Major spoilers for The Bachelorette ahead. Ohhhh boy. You guys, this season of The Bachelorette has officially gone off the rails. Thanks to our trusty spoiler source Reality Steve, we now have some intense news from Hannah Brown and Jed Wyatt's "journey" of of love. First, the news of engagement on the show. Then, a broken engagement, because Jed didn't tell the truth about the girls he was with before the show. Now...and don't read any further if you really don't want to be spoiled: The couple have broken up for good.
Holy crap. Hannah! You poor thing! Here's everything we know, as we all prepare for what might be the most dramatic "After the Final Rose" of all time (rumored to be a two-parter on July 29th and 30th, so grab the popcorn and nab a spot on the couch).
Jed told Hannah about his ex...but she didn't know all the details.
According to Reality Steve, Jed did tell Hannah about his ex, Haley, but he absolutely phrased it as an "ex" situation. Also, per Reality Steve, this was apparently after the couple got engaged, so kinda sneaky on the timing, there, Jed. So: hey, I had an ex before the show, but we broke up, no biggie. And then the truth came out: They weren't broken up before the show, and she wasn't the only girl Jed was hooking up with, according to Haley's exclusive with People.
Hannah has hinted how awful this realization was for her.
In an interview with ET, Hannah referenced the situation obliquely, "Well, my heart gets broken a lot for a lot of different reasons on this season...Of course, Luke breaks my heart, but my heart gets broken through all of this because of just learning and growing and putting my heart out there in the way that I did."
In other words, Hannah can't officially give anything away, but I think this is a solid hint that Jed broke Hannah's heart, too. I've said this before, but she's the person I feel the most sorry for in all of this.
"After the Final Rose" is going to dive into the drama.
Chris Harrison explained that he is going to "push" Jed for answers about his pre-show behavior on "After the Final Rose," and get his perspective on what happened with his now-ex-girlfriend Haley. Chris has, however, also insinuated that Jed's ex Haley might have shared her story publicly because she wants to be famous (??), so I feel that Chris might allow Jed to make excuses.
I'm somewhat cheered by the fact that Hannah will also be allowed to speak to her sadness and frustration about the Jed situation—basically, if rumors about the timing are correct, she found out about Jed's history, then swiftly called off the engagement. In other words, Jed's behavior crossed a line with her, and she won't tolerate that behavior no matter how he tries to justify it. My guess is that the producers got wind of the broken engagement news and absolutely asked/demanded to be a part of the final conversation, because...
The final breakup was filmed.
Yup. Apparently we're getting the footage during the second part of "After the Final Rose." That, and the "Men Tell All," is going to be absolutely bonkers. And I cannot wait to watch—after all the crazy rumors about Jed, watching him face the music is going to be epic (second only to the conversation in which Hannah boots Luke off the show. This season has really brought the crazy guy drama).
Hannah definitely telegraphed some...feelings about the situation.
Some intense feelings. Some breakup feelings—oh, you get it. Over the past couple days, we've gotten some very tangible hints that all is not perfect in Hannah's world.
To be fair, this one might have been in reference to last night's episode, but STILL.
Hooooo no you guys. Hannah is MAD.
Will Hannah get back together with Tyler Cameron?
We could have a whole Arie situation on our hands—although, as Reality Steve is keen to point out, Arie just changed his mind. Hannah's been put in this crummy situation, not of her own volition but by a bachelor lying to her. We know Tyler came in a very close second, so now it really just depends on what he wants—Reality Steve has no news yet, but you can guarantee he's watching out for signs of spoilers. Is Tyler more interested in getting back together with Hannah, or would he rather be The Bachelor? It's probably his to lose at this point, if he wants it. There's more drama to come, you guys, and it is going to be so, so watchable.
Jed has commented in a very vague way since the news broke.
He hasn't addressed the news of his pre-show girlfriend, or that other girl he was maybe hooking up with, or the broken engagement, or the breakup (to be fair, he probably can't address the last two, contractually). But he did post on Instagram about his last aired date with Hannah with some, uh, pointed words in defense of Hannah.
"Hands down one of the best days I’ve ever had," he writes. "Also, [Hannah] is the strongest in a lot of ways (especially arm wrestling). Let’s focus on that and spreading actual love." So this, on the surface, could be about Hannah's response to being attacked for speaking honestly about her physical relationships. But I wonder if that "spreading love" part also might pertain to him and some of the hate he's getting. As in, let's not spread hate to Hannah OR me and concentrate on other stuff. I doubt very much anyone's going to have any sympathy for him during "After the Final Rose," though.
Hannah did not like the post, even though she was tagged in it—which, you know, makes sense.
Jed later said he couldn't talk about anything in detail but he asked the abuse of him and his family to stop:
Obviously, attacks on a show contestant are not okay, regardless of how you feel about a person's behavior. I do still think, though, that the criticism of Jed is still warranted. I suspect he is going to get dragged, hard, in "After the Final Rose," unless he makes a full-on apology to everyone, including Hannah and Haley.
Hannah gave us another big hint about the post-show drama.
She's been live-tweeting the episodes on Twitter, and when the Jed hometown date was being shown, she only had this to say:
If you'll recall, Jed's mom made a toast: "When you stick to the truth, it’s beneficial to everyone!" Which has alllll kinds of layered meaning, given the above. If we read Hannah's tweet as sarcasm, and I think we can, this is just a tiny taste of what we can expect once she finally gets to sit down and tell her side of the story in all this. (Jed, meanwhile, stopped tweeting weeks ago.)
To be fair, Hannah also thanked the Wyatts and other families for opening their homes. I'm sort of sensing a theme here—Hannah's being very PC on Instagram, but she lets some of her real feelings show on Twitter.
The on-screen drama is going to be epic, you guys.
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