Gabby Windy was sent Nate Mitchell home during their face-to-face date in the August 15 episode The Bachelorette, Before the date, Gabby was worried about upcoming hometown dates. When it came to Nate, in particular, she knew that hometowns were very important because of her daughter. Since Gabby has a complicated relationship with her mother, the idea of possibly becoming a stepmother was even more difficult.
“Nate has a daughter, so I have to think about both of them when making the decision,” Gabby explained. “I take the ability to be a mother so seriously because of my past and it is hard at times. I’m probably afraid to put someone in my position or maybe make the wrong decision. I have to weigh these options really heavily.”
Going on a date, Gabby wasn’t sure if she was ready to be a mother. “Nate is a wonderful person and a wonderful father, but I have more healing and growth to do before I become a mother,” she said. “My life is not at a place where I can fully commit and take that responsibility wholeheartedly. I want to be together so bad, but you can’t. I don’t know if I should have it before.” Should have done.”
During the date, when she told Nate how she felt, she burst into tears. “There’s so much going on, I don’t even know where to start,” Gabby told Nate. “I wanted today to be a special day for us. I have so many deep feelings for you. It’s getting harder. I never want to say goodbye, but I feel like we’re just two different people in our lives- are in different places. It’s not you, it’s me.”
By that time, Nate understood where the conversation was going, and although he took it seriously, he was clearly upset. “I know it’s so cliche, but I’m not only scared of being a mom, but worse than it,” Gabby continued. “I see you and I know you are such a good father and he is so lucky to have you. I know that if I were to meet him I would have no choice but to fall in love because I know he How much you like. I don’t know what you’re thinking, but I know every time I see you my feelings get deeper and it’s so hard because it’s you.
Nate said he understood where Gabby was coming from and promised her that she would be a wonderful mom when the time was right. They were both in tears as it took a minute to say goodbye. “I’ve never experienced what I have with Nate,” Gabby said. “It was so raw and real and special in its own way and I’m so grateful for that. I feel incredibly lucky knowing her. I just want to go into motherhood to know 100 percent, and I can’t say enough.” That I do now, but it feels unfair that this is someone I was falling in love with.”
Meanwhile, Nate also said that he had never experienced a relationship with Gabby. He knew he wouldn’t be able to get over his feelings for her right away, and he urged her to choose someone who was going to put her first. They ended on amicable terms, although they were both clearly upset.