Gabby Windey The Bachelor

Gabby Windey and Vinny Guadagnino Exchange Flirty Instagram Messages

Bachelorette Gabby Windey raised some eyebrows among her fans recently, following a series of very flirty exchanges with her Dancing With The Stars co-star Vinny Guadagnino.

Now the former Denver Broncos cheerleader is setting the record straight, according to Page Six.

“I mean we’re friends,” she said of the Jersey Shore alum. “Apparently both of us just like to kind of stir the [pot]. Which is, like, funny. But [the buzz] did happen out of nowhere.”

Gabby’s DWTS partner Val Chmerkovskiy added to the conversation, saying, “It was an inside joke that got away.”

Fans wondered if there could be a romance brewing between the two reality stars — both of whom were cast on Season 31 of DWTS — after reading their flirtatious messages to each other on Instagram.

Last week Gabby celebrated her spot in the DWTS finale with an Instagram post, “I’m filled with so many different emotions – excitement, fear, gratitude, and mourning that this experience will soon end. Thank you to everyone who has continued to support us and I hope to make you proud next week!!”

Vinny congratulated his friend with the playful comment, “Good job baby mamma,” to which Gabby coyly responded, “My main man.”

That same day, Vinny posted an encouraging mantra to his social media, “stop looking for the one . . . be the one, and let them all come to you.”

“Omw (on my way),” Gabby flirtatiously responded.

And before that, the former MTV star had called the Bachelorette alum “as basic as a Starbucks on sunset blvd,” to which she cheekily replied, “if that’s wrong I don’t wanna be right.”

Gabby‘s coquettish exchanges with Vinny seemed especially significant to fans as, she had so recently split from fiancé Erich Schwer. A little post breakup fling, perhaps?

Gabby and Erich got engaged during the Season 19 finale of The Bachelorette, which aired in September. But the couple announced a parting of their ways recently.

“The end of our relationship happened because we weren’t completely in step and in sync with each other in our common goals or just the way we approach life,” Gabby shared during the Nov. 14th episode of the ballroom dance competition.

She quickly added that she and the New Jersey native “weren’t each other’s best match” either, a sentiment he also echoed. They do seem to have a good friendship, though.

Gabby concluded her run on DWTS last night scoring two sets of perfect 10’s from all four judges. She came in second place after Tik Tok star Charli D’Amelio, who likewise received two sets of perfect scores from the judges. But Charli‘s nearly 150 million Tik Tok followers likely kept the mirror ball out of Gabby‘s hands.

Both Charli and Gabby are going on the DWTS Live Tour this spring, however. As is Vinny. I’d score the probability that the flirty friendship will continue a pretty solid 10.

TELL US – DID YOU EXPECT GABBY TO WIN DWTS? DO YOU BELIEVE GABBY AND VINNY ARE “JUST FRIENDS?” DO YOU THINK THERE’S MORE TO THEIR RELATIONSHIP THAN THAT?

[Photo Credit: ABC/Ricky Middlesworth]

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