Erich Schwer introduced himself to Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia on the first night of The Bachelorette‘s 19th season, but he could only fall in love with one of them! Keep reading for details about the contestant’s job, where he’s from and more.

Where Is Erich Schwer From?

According to his ABC bio, Erich is a New Jersey native “with dreams of seeing the Northern Lights.” Can someone say romantic?! According to his LinkedIn page, it appears that Erich has taken his love of the East Coast out west for a job in California. This isn’t too surprising, considering his bio refers to him as “low-key, funny, outdoorsy and a bit mysterious with a fun side.”

What Is Erich Schwer’s Job?

His official Bachelorette bio says he’s a Real Estate Analyst. According to LinkedIn, he works for a company called Rexford Industrial in California. Prior to moving out west, Erich had a few jobs in New York City following his graduation from Elon University.

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Erich Schwer Made It to Hometowns!

Erich was one of Gabby’s final four contestants.

Fans knew he’s “a handsome guy whose quiet confidence is hard to ignore.” In relationships, “Erich acts with intention and is looking for the real deal.” His Bachelorette bio says that Erich “doesn’t want to be in a relationship just to be in a relationship and says that the next time he commits, it’s for the long haul.” Here’s to hoping there are wedding bells in his future!

One thing Erich’s bio also says is that “he often finds himself attracted to taller women” and Gabby is 5-foot-8. All in all, the real estate analyst “hopes to find his best friend and someone with whom he can spend a lifetime of quality time.”

In the September 20 season finale, Erich and Gabby got engaged, but their engagement came amid some dramatic news. Erich’s former girlfriend Amanda Kaylor came forward with some shocking allegations against him, leaking past alleged text messages with him. 

In the messages, which were dated between March and July, Erich allegedly reassured Amanda that the show was “all acting” and he only wanted to be a contestant to have a “fresh start and a new career path.” 

He also allegedly sent Amanda roses before he left to start filming the show. Amanda shared screenshots of their conversation after she received the flowers.  

“I hate to play with your emotions, I just went home for a while and I couldn’t stop thinking about you,” one of the texts read, allegedly from Erich. “I wanted to send you flowers to maybe make you smile.”

During the Bachelorette live finale, Erich addressed the leaked messages and admitted that he handled the situation “poorly.” 

“I led her on and I want to own that. No hard feelings toward this girl at all. I understand her actions,” he said. “I didn’t want to have a hard conversation. But I’ve learned a lot from it. I want to own that 100 percent. I do not have any hard feelings for this girl. It’s a mistake I made on my part.”

Although he seemingly owned up to his actions, Amanda told Us Weekly on September 21, “[His comments on the finale are] such bulls—t but wish them the best. She will learn.”

“If him and Gabby are for real, and he moved on and found someone, then I’m happy for him,” Amanda said. “I just hope that this isn’t just part of his plan to gain something from this because I mean, he really had me fooled.”

Looking for more Bachelorette spoilers? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Get details on Gabby Windey’s engagement, who her final two guys were and who her top four guys were. Plus, check out if Rachel Recchia got engaged, who her final two guys were and who she picked for her final four. You can also check out Life & Style’s Bachelorette page for more updates on the drama throughout the season!