Inside Bella Thorne's Friendship With Former Bachelor Peter Weber

Former Bachelor lead and Delta Airlines pilot Peter Weber seems to get along with everybody. For proof, just ask his former flame, Bachelorette Hannah Brown! As a contestant on her season in 2019, Peter made quite the impact after he and Hannah had sex in a windmill (more than once) while on a date in Greece. Despite the physical chemistry, however, Peter was sent packing before the final rose ceremony — but don't feel too bad! In 2020, he became the Bachelor, where he vacillated between his final two women, Hannah Ann Sluss and Madison Prewett, and eventually broke things off with both of them. Ultimately, Peter reunited with Kelley Flanagan, who was in the top six group of women after the show wrapped.

While Peter won over America, and most of his ladies' hearts, we are now learning that he has more celebrity friends than we first thought. Turns out, the L.A. native crossed paths with a few stars before shooting to stardom himself. Along with his longtime friendship with Victoria Justice, Peter also goes way back with former Shake It Up star Bella Thorne. Keep reading for the details on this unlikely 'ship.

Peter Weber and Bella Thorne are longtime family friends

When Peter Weber abandoned the skies and took to your TV screens, at least one famous person was tuning in weekly to watch The Bachelor. In February 2020, Bella Thorne posted an Instagram Story revealing her love for both the show and its lead (via People), which was captured in a screenshot by The Sun reporter Rachael Ellenbogen on Twitter. "First I find out Peter Weber & Victoria Justice randomly grew up together ... even more, I find out Bella Thorne & Pilot Pete are somehow family friends," Ellenbogen tweeted, demonstrating that Bachelor Nation really is a small world after all.

In the screenshot, Bella alerts her boyfriend, Italian singer Benjamin Mascolo, of her plans to watch The Bachelor as soon as she gets home. "I legit. Can't. Wait. To Watch. It," she gushed. But, unlike his girlfriend, Mascolo appeared less impressed, responding, "Ahahaha I can't believe you addicted to that s**t." He added, "Please don't tell me you don't like it as much as Temptation Island." In a corner of the screenshot, Bella shouts out Peter with the comment, "hahaha when your long time family friend is the @bachelornation and now you become obsessed hahahahah."

Unfortunately, the extent of Bella and Peter's friendship remains unclear, leaving us with more questions than answers. When did they first meet? How well do their families know each other? In the meantime, we will be keeping a close eye on Bella's social channels for further clues.