‘The Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown Grills Jed Wyatt After Engagement About Other Relationships
During Tuesday’s finale of The Bachelorette, Jed Wyatt proposed to Hannah Brown with an intimate concert, but it didn’t go as planned.
In a battle between Tyler Cameron and Wyatt, Wyatt was ultimately the one Brown chose. However, like Chris Harrison said, “unfortunately, that’s not where this journey ends.”
It has been reported that Wyatt headed to film the reality television series while he was in a serious relationship with a woman named Haley Stevens. He claimed that he intended on going only to promote his music career.
The singer-songwriter provided texts, pictures and a love letter to Stevens the night before he left.
“Haley, you’re truly an amazing person,” the letter read. “Someday we will be thankful for all of this. You know where my heart will be. See you at the dock, J.”
In an interview with E! News, Stevens said Wyatt cut off contact with her after he returned from filming and never ended the relationship.
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Brown learned about the betrayal and explained her thoughts in the finale.
“The first thought that went through my head was, this is it. He is so real with me and I’m so real with him, and that’s what I wanted from the very start,” she said while videos of them being together played. “With Jed, I was so happy because I thought I was getting this person that I can spend my life with who was sweet and sincere and honest, and that’s not been the case.”
Brown also revealed that the second night after the engagement, Wyatt told her that he had been dating a girl up until a week before the show. She asked if they broke it off and he claimed that he did, as well as saying that the relationship was “nothing.”
“It was hard to hear, but I tried to let that go,” Brown said. “And then a few weeks later I get news that there is a People magazine article that was out, and I start reading it, and it was not the same story that I was told. The article said that he didn’t really end the relationship before he came here,” she continued. “The extent of that and what was withheld from me after I’ve already said yes is not ok. Jed has muddied the waters of our future together, and it’s not what I thought I said yes to.”
Brown then said, “I love the person I got engaged to. I don’t know how I feel about this person.”
The episode then shows Wyatt knocking on the door. After a moment of silence, Brown said, “why did you wait so long to tell me, or not even to tell me, to let me find out what actually happened?”
Wyatt explained that he started hanging out with Stevens in October 2018, but he “didn’t feel like it was an exclusive thing” because he was “dating around” and just “going out with [his] friends.”
He further talked about how he and Stevens had no label, despite going out to dinner together, watching a movie, sleeping together, and also taking a trip together where they stayed in a cabin. On the way back from the cabin they stopped to meet his parents.
Stevens also threw him a surprise birthday party and her parents gifted the two a trip to the Bahamas.
“Three days before we leave, I got asked if I’d be interested in the show,” Wyatt said. “She’s obviously sad but also like, excited, and I was thrown off because I think it’s kind of like not logical to hang out with somebody who is considering doing a dating show.”
He then said, “To me, I ended it in my heart and not verbally.”
Brown also heard that the night she had been with him in Nashville, there were two girls in his apartment who he claimed he didn’t know. Yet, he still threw them in the pool and never mentioned it to her.
“I know what I want. I’ve been doing all the things to be prepared for this. I was so, like, in the right place for it, and so it sucks. And now to know this, it’s like…how could you ever be ready to be engaged? Like, what? I’ve been doing all the freaking steps and like, know what I wanted,” Brown said. “There’s just a lot that does feel like it’s like career, and being noticed, and it feels like it’s like using me, our relationship, for that.”
When Brown returned after going outside, she found Wyatt begging her to tell him what he needed to change.
“What you could do and what I would need is 100% honesty,” she explained to Wyatt. She then asked him what his thoughts were when he heard that she had thrown out Scott for talking to a girl on Monday.
“I didn’t have a girlfriend though. Like to me, that didn’t feel like a relationship,” Wyatt said. “But now when I look back, yeah, it was a sh*tty thing to do, and I should have walked up and said something right then and there, and I didn’t. I should have said something at the fantasy suite, but once that started happening and I started seeing how I was feeling about you, I couldn’t think of anything else,” he continued to say. “You were it. The reason I held back details that I did is because I was scared that if I told you, you would walk away from me. And that’s the most coward thing to hear, but that’s just the truth. And I’m so not proud of it. In turns, me pulling it back has now put me in this position.”
Brown corrected him by saying, “Us, it’s not just you.”
She also explained that she didn’t like how he told his friends that he “won” instead of saying he was happily engaged.
Wyatt asked for “grace and patience,” but Hannah said, “I can be mad and I can be upset but I do have grace for you. But also this…doesn’t mean the same thing. That’s not what I said yes to.”
Brown then chose Cameron.
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