Gabby Windey first appeared on season 26 of The Bachelor in January 2022, where she made it to the final three. After lead Clayton Echard professed his love to both the ICU nurse and fellow finalist Rachel Recchia, he eventually sent them home to reconnect with Susie Evans amid her departure. Both Windey and Recchia were named co-leads of season 19 of The Bachelorette, which began filming in March 2022.
The Colorado native was previously linked to fellow Bachelor Nation alums Dean Unglert and Blake Horstmann. While she dated Unglert throughout college, she has since denied her connection with Horstmann, who claimed the pair previously hooked up.
Windey got engaged to Erich Schwer during the Bachelorette season 19 finale, which aired in September 2022. Weeks later, she joined the cast of Dancing With the Stars season 31. In November 2022, Windey and Schwer confirmed their split, less than two months after their engagement aired on ABC.