Hannah Brown might have come on Dancing With The Stars straight from a reality dating show, but she’s made it clear that her focus is on one thing and one thing only right now: winning that Mirrorball.
“No, I’m not,” Brown responded on The Ellen DeGeneres Show when guest host Justin Hartley asked if she’s dating Berseten. “I’m not.”
“We’re great friends. He kind of has to be my best friend. So I make him be. He cries about it. But it has been an amazing experience,” she added.
The reality star also admitted that she’s still scarred from her “trauma from dating [on The Bachelorette], so we’re not going to do that right now. We’re going to dance.”
And just days before the Country Music Awards, Brown also assured E! News that she and her partner are just friends.
“I think our fans should focus on helping get a Mirrorball Trophy and that would just make us both very happy, if they want our happiness,” she said. “We have a great time together, we definitely have created a lasting friendship.”
Brown wants people to know that while she’s not dating Bersten (or anyone at the moment), she’s doing just fine.
“I’m totally okay on my own,” she told Marie Claire. “I don’t want to have to have a man to feel whole. It’s not that I need that to feel like I have a full life. No, I have a full life.”
Alan Bersten was Hannah Brown’s date to the CMAs
However, Brown feeling empowered by her independence doesn’t stop fans from wishing she and Bersten would get together.
Bersten accompanied Brown to the CMAs on November 13 and fans couldn’t help but comment on how cute they looked together (and it didn’t help that Bersten had his arm around Brown much of the night).
Brown wore a dazzling white gown with a mock neck and fire-engine-red lips. She wore her hair straight with a center part and donned sparkly earrings. Bersten wore a black suite and printed button-down.
The two posed sweetly together on the red carpet, but Brown was sure to get some solo shots as well.
Alan Bersten’s Instagram post with Hannah Brown at the CMAs
“We had rehearsals at 6:30am today! Now a little @cma to celebrate!” Bersten captioned a photo of him and his partner on the red carpet.
Fans immediately took to the comments to say the two should date.
“Wife her up!!!” commented one fan on the photo.
“Fall in love,” wrote another.
“DATEEEEE❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️” wrote another.
“Will you two please date already😭” commented another.