Hannah starred on Season 15 of The Bachelorette last year. Although she got engaged to aspiring country singer Jed Wyatt during the finale, she dumped him about five weeks after filming ended because Jed had lied about the extent of a relationship he was in prior to competing for her heart.
And in September 2019, Hannah showed up on Peter's season of The Bachelor while it was filming and she was competing on Dancing with the Stars' 28th season.
As shown in the first two episodes of The Bachelor's 24th season, Hannah had lingering feelings for Peter, her third-place finisher on The Bachelorette. She therefore had an emotional breakdown over mistakes she had made in the past and how she let a great guy like Peter slip through her fingers.
"You get to see the good, the bad and the ugly in Hannah and that's a rare thing in any human being," Chris told Us of the Alabama native.
Hannah essentially asked Peter for a second chance on The Bachelor, and while Peter still had unresolved feelings for the former beauty pageant queen, the pilot ultimately chose to leave the past behind him and move forward with his then-remaining 22 bachelorettes.
(Following Monday night's episode, 19 women are still in the running for Peter's heart on the show).
"The reason I think he and Hannah got along so well and probably love each other so much is they share that trait of being brutally honest," reasoned Chris, who admitted producers were initially scared about their reunion in case Peter decided to quit being the Bachelor and return home with Hannah.
Chris explained that Bachelor Nation and fans everywhere "embrace" and "relate to" how real and genuine Hannah seems to be. After all, she didn't seem to care mascara was running down her face as she cried to Peter.
However, Hannah already had her shot at finding love on the franchise, with Chris telling Us, "Do people want to see it again? I don't know. I guess we'll see what Bachelor Nation thinks."
And viewers are just starting to warm up to Peter's beautiful and intelligent lineup of ladies -- many of whom will end up being options for the next The Bachelorette star as well.
Chris confirmed producers are currently discussing who will be The Bachelorette's next leading lady as preparations for the upcoming sixteenth season have already begun.
"Talks are going but we'll see," Chris told the magazine on Sunday, adding there's no specific woman he's rooting or hoping for just yet.
"The debate goes on -- the debate is always going on!"
Hannah Ann Sluss received the First Impression Rose and won a competition in which eight women were asked to walk a runway for Revolve and strut their stuff. However, she's been feuding with the emotional Kelsey, who accused Hannah Ann of being a bully.
Victoria F. received the group-date rose following the runway show for pushing herself out of her comfort zone and exuding a quiet confidence, and Madison touched Peter's heart by fitting in with his family at his parents' vow-renewal ceremony.
As for Kelley, she happened to meet Peter at a California hotel about a month before filming began for The Bachelor, so she and Peter determined they had chemistry right off the bat.
The Bachelor will continue to air on Monday nights at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
To read spoilers for the rest of Peter's season, including his Final 2 bachelorettes and engagement details, click here.