The Bachelorette Hannah Brown always seems to have a smile on her face. But behind that smile is the reality that she is hurting more than people know.
“Life is so different,” she wrote in a lengthy Instagram post she shared on Monday (August 12.). “Since last August, I’ve been a pageant queen, a Bachelor contestant, and the Bachelorette. I’ve been in love with multiple people, I got engaged, I broke off an engagement, and I shared it all with millions of people.”
Brown went on to say that she has been ‘struggling’ since the ABC series wrapped. Fans will recall that she was forced to break off her engagement to Jed Wyatt after it came out that he was seriously dating someone else just days before taping of the dating show began. She also has battled through her share of allegations from fans when she admitted that she had sexual relations with at least one of her former suitors.
“My faith has been questioned by thousands who don’t know my heart, and my transparency with my decisions has labeled me promiscuous,” she continued. “Simultaneously, I’ve become a role model for young women and started bigger conversations around faith and sex. I’m living on my own for the first time and shuffling through this life of next steps with press, media, and opportunities galore.”
This transparency is certainly something her fans find intriguing about the former beauty queen.
“Life is beautiful, but wild,” she wrote. “I think it’s okay to be strong — to know you’re strong — but to still feel weak simultaneously. I believe that’s when the magic happens.”