‘DWTS’: Hannah Brown and Partner Alan Bersten Finally Address Those Romance Rumors — Kind Of

Former Bachelorette, Hannah Brown, didn’t end her season with “the one.” It doesn’t matter because Dancing With the Stars fans think Brown found “him” while dancing. Rumors about potential love interests on the DWTS dance floor aren’t new, it’s best to hear the truth straight from the source.

BFF Demi Burnett warned Hannah not to date ‘DWTS’ partner Alan Bersten

Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten
Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ | Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images

Leave it to the besties to set you straight. Brown’s friend and Bachelor alum, Demi Burnett, sat down with former Bachelor, Nick Viall, for his podcast Viall Files to discuss Brown’s DWTS journey.

“I know that she’s nervous but she’s so excited. Whenever shes out there, she’s having so much fun, which helps her nerves,” Burnett said. “I think her partner is really good for her.”

Viall followed up by asking if Burnett thought Brown and BErsten had chemistry.

“I don’t know!” she exclaimed. “I told her, ‘Don’t s**t where you eat.’ You know?”

She continued, “I don’t want anyone putting all that pressure on her. I feel like everyone is like, ‘Ooh, they’re gonna fall for each other?’ Who knows!”

Viall said he knew there’d be dating rumors because Brown is single and Bersten is “currently the hot, single professional.” He added ABC is likely hoping there “would be some connection” between the teammates.

Demi concluded, “On The Bachelorette, we accidentally gave her a really crappy fiancé so let’s give her a hot and single dance partner on Dancing With the Stars!”

Alan Bersten gave Hannah Brown a striptease at a bachelorette party

In a People exclusive clip ahead of Monday night’s episode, maid-of-honor, Brown (and Bersten) give Brown’s best friend, Olivia, and her bridesmaids a preview of their Rumba to the theme of Bridesmaids the movie.

The clip shows the bachelorette party later that night. There’s even a special guest: Bersten, dressed as a cop (of course). All involved are shocked and excited as he says he’s responding to a “noise complaint.”

Bersten removes his sunglasses. “There isn’t enough noise,” he says before stripping off his uniform.

If Brown and Bersten aren’t dating, the video packages for DWTS sure don’t help the rumors. That’s the point, right?

Hannah Brown addresses those ‘DWTS’ dating rumors in the most ‘Hannah’ way possible

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While having dinner with Brown, Bersten hosted a Q&A on his Instagram. Of all the questions he received, the one that caught Brown’s attention the fastest is whether the two are “a thing.”

“Yeah, we’re a thing,” Brown joked. “Team Alabama Hannah!”

So, that doesn’t exactly clear things up, but maybe that’s the way the two want it – for now. We’ll keep you posted.

Dancing With the Stars airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.