The Bachelorette: Hannah Brown 'Would Support' Tyler C. As The Bachelor
Finales in the Bachelor franchise are rarely without their twists, ranging from Arie Luyendyk dumping Becca Kufrin for her runner-up to the super awkward Bachelor in Paradise on-air breakup. For Hannah Brown, however, her biggest twist was a good one. The end of her relationship with Jed after his sketchy behavior was spoiled ahead of time, but nobody could have seen the live turn of events when Hannah asked runner-up Tyler Cameron out on a date. He accepted, so is there a shot at a happily-ever-after?
Yes and no. Tyler may have accepted the date, but it wasn't exactly a proposal or invitation to restart their relationship, and there are undoubtedly a lot of raw feelings on both sides. He was also floated as a popular candidate for the next Bachelor leading man. When asked about her feelings if Tyler went on to star in The Bachelor, Hannah said this:
Hannah doesn't sound like she'd be thrilled to see Tyler as the next Bachelor due to her lingering feelings and apparent willingness to give their romance another shot, but she's also supportive of what could make Tyler happy. For his part, Tyler seemed pretty overjoyed when Hannah shocked him, the audience, and even Chris Harrison with the invitation to go out for a drink.
After how Hannah's Bachelorette finale performed in the ratings, though, I'm guessing plenty of people would tune in to see a Tyler-led season of The Bachelor, and Tyler wasn't definitive about wanting to give their relationship another shot in his reaction to the twist.
Still, the most likely candidates for the Bachelor now seem to be Pilot Peter Weber and Mike Johnson, both of whom Hannah supports for the role. I'm guessing Tyler will be absent from Bachelor in Paradise! Interestingly, Bachelor in Paradise is why Chris Harrison didn't announce the next Bachelor during the Bachelorette finale.
While it's a bummer that we'll have to wait through a bit of Bachelor in Paradise to find out which guy will be distributing roses next on The Bachelor, at least the announcement didn't happen to overshadow Hannah's twist!
Hannah elaborated on her potential future with Tyler in her chat with ET, saying this:
Hannah could probably use a friend who understands what she went through on The Bachelorette, even if what he went through could have easily left him bitter and angry at her.
It is promising to see that neither Hannah nor Tyler seems anxious to jump right back into a serious relationship that will have him down on one knee sooner rather than later. Maybe they have a shot if they get to hang out like normal people! Hopefully, for Tyler's sake, without any horses.
Only time will tell if Hannah and Tyler get to join the ranks of former Bachelor franchise stars who got their happily-ever-after, even if their path to happiness would have been quite unconventional by franchise standards. And hey, maybe Jed will clean up his act after having his pre-Hannah behavior outed on national television!
New seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are still a ways off, but Bachelor in Paradise premieres with all kinds of Blake-tastic drama, some of Dean being Dean, and more next week on ABC.
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