Is Peter Weber Dating A 'Bachelor' Producer? Meet Julie LaPlaca, Weber's Rumored Girlfriend

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Is Peter Weber Dating A 'Bachelor' Producer? Meet Julie LaPlaca, Weber's Rumored Girlfriend
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Some contestants go on The Bachelor (or The Bachelorette) and find love in front of the camera — and then, there's Peter Weber. 

While Weber is, as of late, one of the most popular cast members of The Bachelorette in recent memory, having caught the attention of Hannah Brown in one of his first episodes, but he was allegedly unable to find love on his season of the show ... with one of the contestants.

But thanks to a recently released video, however, there are some suggestions that he did, indeed, find love — just not in front of the camera. 

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Is Peter Weber dating a Bachelor producer named Julie LaPlaca? Let's see what we can find about these explosive claims. 

1. Is Peter Weber dating a Bachelor producer? He was seen taking producer Julie LaPlaca to a winery. 

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, a video was leaked that showed Weber and LaPlaca "getting cozy" at a California winery. Weber was also with his mother, Barbara, and naturally, the video sent shockwaves through Bachelor nation, with fans immediately speculating that Weber and LaPlaca were more than friends. 

2. This wasn't the first time Weber and LaPlaca were seen hanging out. 

Most interestingly, this wasn't the first time that Weber and LaPlaca were seen hanging out. Back on New Year's Eve, LaPlaca — who is the showrunner for other shows in the Bachelor franchise — hung out with Weber and his family in New York City. Weber's father, Peter, posted a family photo which featured Weber and LaPlaca to his Instagram account, too. 

3. Bachelor host Chris Harrison may also be fueling the rumors that Weber and LaPlaca are an item. 

Chris Harrison, who always seems to find himself in the middle of Bachelor drama himself, added more fuel to the fire when he, himself, posted a photo of Weber and LaPlaca together at the Chavez International Airport in Peru. Even more interestingly, LaPlaca herself commented on the photo! "How did I get so lucky?" she wrote. 

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4. Harrison even seemed to confirm that Weber and LaPlaca were an item. 

Not long ago, Harrison was stopped on the street and asked if the rumors about Weber and LaPlaca being a "thing" were true. After playing it coy and saying that there were no "truly crazy" rumors about The Bachelor, he went on to sing the praises of LaPlaca. "I’ll say this — Julie is an amazingly talented producer. She’s a smart, talented woman, and a great producer. Far be from me to get in the middle of a good rumor," he said

5. A Bachelor executive also implied that Weber and LaPlaca were an item as well. 

Rob Mills, an executive at ABC television, also seemed to imply that Weber and LaPlaca were more than just friends. "Well, I hate to get in the way of a good rumor, so I’m not going to confirm or deny about whether he ends up with a producer!I don’t know how we’d ever top that, though! But, it is crazy. What we’ve seen about the finale over the years is that the ‘finale’ is really on that night when the show goes live. There’s a lot of craziness, it’s a roller coaster, but I would say even now the roller coaster hasn’t ended, and it won’t end until after ‘After the Final Rose,'" he said

6. Hannah Brown approves of LaPlaca.

For what it's worth, when LaPlaca posted a photo of herself in Times Square on New Year's Eve — with Peter Weber standing behind her — she received a seal of approval from Hannah Brown. "I approve!" wrote the former Bachelorette.

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7. It's possible that they're "just friends," of course. 

While it certainly looks like Weber and LaPlaca are "getting close," there's always the possibility that the duo is just friends. After all, it's not unusual for cast and crew to become close while they're filming shows — it happens all over Hollywood!

Whatever the case, this is certainly shaping up to be a wild season, that's for sure!

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Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, publicist, and photographer whose work has appeared in Teen Vogue, People, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, BET.com, and more.