'The Bachelorette' spoilers: Hannah Brown's winner, runner-up pick, Final 3 bachelors -- and why ABC has filmed a shocking post-show update with Hannah's winning pick!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/08/2019
The Bachelorette spoilers reveal what's in store on the rest of Hannah Brown's 2019 season of The Bachelorette -- including her Final 3 bachelors, runner-up pick and winning bachelor, as well as the shocking new spoiler about why ABC has had to film a post-finale update with Hannah and her winner pick.
[Bachelorette Spoilers Warning: Stop reading now unless you want to read episode-by-episode details of Hannah Brown's 2019 The Bachelorette season, including who Hannah Brown picked as her winner and ended up with at the end of The Bachelorette's 2019 season, who finished as her runner-up and Final 3 bachelors, and a shocking new spoiler about Hannah's current status with her. winning pick].
Hannah sent Connor packing during a late-night visit to her hotel room.
Although Connor admitted he was falling for Hannah, her feelings didn't match up and she struggled to envision a future with him. It seemed the couple just didn't receive enough time together.
Mike was eliminated before the dinner portion of his one-on-one date in Amsterdam, and finally, Garrett failed to receive a rose during a three-on-one date with Luke Parker and Peter Weber.
Hannah's Final 4 suitors are therefore Jed Wyatt, a 25-year-old from Nashville, TN; Luke, a 24-year-old from Gainesville, GA; Peter, a 27-year-old from Westlake Village, CA; and Tyler Cameron, a 26-year-old from Jupiter, FL.
Peter, Tyler and Jed were shocked to see that Luke earned a rose given he's been the center of drama all season long; however, Hannah saw a different side to Luke when he opened up about a spiritual awakening he had in college.
Will Luke steal Hannah's heart now that group dates are over and drama will subside, or will Hannah end up choosing one of her other three bachelors, who have apparently become good friends?
According to previews for an upcoming episode, it looks like Hannah and Luke's relationship is going to come to a dramatic end.
After Hannah rejected three men in the Netherlands, she headed to different cities in America to meet the families of her Final 4 bachelors.
Hannah's "spirit and optimism" will be tested as she gets to know each man's family, according to ABC.
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, the men's hometown dates began filming on April 20, starting with Luke's family visit in Georgia.
Hannah will apparently see a kind, humble side of Luke when he's surrounded by his friends and community in Gainesville, GA.
"She sees the good in this complicated man. He also gets a powerful wake-up call seeing Hannah with his family. Will it be enough for this couple to continue on?" ABC teased in a press release for the new episode.
According to ABC, the upcoming episode will feature Peter's date first, followed by Tyler, Luke and finally Jed.
Carbone initially tweeted on May 7 that Luke finished the season in third place and was eliminated after Hannah's three overnight dates.
But subsequent information from Carbone's sources told him differently. Carbone therefore revealed on May 11 his initial spoiler was wrong and Luke actually got sent home in fourth place.
Carbone had previously speculated The Bachelorette producers attempted to prevent spoilers for this 2019 season by flying the fourth-place bachelor to Greece (where the season's overnight Fantasy Suite dates took place) with the remaining bachelors and production team to keep him out of the public eye.
This move would have prevented the fourth-place finisher from going on social media upon returning home and accidentally revealing his placement.
As a result, Carbone wasn't entirely sure which guy went home in fourth place, but he assumed Luke had "definitely made the Final 3" because photos and videos of Luke and Hannah enjoying a one-on-one date in Greece had surfaced on the Internet in early May.
But according to Carbone's May 20 blog posting, what actually happened was Hannah couldn't choose between her Final 4 suitors so she just opted to eliminate no one.
The network all but confirmed Hannah decided to keep all four guys around longer in its press release.
"[Hannah] struggles with her final decision, but what happens at the Rose Ceremony makes Bachelor franchise history on The Bachelorette," ABC shared.
Hannah's decision to not eliminate anyone after the hometown dates meant all four remaining bachelors traveled to Greece and were expected to receive overnight dates with Hannah even though a typical The Bachelorette season only features three overnight Fantasy Suite dates.
However, Luke's overnight date -- which was the last one to take place -- was a bust, according to Carbone.
"On [Luke Parker's] overnight, something happened, [and] she sent Luke home before the actual overnight portion. So Luke is actually [No. 4]," Carbone tweeted.
As shown in an extended season trailer that aired following Episode 6 of The Bachelorette, Luke apparently sex shames Hannah on their date.
In the Season 15 trailer for The Bachelorette, Luke was shown sitting down with Hannah and proceeding to tell her that if she had sex with other bachelors, he wouldn't be interested in pursuing their relationship any further.
Luke broached the conversation about intimacy in a very blunt and direct manner, which Hannah seemed to appreciate at first.
"Let's talk about sex," Luke said before flashing Hannah a huge smile while the pair appeared to be at dinner.
"Okay," Hannah noted, also smiling big.
"And how marriage and the bed should be kept pure," Luke said in the clip. "Let's say you have had sex with one or multiple of these guys, I would be wanting to go home."
Hannah subsequently vented in apparent interview, "You don't get to decide what I can and can't do because you don't own me."
But Luke's mid-date departure in a van still wasn't the end of Luke. He reportedly returned and made an appearance at the subsequent Rose Ceremony.
"Luke shows up to the final 3 rose ceremony to talk to [Hannah], but nothing changes," Carbone reported.
The extended season trailer that aired at the end of Episode 6 showed Chris Harrison appearing to come to Hannah before a Rose Ceremony and tell her one of her eliminated bachelors had returned with an engagement ring and intended to propose to The Bachelorette star.
"This is gonna change everything, because he went out and got a ring, he demanded to see you -- he is fully convinced that you are his wife, that you are The One," The Bachelorette host told Hannah.
"He has a ring in his pocket right now... he is ready to propose to you."
Hannah was then shown crying and saying she was "obviously struggling."
"Things would have been so different if he wasn't here," she said.
According to Carbone, the returning bachelor was Luke, however viewers should not expect to ever see an actual engagement ring when The Bachelorette episode airs on ABC.
Nor, Carbone claims, did Luke go out and get a ring on his own as Chris is shown suggesting to Hannah.
"The person Chris is referring to is Luke P.," Carbone wrote in a June 18 blog posting.
"Chris' convo with Hannah is about Luke, but it's very shady in how itâ€™s presented. All I can tell you is that you'll never see a ring, no ring was ever bought by Luke, he was given a ring by production for God knows what reason, but he never proposes to Hannah."
"Luke comes back to talk to Hannah the next day after she lets him go during their overnight date, but it goes nowhere, he never proposes, and she still sends him home. The preview was very misleading, per usual."
After Luke -- who had received Hannah's First Impression Rose -- was eliminated, Hannah then reportedly cut Peter at the subsequent Rose Ceremony, which filmed on May 5.
According to Carbone, Hannah actually picked Jed and Hannah and Jed got engaged at the season's final Rose Ceremony.
"Basically every season I post the spoiler, at some point during the next few months someone will tell me the spoiler is wrong and they're hearing different. Sometimes they're right, sometimes my initial spoiler is right. This year has been no different. [Three] weeks ago I started hearing that Hannah was with Jed and not Tyler," Carbone wrote in his June 18 blog posting.
"Started looking into it, and [on June 4]... I got the most interesting tip about a possible Hannah and Jed engagement. So I've spent the better part of the last two weeks doing all I can to figure out it's legitimacy. And now I finally feel comfortable and can report: Hannah chose Jed at the end and they are engaged."
Carbone said he was unable to reveal the evidence that supported the fact Jed is the winner of Season 15.
Instead, all he could say is that the initial information he had received in May about Tyler winning was not as solid as he thought -- and his latest tip was definitely "trustworthy."
"The info about Jed from 3 weeks ago is as solid as I can get and I just have to leave it at that," Carbone wrote.
"I wouldn't change the biggest spoiler of the season unless I had something pretty solid to go off of. I believe I do."
Carbone said The Bachelorette viewers will hear all different stories and endings for Hannah's season in the coming weeks, but he's certain Jed was Hannah's final guy.
"It's Jed, they're engaged, and that won't change from me the rest of the season," Carbone wrote in his blog. "There hasn't been anything more concrete on Hannah and Jed than what I received a few weeks ago."
Carbone also said there were rumors surrounding Jed but he could not speak on any of them since sources refused to come forward and put their names on the allegations.
"Let's just say the whole situation sucks. There is one thing I saw personally but could never share because it would out a source," Carbone wrote in his June 18 blog posting.
"Lets just say it's right in line with exactly what Jed told Hannah on their 1-on-1 in RI about 'using this show as a platform.'"
However, only a few hours after Carbone's posting on June 18, a woman claiming to be Jed's girlfriend came forward to People alleging she was dating the country singer when he went on The Bachelorette, and Jed left for the show planning to resume his relationship with her afterwards.
(CLICK HERE to read the full details of her allegations.)
Haley Stevens, a 26-year-old fellow Nashville-based musician, claimed she had been Jed's girlfriend when he left to go on The Bachelorette.
Haley said she and Jed had been dating for about four months when Jed left to film The Bachelorette.
And according to Haley, the couple had even taken a romantic trip to the Bahamas, where they said "I love you" to each other for the first time, in February 2019 after Jed learned he would be on The Bachelorette's 2019 season.
"We spent the night together the night before he headed to L.A.," Haley recalled to People. "He told me [the show] was just an obstacle and we'd be stronger on the other side because of it."
Haley also claimed Jed called her after his plane landed in Los Angeles to begin filming and said Jed had repeatedly promised he was just going on The Bachelorette to get publicity for his music career.
"He said, 'I love you, and I'll call you when I get back,'" said Haley, who claimed she met Jed in October 2018.
Earlier this season, The Bachelorette showed Jed admitting to Hannah that he had only gone on The Bachelorette because he wanted to promote his music. (However, he insisted he was genuinely falling for her and intended to continue on the show just for her).
But according to Haley, Jed's intentions for dating Hannah were far worse than just seeking fame, because his initial plan was to allegedly use Hannah when his heart belonged to another woman the whole time.
Haley insisted Jed was hoping to woo Hannah and string her along far into The Bachelorette process, revealing, "He said he only wanted to be Top 5 [bachelors] ... to be a major player so that it would be beneficial [to his career]."
Haley told People once Jed returned home to Nashville after taping, he never called her and he "ghosted" her, leaving her totally "baffled" and heartbroken.
Hannah called off her engagement to Jed once Haley went public
Haley continued to do additional interviews with other media outlets after her interview with People, and her disclosures apparently caused Hannah to have a change of heart about Jed -- as, according to Carbone, Hannah called off her engagement to Jed a week after Haley came forward!
On June 27, the spoiler blogger took to Twitter to reveal Hannah was no longer engaged to Jed -- but, in a strange twist of events, that they were still "together" as a couple.
"Since this is big news and some don't like being spoiled on Twitter even if there's a warning at the beginning of the tweet, I will post it in the thread. So if you don't want to be spoiled, do not continue to read this thread..." Carbone began.
"I can confirm that Hannah broke off her engagement to Jed earlier this week. They are still 'together,' but the engagement is off. This isn't a 'don't ever talk to me again' from what I'm being told, but it's also not all rainbows and daffodils either."
Carbone predicted, however, Hannah and Jed's relationship wouldn't last much longer.
"Knowing that for the next month, so many people will be tweeting at Hannah to get rid of Jed, they're so happy she ended the engagement, go back to Tyler, etc. my guess is this relationship will be over sooner rather than later," Carbone tweeted.
"To end an engagement means Hannah has been bothered enough by what's come out. I don't see how Jed gets back in her good graces after this. Nor should he. This is something she will be, and should be, applauded for, & I just don't see them working thru this."
"This is a logical thing for Hannah to do. She had to. Just to re-evaluate everything going on bc she was essentially lied to and is now finding out stuff about her fiance I'm guessing she had no clue about. Will find out more & have it for you next week."
Hannah would also probably be viewed as a hypocrite had she not called off her engagement to Jed considering she had made a huge scene when Scott Anderson, one of her Night 1 bachelors, was accused of having a girlfriend back home during the initial cocktail party.
Although Scott said he had dumped his girlfriend before filming began because he couldn't envision a future with her, Hannah was still furious about the timeline and questioned Scott's character and cut him immediately.
And in Jed's case, he allegedly never dumped Haley before going on The Bachelorette, but even planned to reunite with her afterwards!
Hannah then decided to completely dump Jed!
A few days after his June 27 tweets, Carbone suddenly reported that Hannah subsequently decided to dump Jed entirely!
"Hannah and Jed are done completely. She's broken off the relationship altogether. She's not trying or hoping for it to work out. They are done," Carbone wrote in a July 2 blog posting.
Carbone claimed Hannah and Jed's breakup was filmed in Los Angeles on-camera and will air during the season's The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose special, which he believes will now air over the course of two nights on ABC.
"I'm sure this is good news to many of you since as soon as Haley's story broke, many of you were excited to hear that she ended the engagement when I reported it, but also wanted her to not even try and give this a chance. And she did the right thing," Carbone continued.
"Lets be honest, I don't think she had much of a choice here. She would've been crucified for keeping him around after taking such a firm stance this season on women empowerment. So good on her. She did the right thing and I don't think a single one of us is upset it's over with Jed. It should be."
What allegedly led up to Hannah's decision to dump Jed?
A lot reportedly transpired after Hannah and Jed got engaged in Greece.
According to Carbone, Jed told Hannah about his prior relationship with Haley shortly after proposing marriage to her, so Haley's recent public interviews were not the first time Hannah had heard about her.
Carbone said he's pretty sure Jed told Hannah about Haley while they were still in Greece in the days following the filming of the Final Rose Ceremony, but exactly what Jed admitted about the relationship remains unclear.
"However, up until last week, Hannah and Jed were still engaged. So whatever Jed told her, like I said to Haley and told all of you, was clearly not the full story," Carbone alleged on July 2.
"I'm sure he just gave her some generic, 'Hey, there's this girl I was dating before the show... we broke up... she doesn't mean anything anymore... don't worry about it' BS that we've pretty much come to expect with him. In fact one specific detail I did hear is that Jed told Hannah they were broken up."
Carbone's claims that Jed told Hannah some limited information about Haley before they returned home from filming would also explain another allegation Haley made in a podcast interview she did with Carbone last week -- that Hannah's brother suddenly began following Haley on Instagram on May 13, a few days after the final Rose Ceremony took place.
However, whatever limited info Jed told Hannah shortly they got engaged obviously wasn't enough for Hannah to call-off the engagement at that time.
"Then Haley's story comes out with the receipts and basically a week later she ends it? Yeah, I'd say Haley did the right thing by coming forward and providing receipts and Hannah did the right thing by ending it," Carbone wrote in his July 2 blog posting.
"And I'm sorry Jed, whatever you wanted to label your relationship with Haley, someone that you text 'I love you. Don't forget that' as you're about to board the plane heading to LA to film the show is something much more than someone you broke up with, or someone you may claim was a platonic relationship. Please."
During his podcast interview with Haley, Carbone had also told Haley that after she came forward, another woman had also contacted him and showed him numerous texts proving Jed had cheated on Haley and had sex with the woman shortly before Jed and Haley went to the Bahamas.
Carbone said he believes Haley's story was enough for Hannah to end her relationship for good because Jed had "clearly lied about his relationship with Haley" and so trust between himself and Hannah had been broken.
"Now this man was her fiance. How is she supposed to believe anything he tells her from that point forward? He could've begged and pleaded for another chance, and telling her he'd change, and apologized for not being 100 percent honest about his relationship with Haley, but as a woman, seeing what Haley put out there, there's NO WAY Hannah would've ever been able to forgive that type of betrayal," Carbone wrote.
"Seeing what he's texting a woman hours before arriving in LA? I don't care what happened during filming and how hard he claims to have fallen for her, how could she trust him enough after he basically started off their engagement with one big lie? She couldn't, and I'm assuming that's why the relationship is over. As it should be."
What has Hannah said about the 2019 ending?
Just days after filming ended, Hannah shed some light on her season's ending in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
"I will tell you that I'm happy and, ultimately, this season and how it all turned out is not how I thought it would be. It just wasn't," Hannah said.
"It doesn't mean that it's not good. I think it happened exactly the way it was supposed to, and I feel really excited and blessed to have the opportunity that I've had and feel really good and want you all to see what that is. I can't really tell you much more."
During a June appearance on Nick Viall's "The Viall Files" podcast, Hannah also said she was slow and deliberate with her elimination decisions.
"Every relationship that I will end, when I end it, it's closed. So I will have times when I need to figure out my feelings and know them completely to be able to shut the door and not look back. And you'll see me process that," she told the former The Bachelor star.
Hannah continued, "I want to explore every single relationship until the end so I don't have to question, 'Was that because this or that? No, it was because I don't want to be with you. Great person -- but I don't want to be with you."
Hannah told Nick she didn't want to be left with any doubts or concerns she chose the wrong person in the end.
"When I make decisions, I'm confident about those," Hannah noted.
What has ABC said about the 2019 season's finale?
In an interview with Variety, ABC reality chief Robert Mills revealed Hannah ended her season in love with multiple men and struggling to make a decision.
"This could be a situation where one of the guys gets out of the limo to head out to get his heart broken, and all of a sudden, she says, 'No, no, no, I'm sorry, he's the one,'" he said.
"You could see her changing her mind at the last minute. She really is that in love with these last few contestants, and she's torn over it."
"She definitely falls in love with numerous people. She's somebody who is very passionate and she has a massive heart. She's open to everyone and everything. With Hannah, she really was considering everything," the ABC executive added earlier during the interview.
"I think she dated a certain type of guy before this, and I think she realized that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and she really explored multiple connections with many guys."
"She is someone who believes that there is room in your heart to love more than one person. So yes, she absolutely does fall in love with multiple men."