Season 27 Dancing With the Stars winner Bobby Bones weighed in on the romance rumors surrounding current contestant and Bachelorette star Hannah Brown and her partner, Alan Bersten. Fans are starting to believe that the dancing duo has love brewing between them, but the radio host isn’t too convinced. He even compared it to his past partnership with Sharna Burgess.
“They’re not dating. I mean they tried to rumor me with Sharna because we were both single,” the 39-year-old author said while promoting his partnership with Dog Chow for the “Service Dog Salute” campaign aimed at raising awareness on the impact service dogs have on military veterans during National Service Dog Awareness Month. “Look, I know Alan. I don’t feel like they’re dating and if you get two single people, you’re just going to assume that they’re together. I don’t think they’re dating, but it’s a very intimate thing. You’re so close with that person the whole time so it’ll be interesting to see what happens.”
“Alan dated his partner last year,” Bobby noted about the 25-year-old’s past fling with model Alexis Ren, which may be a reason he would shy away from getting romantically involved with Hannah, 24. “I don’t know if that’d be a good look for him to just date his partners … Maybe it’d be the best look for him. I don’t know!”
As far as the Bachelor Nation babe is concerned, she exclusively admitted to Life & Style that love is the farthest thing from her mind. After being asked about the possibility of romantically hitting it off with her partner before the season, Hannah confessed, “I have not thought about that at all. I’m truly just focused on continuing to love myself and see the places where I still need to work on that — and I think this is the way where I can do that.”
In just two weeks on DWTS, Hannah and Alan have already made a splash and currently sit at the top of the leaderboard. Bobby noted that he likes Team Alanbama’s odds. “I think she’s probably the favorite to win — her or [James] Van Der Beek or Lauren [Alaina] — because she has such a following from The Bachelorette and she actually has dance experience so she’s pretty good already,” he added.
Time will tell!