SPOILERS ahead from The Bachelor 2020, aka Bachelor Peter Weber's Season 24.
Bachelorette Hannah Brown can't seem to quit ABC, so when she returned on The Bachelor 2020 premiere to toy with Peter Weber's heart, it got fans thinking she might return again. It got fans thinking some other things too, and Hannah B. herself just jumped in with some updates. However, it sounds like one potential fan theory is still on the table ... for now.
The Bachelor finale promos stirred the Hannah Brown pot when Chris Harrison was shown at the final rose ceremony giving Bachelor Peter some news. Also, Peter's mom was shown saying to not let her go, bring her home. Who? Some fans thought Hannah B. might still be The One for Peter -- and since VERY little of Bachelor Peter's Season 24 so far has been about love, a rekindling of that Bachelorette windmill love story might make sense.
But no? First of all, spoiler guru Reality Steve already said Hannah Brown does not return to The Bachelor 2020 later in Peter's season. But since the ultimate finale is still unspoiled, it left room for doubt -- and, for some fans, hope.
However, Hannah Brown recently answered some fan questions during an Instagram Live chat (via E!), shooting down three theories...
Is Hannah Brown Dating Anyone Right Now?
Her answer? "Am I dating anyone? Nope." So that would rule out current Bachelor Peter Weber. Unless she was being sneaky and she's not dating him, they are already married. Kidding! Kidding. (I think.)
Is Hannah Brown Pregnant?
Hannah Brown was probably asked this in connection to the fan theory out there about Bachelor Peter Weber's 2020 finale. Some fans wonder if Chris Harrison's big news at the final rose ceremony could be about a surprise pregnancy. It was always an out-there soap opera theory, but if you watch that promo, you can see it. Peter and Hannah B. did go at it four times in the windmill on The Bachelorette, so some fans thought maybe they had a round 5 somewhere off-camera. But no. Besides, they did use condoms on The Bachelorette, and it sounds like the big secret at the end is not a pregnancy.
Hannah B. completely shut down the idea that she was expecting: "No, there's no way. There's no way I'm pregnant."
Will Hannah Brown Be On Bachelor In Paradise?
Hannah B.'s response on Instagram Live? "No." I thought she was leaving the door open for something like Bachelor in Paradise, but apparently not. However...
Will Hannah Brown Be The Bachelorette Again?
Aha! It doesn't sound like Hannah B. covered this base during her Instagram Live chat, but ET did recently ask her about being The Bachelorette again in 2020 after her ill-fated journey in 2019. While she didn't say yes, she also didn't say no:
So maybe, but maybe not. Would she even have time to tape The Bachelorette 2020, around the dates for the DWTS live tour? Bachelor Peter Weber is still playing coy, publicly, about whether The Bachelor 2020 ends with him back with Hannah B. or not. But it sounds like it's "or not" from Hannah herself. In that case, he'd be happy to see her back as The Bachelorette:
Yeah, we all saw what happened -- she picked Wrong Reasons Jed and it turned out he had a girlfriend waiting for him back home.
Bachelor host Chris Harrison is basically leaving The Bachelorette decision up to us. Here's what he said when asked if Hannah Brown could be the Bachelorette again:
So far, Bachelor Peter's women haven't been that impressive -- and neither has Peter -- but that's mostly production's fault for all the drama. But if no one stands out from his season, they may just give us Hannah B. again. That said, it sounds like Chris Harrison should watch his own back...
What Does Hannah B. Want To Do Next?
During her Instagram Live chat, Hannah Brown revealed that she'd love to be a TV host like The Bachelor's own Chris Harrison. So maybe if The Bachelor has another spinoff after The Bachelor, Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, and the new one called [cringe] The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart, she will host it? Hannah B. also said she hopes to have her own product line someday, so that's her big picture goal.
So that's where things currently stand with the single and baby-free Hannah Brown. Would you like to see her return as The Bachelorette? I'd rather see her with Peter or on Bachelor in Paradise -- and not to just pop in the way she does, but to actually compete. Other than that, I'd rather she retired from Bachelor Nation for a while.
The Bachelor 2020 continues Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC. Also, this coming February 5, Bachelor Peter's season is also airing an episode on Wednesday. I don't know why. I honestly think we're just being punished at this point.
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