Brooklyn is a 25-year-old Texas native who currently resides in Oklahoma. She was one of four women who got to meet Zach early on The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose in September, but she did not receive "America's First Impression Rose."
Brooklyn received a romantic one-on-one date with Zach earlier in the season, and Zach complimented her on being a sweet, compassionate, tough and battle-tested woman.
Zach seems to like how Brooklyn speaks her mind and is unapologetically herself.
Brooklyn, in turn, said she has "all the feels" for Zach. She felt like the only girl in the world when she was with him, and Brooklyn gushed about how she never felt that way about a man before and could "definitely see Zach as [her] future husband."
Brooklyn hasn't had the easiest path when it comes to relationships
Prior to appearing on The Bachelor, Brooklyn had been in a long-term toxic relationship that began with emotional abuse.
Brooklyn recalled being "a shell of myself" during that romance, which eventually escalated into physical abuse and a terrible six years for Brooklyn.
"I was not myself," Brooklyn explained. "And I woke up one day and was like, 'No, this can't define me.' I truly believe that if I wouldn't have just [woken] up and got out, I can literally guarantee I would not be sitting here right now."
Brooklyn recalled how one night, her ex-boyfriend knocked her out and she woke up to police nearby. She called her involvement in such an abusive relationship "embarrassing."
Brooklyn now believes that she deserves so much more than that, a man who will care for her and reciprocate her love in a tender and meaningful way.
Brooklyn speaks out about her shocking past on social media
Brooklyn recently reposted a fan's compilation of moments Brooklyn had with Zach during their one-on-one date in The Bahamas on The Bachelor.
"I am so overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support from everyone," Brooklyn wrote in her Instagram Stories on February 14.
"It does not go unnoticed and it is more appreciated than anyone will ever know."
Jesse Palmer called Brooklyn's past abuse "heartbreaking"
After Brooklyn and Zach's one-on-one date aired on The Bachelor, Jesse tweeted about Brooklyn's former relationship that left her a shell of herself, and he praised Brooklyn for her strength.
"Heartbreaking to hear Brooklyn talk about her past relationship," he tweeted in February. "She is so strong, courageous and deserving of love and happiness."