Why Gabby Windey Wants to Quit DWTS "Every Day"—And How Fiancé Erich Schwer Supports Her

Bachelorette Gabby Windey got real with E! News about how difficult her Dancing with the Stars journey is, and how fiancé Erich Schwer reels her back in. Find out all the details here!

By Charlotte Walsh Oct 03, 2022 8:46 PMTags
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Gabby Windey isn't alone on her Dancing with the Stars journey. 

The former Bachelorette, who is taking part in season 31 of the competition series, is being supported by fiancé Erich Schwer as she makes a bid for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. However, no matter how many top scores she receives, Gabby revealed exclusively to E! News that she still struggles with doubts over whether or not to continue. 

"I want to quit every day—sorry," Gabby admitted during her DTWS rehearsal, addressing her apology to partner Val Chmerkovskiy. "But I think it's natural to embrace those feelings, 'cause it's so hard, and that's what makes it so much more rewarding is knowing that you're constantly overcoming bump in the road, bump in the road."

But whenever Gabby tells Erich that she wants to quit, her fiancé tells her to "stop it" and keep going. Plus, his presence in the audience, she acknowledged, is "grounding" enough to make her push through any mental blocks.

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"I know he's gonna be proud of me no matter what," she said. "I could go up there and stand for a minute and a half and he'd be like, 'That's my girl!'" 

(And BTW, that's far from what Gabby and Val have done—after two weeks of competition, the duo is in third place overall, only coming behind current leaders Charli D'Amelio and Mark Ballas, who are followed by Wayne Brady and Witney Carson.) 

So, does Gabby think Erich could have a chance at winning DWTS himself? Maybe—according to the former Denver Broncos cheerleader, he "has some rhythm." Even partner Val agreed, admitting that since Erich's "an athlete, he can move."

Watch Gabby and Val compete when Dancing with the Stars streams live Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET on Disney+.

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