Peter’s Cuban Mom Was an Embarrassment on ‘The Bachelor’

For week’s viewers of The Bachelor wondered why Peter’s mom was crying to her son, telling him “Bring her home

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For week’s viewers of The Bachelor wondered why Peter’s mom was crying to her son, telling him “Bring her home. Bring her home to us.” In the two-part finale, not only did we learn that Barbara, Peter’s mom was crying over Hannah Ann — the show’s remaining contestant. Barbara, a Cubana, isn’t afraid to tell her son what woman he should marry. She clearly liked Hannah Ann, “an angel from heaven” over Madison, the Christian single lady who chose Jesus over Peter. 

Despite Peter’s family urging him to pick Hannah Ann, he clearly wanted Madison, but Madison dumped him anyway. So in the end, Peter went with Hannah Ann out of default. But that wasn’t the end of it. During the finale, Peter broke off the engagement with Hannah Ann saying he was still torn over Madison. Lucky for him, Madison was still in love with him so the two reunited during the finale. While it seemed that love would conquer all in the end, the real issue was not that Peter lied to Hannah Ann, but that his mother was visibly upset that her son had chosen a woman she did not like. 

Every moment that the show featured Madison, Barbara — who was in the audience sitting alongside her husband — was caught rolling her eyes, coughing, and turning away from the footage. 

When Madison finally came out to sit with Peter and discuss the possibility of working on their relationship, Barbara let her have it. Host Chris Harrison asked Barbara what she thought about the whole thing and she brought up that viewers didn’t realize how disrespectful Madison truly was. 

“You know, the show last night, it didn’t show everything. And I’ve gotten a lot of love, let me say, on my DMs. But I will say, when I went for Hannah Ann, it was because she was the one who embraced me with love,” Barbara said. “She was so organic, she was just so loving towards me. And I just loved her. The next day, we met Madison, and it started out rocky… rocky road.” 

She added, “We had just come across the country — excuse me, across the world — and we were exhausted, we were just getting used to the time there, and we had to wait three hours, and when she did come in, the whole family… we didn’t get an apology from her.”

So Barbara was upset that Madison was three hours late. Okay, we can see why that’s annoying, but then Barbara kept insisting that Madison didn’t love Peter as much as he loved her. This didn’t sit well with Madison. Madison said she was just as much as part of the show as Peter, so this experience is not just about him. The audience was loudly on team Madison, but Barbara didn’t care. She didn’t like her and that was that. Harrison asked Peter’s dad what his opinion was, and before he tried to speak, Barbara said to him, “ayudame.”

The dad wasn’t as vocal as Babara, which is a good thing. You don’t go against your wife on national TV. In the end, Peter tried to plead with his family. 

“I am telling you that I love Madison and that should be enough,” Peter said to his parents. 

What’s annoying about this season’s Bachelor is once again we see an indecisive guy who wants what he can’t have — and when he does get it, he doesn’t want it anymore. With Peter, there’s more: he is an indecisive manchild who listens to his mom more than his head. We’ll see if Madison truly loves Peter because dealing with a lady like his mother is too much for anyone. 

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