‘The Bachelorette’: Hannah Brown Said Fans ‘Are Driving’ Her ‘Crazy’ Expecting Her to Date Someone From Bachelor Nation

Hannah Brown may be single and ready to date after her season of The Bachelorette, but that doesn’t mean she wants to date anyone from Bachelor Nation. In a recent Instagram Live, Brown told fans they “are driving” her “crazy” at their insistence she date someone from the franchise.

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Hannah Brown is single

For the past few months, Brown has consistently reiterated that she is single. This is largely due to fans shipping her with people in her life, whether it’s her dance partner from Dancing With the Stars, Alan Bersten, or Tyler Cameron from The Bachelorette.

In an Instagram Live in April 2020, Brown talked to fans about the current state of her love life.

“If you would have asked me like a few years ago, I would have been, like, oh for sure by 25 I’m married. And possibly thinking about kids in the next, like trying to get pregnant right now probably. A lot of my friends have babies and they are the best moms, but I couldn’t imagine it, I’m not ready for that just yet. I mean, I could be. If something happened, I could be. But I’m still trying to figure out my life,” Brown said.

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Ever look back on a memory and it feels like just yesterday… but also like a different life? Me too. Exactly a year ago today.⁣ ⁣ I remember that day. I don’t like staying there for too long, but I remember it really well. I remember thinking, “Oh, this has all the makings to be the best day of my life…but gah, it doesn’t feel like I thought it would.” I didn’t have words (or maybe I just didn’t have the courage to say them?) but the pit in my stomach was screaming, “this ain’t it” (funny how sometimes it’s the people around you that help you articulate your feelings better than you can). I could fake a smile but I couldn’t shake the doubt, and looking back, I know why. That ending was not easy, but it was necessary to get me here.⁣ ⁣ If I could go back and tell her something, I would whisper, “It’s going to be ok. You’re right, this ain’t it, but it‘s the direction. So open up your hands, and let go of the control. Trust this process, it’s going to be worth it. Also, nice butt!”⁣ ⁣ If you are reading this right now, wondering how to navigate a situation that feels so painful and so not what you wanted, maybe you’ll let me tell you what I would’ve told myself: Hold on. Keep moving. You’re going to make it. This ain’t it but what’s coming is so much better.⁣ ⁣ Sometimes you’ve gotta walk through the shadows to stand in the sun. And trust me, you’ll really appreciate the way it feels shining down on you, too.

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She then confirmed that she is single.

“Also, I don’t…you have to have a significant other for that. And I don’t. So. It’s not really…,” she said.

Hannah Brown says she ‘can date’ people outside the franchise

On May 5, Brown held another Instagram Live with fans. During this livestream, Brown told fans she feels ready to “test the waters” with dating.

“I am single, I am,” she said during the Instagram Live. “I feel like right now in quarantine’s not the best time to try to date, but I feel like I am in a place where I’m ready to do that—to test the waters a little bit.”

While Brown is ready to start dating again, it doesn’t seem like she will be dating anyone from the Bachelor franchise. The former Bachelorette called fans out for wanting her to date someone from Bachelor Nation.

She said, “I can date other people that are not on The Bachelor. Y’all are driving me crazy!”

She is just friends with Tyler Cameron

While fans have been shipping Brown and Cameron together since Brown’s season of The Bachelorette ended, the two are just friends.

In a video posted on a Bachelor Nation fan account’s Instagram story, Cameron revealed where he stands with Brown.

“We’re friends..it’s been nice to be able to communicate and be friends again. We are able to talk, and you know, we’re just starting off as friends and that’s what it is right now,” he said. “And we’re not in a place where we should be worried about dating or anything like that right now…but yeah, that’s my homie she’s my friend…But it’s good to be back on good terms. She’s a great person and I’m grateful to be able to call her a friend.”