The Bachelorette's Tyler Cameron doesn't want to rush anything with Hannah Brown. Though Hannah had chosen Jed over Tyler during The Bachelorette's finale, the two ended up splitting, opening the door for a possible relationship between Hannah and Tyler.
This latest season was one of the most dramatic seasons in The Bachelorette history. After breaking the engagement to Jed, Hannah expressed that she needed to have someone she trusts and that she deserves better than someone who lies to her. Hannah spoke candidly about her ill-fated decision to choose Jed over Tyler, saying that she's currently focused on healing, while still remaining hopeful for the future. However, during the live portion of the season finale, Hannah was surprised as Tyler walked in and the pair came face-to-face for the first time since their last meeting. There was noticeable chemistry, and Hannah asked Tyler out for a drink, which he accepted.
As for Tyler, despite the breakup and being chosen second to Jed, he doesn't blame Hannah. He spoke to People, saying, "I will always love and care for that girl, and I will always be her biggest fan and biggest supporter." Hannah talked about the idea of trying things out in the real world with Tyler, saying, "Tyler will always have a place in my heart no matter what our relationship looks like. The feelings I developed for him were real and they don’t shut off instantly. And it’s hard to say [yet] what the future holds with him, or anyone else." Hannah even went to Instagram to post a picture of her and Tyler during one of their dates on their show. She wrote a long caption of how she appreciates her time on the show, but most importantly, she answered the burning questions on fans minds, saying, "Yes, the drink is happening. No, you’re not invited."
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Wow. Today was long and trying but I want to say thank you to all of the outlets who allowed me a platform to tell my story. The past few months have definitely been the hardest yet most fulfilling of my life. I opened my heart to love, and shared that experience with millions. I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs and as painful as it has been at times, I wouldn’t change it one bit. Did I make choices that hurt my heart? Absolutely. Have I become stronger through that hurt? You bet. I realized how strong of a woman I am, and how resilient I can be. My love story might not have been the one I would have initially written for myself; however, falling more in love with the woman I am at the end of this journey is something I’ll always look back on fondly. This is not my ending; it’s just my beginning. And to your burning questions: Yes, the drink is happening. No, you’re not invited. I’m really appreciative that Tyler has always had my back and supported me through all my decisions. He constantly encourages me to lean into the strong woman that I am. He’s a really good man, and I’m going to be his biggest fan in whatever makes him the happiest. roll tide.
Tyler also spoke very candidly about his feelings for Hannah, saying, "I cherish Hannah and value her and our friendship so much." Then he spoke about wanting to be friends before thinking about jumping back into a relationship, especially since Hannah couldn't even speak to interviewers without crying about how painful it was to call off the engagement to Jed. He said, "I don’t think it’s healthy for us to jump into anything right away. I think we need to be friends and see where life takes us," adding, "Whatever happens, happens."
As fans have known from the start of this latest season of The Bachelorette, Hannah has remained very outspoken about what she wants and more specifically what she doesn't want in a potential husband. The runner-up is obviously cautious about jumping into a relationship with Hannah - understandably so after being picked second - but there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel, whether things end romantically or not. It's possible that viewers who were pulling for Tyler could get a second chance at seeing this couple finally pursue a relationship outside of the fantasy that is The Bachelorette, but if they only end up staying friends, that's a happy ending, too.