‘The Bachelorette’: Do Hannah Brown and Caelynn Miller-Keyes Get Along Now?

Hannah Brown and Caelynn Miller-Keyes have quite the history. America was first introduced to the pair on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor. Both women competed for Colton’s heart, but The Bachelor wasn’t the first competition the women had participated in at the same time. Caelynn was awarded first runner-up at Miss USA while Hannah B. didn’t make the top 15. The two also lived together for a time during their pageant days, thickening the plot.

Colton and Caelynn | Josh Vertucci via Getty Images
Colton and Caelynn | Josh Vertucci via Getty Images

Caelynn was shown telling Colton and the camera that Hannah B. was jealous and “mad she didn’t place.” Hannah was shown telling Colton and the camera that Caelynn was manipulative.

An inside look at the pageant drama

When the Caelynn/Hannah B. drama first started airing, Vulture did a little digging into the former pageant participants’ pasts.

The publication spoke to Austin Ryde, a makeup artist and photographer who personally knows Caelynn from her Miss USA days. Austin seems to believe Hannah Brown’s side of things.  

“When Miss USA was over, Caelynn came to stay with me and my girlfriend in Los Angeles,” said Austin. “She had just gotten a text from Hannah, which I saw. I can’t recall the exact wording, but the general idea of the text was Caelynn made it a very difficult time for Hannah at Miss USA, and Hannah, in a very nice but direct way, said, Congratulations, you placing so high is a huge deal, but I need you to know you weren’t a nice person and not very positive, and that took away from my experience. That was the falling out.”

Austin went on to tell the publication that Hannah Brown did a good job of describing Caelynn’s personality when she’s off camera.

“I never met Hannah, but the way Hannah describes Caelynn is exactly how I would describe her,” he said.

Another Miss USA contestant who wished to remain anonymous seemed to agree with Austin, according to Vulture.

“One is genuine and completely herself, and the other is manipulative.”

By the end of their time on The Bachelor, the two seemed to more or less let their past feud go. They weren’t best friends by any means, but they agreed to stop talking about it at the very least.

Do Caelynn and Hannah get along today?

The two definitely haven’t gone on a friendship retreat since the end of The Bachelor. And now that Hannah Brown’s The Bachelorette, she’s probably not wasting much mental energy on Caelynn.

After the “Women Tell All” episode of Colton’s season, ET asked Hannah Brown about her relationship with Caelynn.

Upon being asked, “Do you think Caelynn is a genuine person?” Hannah just about lost her composure, letting out a little laugh before pulling herself together.

“I think that Caelynn has done a lot of great things in her life and has gone through things that I can’t even imagine and has really done a lot of great things during her time at The Bachelor and has really inspired a lot of people. And I commend her for that, but after our relationship ended I can’t really speak about anything other than that,” she replied.

Based on that answer, it’s safe to say the two don’t speak anymore. Their “relationship ended.” So there you have it: the feud is over, but so is the friendship.

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