When Bachelorettes start out on their journeys to find love, most of them are optimistic and starry-eyed about the potential matches on the horizon. Typically, they are coming directly off of a season of The Bachelor where they got their hearts broken and have a sob story sad enough to make all of America root for them to find love.
But as the show goes on, the Bachelorettes eventually realize that being the lead isn’t as easy or fun as it looks on television.
Having trouble choosing who you want to be with is pretty par for the course on the show, but Hannah Brown has struggled with more than just choosing a lover this season. In fact, according to her, she’s had issues pretty much every step of the way.
Brown doubted she would fall in love
“I don’t know if I will [get there],” she said on an episode halfway through the season. “I see that there are relationships here that like, really could be it for me. But I’m not going to settle and just go into something if it’s not where it needs to be.”
She even thought about quitting.
“I have really lost a lot of hope, but I’m still holding onto knowing that there has got to be good that comes out of this,” she continued. “It’s hard, but I don’t give up. I’m going to complain about it… but I’m going to see this thing through until the end.”
Is Brown the most negative Bachelorette?
While it may seem like Brown is always saying negative things about her time as the Bachelorette, things do turn around for her.
In an interview with Extra, she revealed that she actually is happy now.
“I am happy,” she said after filming wrapped. “I am so happy. Were there moments that were hard for me? Absolutely. Was this journey what I expected it to be? Absolutely not. But sitting here now I can say that I’m so happy for everything that’s happened and came out the other side alive and stronger.”
At the time, she was excited for the future.
“I’m really excited,” she continued. “I think I have so many emotions right now because we did just finish filming and ya’ll are just getting to see what I went through months ago. But I’m excited about it. I am super happy about how my journey went and I’m happy about the bad times too because it made me grow and it made me learn and really push myself.”
So, while it may seem like Brown is always being a negative Nancy, it’s just her processing her feelings out loud.
Rumors that Brown has broken off her engagement
Unfortunately for Brown, her happy ending doesn’t seem to stay that way. Reality Steve has reported that the former beauty queen has already broken off her engagement.
“I can confirm that Hannah broke off her engagement earlier this week,” Reality Steve tweeted recently. “They are still ‘together,’ but the engagement is off. This isn’t a ‘don’t ever talk to me again’ from what I’m being told, but it’s also not all rainbows and daffodils either…”