Peter Weber reach out to former The Bachelorette star Hannah Brown “for closure” after his The Bachelor engagement to Hannah Ann Sluss in Australia late last year, according to Hannah Ann.
Viewers witnessed a brutal breakup during Tuesday night’s The Bachelor finale in which Peter called off his engagement to Hannah Ann because he didn’t feel he could give his fiancee his whole heart.
Not only was Peter wrestling with lingering feelings for Madison Prewett — who was Peter’s first choice but quit The Bachelor before the Final Rose Ceremony when it was filmed in mid-November — but he allegedly still wasn’t over Hannah Brown!
“Peter, we’ve been through a lot together, and I should’ve really picked up on the first red flag that you gave to me, was when you wanted to reach out to Hannah Brown to find closure with her,” Hannah Ann revealed on the finale when she and Peter were reunited live onstage.
“So really, looking back on it, our engagement involved three women — me, you still being in love with Madison and proposing to me, and you needing closure with Hannah Brown.”
She added, “I was completely blindsided. Word of advice: If you want to be with a woman, you need to become a real man.”
Hannah Brown made two appearances on Peter’s The Bachelor season.
In addition to stepping out of a limo on Night 1 to return the wings Peter had gifted her when they first met on The Bachelorette 15, Hannah Brown also hosted a group date for Peter, which went totally awry when the Bachelor discovered Hannah Brown backstage crying over their failed relationship.
Peter essentially asked Hannah Brown to join his cast of bachelorettes because they clearly still had intense chemistry, but Hannah Brown seemed to suggest they should just take off together. (She was also competing on Dancing with the Stars at the time).
Following an emotional and very touchy-feely conversation, Peter decided to part ways with Hannah Brown once and for all in order to give his season of ladies a fair chance.
But Peter still canceled the day portion of that group date in the January 13 episode because he confessed he wasn’t in the right headspace to date multiple women after his reunion with Hannah Brown.
Peter told Us Weekly in January he “totally understood” his bachelorettes’ frustrations with Hannah Brown’s return, claiming at the time he was “just as frustrated” Hannah Brown stole the show — “if not more.”
But Peter isn’t with Hannah Ann or Hannah Brown right now. Instead, he has reconciled with Madison and is trying to make that relationship work despite his family’s disapproval.
On Tuesday night’s The Bachelor finale, Peter was convinced he had found “true love” with Hannah Ann, and so he proposed marriage to her.
“I know what I have with Hannah Ann, and that’s true love. I’ve put her through a lot, but the love you find with your person is stronger than anything… and now I see that I’ve found that person,” Peter said in a confessional.
“She gives me so much confidence that that love I’ve always wanted truly does exist, and right now, it just feels real and right with Hannah Ann.”
Hannah Ann accepted the engagement ring, but she was having mixed emotions the morning of the Final Rose Ceremony after Peter confessed his heart was being pulled in two different directions.
Hannah Ann was desperate for validation at the time and tired of giving everything she had to Peter when she was receiving so little in return.