‘DWTS’: Are Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten Dating? What the Dancing Partners Say About Their Relationship

The story of the broken-hearted Bachelorette rediscovering love in her Dancing With the Stars partner is one narrative reality TV fans would consume in a heartbeat. When DWTS debuted its 28th season on ABC, viewers projected their hopes onto Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten. And while the duo has undeniable chemistry on the dancefloor, most fans seem to think the reality stars are now together. But, are Brown and Bersten dating? Here’s what the dancing partners have said about their relationship thus far.

‘DWTS’ partners Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten address dating rumors

Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten from 'Dancing With the Stars' at Disneyland
Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten from ‘Dancing With the Stars’ | Richard Harbaugh/ABC via Getty Images

As of now, Brown and Bersten are not dating. Clearly, they get along well. But, Bersten and Brown are keeping their relationship on a professional level.

“We are dance partners, and we have the best time together, and we have a friendship that is great,” Brown revealed during an interview with Us Weekly on Oct. 1.

The 24-year-old also hinted she isn’t exactly thinking about romance at this time. “I think I’m done with roses, so mirrorball [trophy] is what we have our eye on,” she said.

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Meanwhile, during an Instagram Q & A session, Brown and Bersten took the time to address the showmance rumors in their own way. It didn’t take long before a fan asked if the two partners were “a thing.”

And Brown’s response was perfect, per usual. “Yeah, we’re a thing,” she said. “Team Alabama Hannah!”

Then in an interview with Extra, Brown and Bersten echoed their Instagram Q & A statement when the publication asked about their current relationship.

“We are an item: Team Alabama Hannah,” Brown shared.

“We’re a team, we’re really focused on our dancing right now,” Bersten added. “And we’re having a lot of fun.”

Alan Bersten teases potential romance with Hannah Brown but focuses on friendship and dancing

The following day, Brown and Bersten continued to be bombarded by dating questions by the press. When speaking with People on Oct. 2, Bersten was asked about the chances of a romance happening with Brown in the future.

“I don’t know, I think we’re going to stick to dancing right now,” he told the publication. “We’ll see what happens.”

The 25-year-old then touched on his friendship with Brown. “We’re having the time of our lives right now. We’re having so much fun at rehearsals and we are genuinely friends. So it’s nice to hang out outside.”

And while Bersten didn’t exactly shut down the chance of a future romance, he made it clear the dancing partners are currently focused on their work together.

“You know, whatever happens, happens,” he said. “We’re just focusing on dancing.”

Hannah Brown is doing ‘DWTS’ for herself, not to date Alan Bersten

Given Brown’s claim to fame came when she starred in ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, the reality star recognizes fans will always link her with romance. And while the insinuations may get frustrating at times, it seems she knows how to handle herself.

“Look, I’m so thankful for the opportunity I have now,” Brown told E! News. “But, the investment of my life that people have is through my relationships. So I think I would be stupid to think that that’s just gonna go away.”

That said, Brown also wants the public to know that she isn’t performing on DWTS for a man — she’s doing it all for herself.

“I’m really focused on the dancing right now,” she said. “I’ve been through a lot of relationships here lately. So I think it’s time to work on and do this for me.”

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Although it might dishearten fans to heart Brown and Bersten aren’t together because of their onstage chemistry during DWTS, we know Brown is flourishing in the entertainment landscape on her own accord. In an interview with Marie Claire, the former Bachelorette lead delved into life without a boyfriend. And yeah, we think she’s going to be just fine.

“I am totally okay on my own,” Brown said. “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. Welcome into my life.”

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