Hannah Brown of the Bachelorette may have found something to fill her schedule now that she’s done handing out roses.
According to Us Weekly, multiple sources have confirmed that the former ‘Bachelorette’ will be putting on her dancing shoes for season 28 of Dancing with the Stars.
The ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Instagram page teased Hannah’s involvement on the upcoming season in a post earlier this week with part of a black and white photo of a woman and a caption mentioning “love.”
“We’d LOVE to tell you who this is… But we’re going to make you wait a few more days. Any guesses? #DWTS,” the caption read.
After seeing the post, many ‘Bachelorette’ fans began to speculate that Hannah was the mysterious cast member pictured, with some pointing out the reality star’s hand freckles that matched the woman in the photo.
The news of Hannah possibly joining ‘Dancing with the Stars’ comes a week after the star shared with fans on Instagram that she was struggling in her post-‘Bachelorette’ life.
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Honest policy: I’m struggling. Life is so different. Since last August, I’ve been a pageant queen, a bachelor contestant, and the Bachelorette. I’ve been in love with multiple people, I got engaged, I broke off an engagement, and I shared it all with millions of people. My faith has been questioned by thousands who don’t know my heart, and my transparency with my decisions has labeled me promiscuous. Simultaneously, I’ve become a role model for young women and started bigger conversations around faith, and sex. // I’m living on my own for the first time and shuffling through this life of next steps with press, media, and opportunities galore. I miss my friends and family who have watched my life explode. I feel guilty because I don’t have the time or emotional capacity to fill each of them in on my life right now. I can’t keep up with the people who matter most, because I can barely keep up with my own life right now. // I am not complaining about this past year of adventures. The woman who has emerged would shock the mirror-image young girl from a year ago. I have so many blessings to be thankful for. However it’s uncharted territory for me, and it’s been hard to really process what the heck is going on. // Maybe I needed write this out to remind myself I’m human and it’s okay to be overwhelmed. And maybe, I just needed to remind you guys too. Life is beautiful, but wild. I think it’s okay to be strong-to know you’re strong-but to still feel weak simultaneously. I believe that’s when the magic happens. My spirit has opportunity to grow and blossom from this place. Healing and restoration can happen. I can rest knowing that My Savior has compassion and wants to help and love me through this journey. I’ve just got to let Him. I don’t know if I have been lately— but I am now because honestly, I think I would give out if I didn’t. So yeah, I’m not going to struggle to disguise my weakness— I’m just gonna give over the keys to my main man Jesus and let him bless me through this ride. Isaiah 54:10
“I’m struggling. Life is so different,” she wrote. “Since last August, I’ve been a pageant queen, a bachelor contestant, and the Bachelorette. I’ve been in love with multiple people, I got engaged, I broke off an engagement, and I shared it all with millions of people.”
Hannah—- whose ‘Bachelorette’ run ended with an engagement to Jed Wyatt, who was later revealed to have had a girlfriend back at home the entire time—- went on to say that she missed her friends and family but could “barely keep up with” her own life at the moment.
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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.
“I miss my friends and family that have watched my life explode,” she said. “I feel guilty because I don’t have the time or emotional capacity to fill each of them in on my life right now. I can’t keep up with the people that matter most, because I can barely keep up with my own life right now.”
Despite her unhappiness, it appears that Hannah— like many ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelorette’ leads who came before her— is more than willing to strap on her dancing shoes for a shot at a little more reality TV fame.
Season 28 of ’Dancing with the Stars’ premieres Monday, Sept. 16 on ABC.
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