for Kelley and I, but I think it’s a beautiful story," said the Bachelor alum
Flanagan, who is a lawyer, came in fifth on Weber's season of The Bachelor. They reconnected after his splits from winner Hannah Ann Sluss and runner-up Madison Prewett.
In August, Weber, who was the star of the 24th season, recalled his first meeting with Flanagan before The Bachelor cameras started filming.
In a sweet tribute, he explained that "a year ago today I met this one in a hotel lobby," adding, "We danced the night away and then went our separate ways. I truly didn't know if I'd see her again. This life is beautiful, beautiful. Let's see what's next ❤️ @kelleyflanagan."