Been there, done that. Former Bachelorette star Hannah Brown had some sage advice for her ex Peter Weber ahead of his season of The Bachelor, which airs on January 6, 2020. Although the Alabama beauty admitted during the November 18 episode of Dancing With the Stars that guidance on what to ask his finalists was “really hard for me to give,” she did share a few bits of wisdom that she learned along the way.

“I think it’s just taking those moments to really get to know the person without the cameras and to make sure that you’re really vulnerable and honest with each other,” the 25-year-old explained to Entertainment Tonight after the dance competition show’s semifinals. Hannah had a rocky ending to her season when she split from fiancé Jed Wyatt after it was revealed that he had a girlfriend back home in Nashville while competing for the reality star’s heart. “Just because the show has ended, your life is still starting, and to really get to know what you’re in and be able to make confident decisions for yourself moving forward too.”

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She reiterated that going back to ~real life~ after the cameras stop rolling is a serious transition. “Just because the show ends, doesn’t mean that’s the ending. You really need to understand what your relationship is, and I hope that his is a fairy tale and something he’s always been looking for,” she added.

Although the Alabama native has no ill will toward the pilot, 28, she is keeping her sights set on herself and the mirrorball trophy. She and her partner, Alan Bersten, have been killing it week after week, despite a few ups and downs along the way. She exclusively dished to Life & Style the key to their insane chemistry on and off the dance floor. “I think it’s because we’re honest with each other,” Hannah divulged at the DWTS Top 6 Finalist Party at Dominique Ansel on November 4. “If we don’t like something that one of us says, we just squash it right away. We just move forward. We have grown. I’ll be like ‘I don’t like when you say that.’ He’s like, ‘OK, you gotta stop doing that.’ I’m like, all right.”

It looks like both reality stars have very bright futures!