If you found yourself slightly confused by WTF went down between Peter Weber and Hannah Ann Sluss on The Bachelor finale last night, you're not alone: Hannah Ann is, too.
"I don't know exactly what happened," Hannah Ann says on the latest episode of the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast. "Nothing really surprises me about Peter."
The Bachelor winner—I mean, seriously, Hannah Ann won the night—sat down with Bachelorette alums and podcast hosts Becca Kufrin and Rachel Lindsay as soon as she was done confronting Peter on After The Final Rose, and she's spilling some interesting insight on the timeline that led to their breakup.
They got engaged the week before Thanksgiving.
The two got engaged on the final day of filming, which Hannah Ann says was the week before Thanksgiving. Before Peter's Bachelor season premiered in the first week of January, Hannah Ann says her then-fiancé "downplayed his feelings" toward de facto runner-up Madison Prewett and assured her that all his exes were in the past. "He always made sure to reassure me that I was his person, that I was the love of his life, and that he was always going to choose me," she says. But "as the season started to roll, things weren't adding up."
Peter asked to talk to Hannah Brown in early January.
In the beginning of January, Peter told Hannah Ann that he wanted to reach out to another ex, former Bachelorette Hannah Brown, and get closure—a moment that Hannah Ann alluded to on After The Final Rose. "He tried to convince me that I should feel comfortable with that, and I'm like, 'We're engaged!'" Hannah Ann explains.
And from Hannah Ann's perspective, she wasn't totally sure about the state of Peter and Hannah B.'s relationship when that all went down. "Listen, I wasn't on that group date with him and Hannah Brown," she says. "I had not seen that episode of them all cozy-cozy, up on a couch, him crying, and her possibly coming back in the house. I had no idea! Like, none. And so when he brought that up, I'm like, 'Wait, what? I knew she came back in the season, but can you explain more?'"
Hannah Ann says that was "the first red flag" in her engagement to Peter. "This is something that I feel like, you don't seem like you're ready for any kind of commitment, let alone an engagement," she says. "And I was questioning my own self, because he was trying to convince me that that was something that he needed. And I'm like, 'I don't quite feel settled with that.'"
A week after that, Peter broke up with Hannah Ann in Los Angeles.
The following week, Hannah Ann was set to visit Peter in Los Angeles, and she knew things weren't quite right between them. She says he told her (AND her parents!) that he was working through "unresolved issues" as the show began airing.
"I'm like, 'What unresolved issues? I'm by your side. I gave you my word to be by your side,'" Hannah Ann says. "His unresolved issues were having to watch back the show—again, he completely downplayed it, completely. And when I showed up to the breakup, that was the very first time I heard him say, 'I can't give you my full heart.'"
The on-camera breakup was especially blindsiding for Hannah Ann because she had straight-up asked Peter before her arrival if he was going to dump her—and she thought everything was going to be okay. "I said, 'Hey, if you're wanting to end things, can you give me a little bit of a heads up? I'll be fine, trust me,'" she says. "We actually had talked that morning [and decided] that we weren't going to break up, that we were going to work through it."
While Peter may have gotten more confused watching his season of The Bachelor, Hannah Ann says seeing everything play out on TV has actually given her the clarity she needed to get over him. "I'm able to see how he is consistently indecisive and confused, and who wants to be with that? That doesn't make me secure in being with him," she says. "It's really helped me move forward, because I know I deserve more than someone just half loving me. I deserve someone who's going to give me 100 percent."
Say it louder for the people in the back, Hannah Ann! 👏
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