Hannah Brown Opens Up About A Past Relationship She Outgrew

It’s funny to think about Hannah Brown’s love life before The Bachelorette, before every ounce of her romantic private life became of interest to the public.

Hannah Brown | Leon Bennett/WireImage
Hannah Brown | Leon Bennett/WireImage

But before she got engaged to and broke up with Jed Wyatt, Brown had other relationships.

Hannah Brown thinks there’s nothing wrong with ending a relationship you outgrew

In a recent Q&A she did with Elle, Brown answered fan questions about sticky dating situations.

In her answer to one question, Brown opened up about a past relationship she outgrew.

“I’ve been with my partner since college and things have… changed. We’re not in a bad place, but I know he’s not the one for me. How do I call it quits?” asked a fan.

“I actually had this happen with me in a previous relationship. I dated a guy forever and it wasn’t that it was a bad relationship but we had just been through a lot. All breakups are not based on a falling out or a fight or because some situation ended the relationship,” Brown responded.

She continued: “It can be that you have outgrown each other, have gone different ways and want different things. There’s really nothing wrong with that. I think what’s wrong with that is ignoring it. You’re actually doing a disservice to each other not having that conversation that you don’t want to be a couple because down the road you’re miserable.”

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Another fan asked the reality star if it’s possible to stay friends with an ex after an amicable breakup. Brown’s skeptical.

“I think you can support each other. If you’ve had those really deep conversations and have been so intimate with each other, I think when you’re moving forward with somebody else it’s going to be really hard for them to understand that and for your feelings to not be confused. But I don’t think there’s anything wrong with still being supportive of each other. But as far as being besties who text. I don’t think that’s going to be helpful for anybody involved,” she responded.

Another fan of the former bachelorette’s asked what to do “when you like someone but you know they like someone else.”

Brown believes “it’s always important to shoot your shot.”

“What if they knew you liked them and they would have some interest? You know, you never know if you’re not honest with how you feel with yourself and with that other person. But if they still want to pursue somebody else then I think that’s your time to know that you’re worth somebody wanting to completely pursue you and you need to focus on yourself and wait for somebody that will be all-in,” she responded.

“I think it’s really important to let other people know how you’re feeling and then that kind of gives them the opportunity to asses how they’re feeling too. If it’s not the same, then that’s when you know timing’s not right or it’s not the right person,” Brown added.

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