Is Bachelorette Hannah Brown Dating Tyler Cameron? Their Body Language, Explained
So, about last night…
In the dramatic conclusion of what just might have been the "most dramatic season yet" of the Bachelorette (Chris Harrison, I believe you this time), Hannah Brown let Jed Wyatt put a ring on it… and then she took that ring off.
By this point, pretty much everyone in Bachelor Nation has learned about Jed’s ultra-shady motives for coming on the reality show because his girlfriend—a woman he dated for four months leading up to his stint on the show, said "I love you" to, AND introduced to his parents—told the entire world Jed was a liar and a cheater who only came on the show to further his music career which, up until this point, relied on dog food jingles.
The juiciest part? In true The Bachelorette fashion, Hannah’s (previously filmed) breakup with Jed aired during the After The Final Rose special. "This," Hannah said, while pointing to her three-carat oval-cut Neil Lane engagement ring, "doesn’t mean the same thing," before slipping it off her finger and putting it on the table.
Cut to the live show where Hannah and Jed are chillin' on the couch and hashing it out: Jed tells Hannah he regrets what he did and wishes he could change the past, blah, blah, blah, but Hannah just doesn’t "love [him] like that anymore." So, peace out, Jed.
Then, America’s real winner (don’t @ me), Tyler C. got his time on the couch during which Hannah asks him out for drinks. And, in a statement that sent the live audience and watch parties everywhere into a frenzy, he replied, "I would love to. Just tell me when, and I’m there." I, for one, did not see this coming, but body language expert, Lillian Glass, PhD, did. After all, she predicted Tyler and Hannah would end up together in the end… or at least, "hang out" as Hannah’s proposal went.
In order to calm my nerves about whether Tyler and Hannah actually have a fighting chance now that Jed’s out of the picture, Glass returned to analyze their body language from last night's special. Here’s what she had to say:
Here's an example of what 100% will never work:
"There's a lot of tension here," says Glass right off the bat. Jed's head is bowed down in shame and, according to Glass, Hannah's looking stern— a very different look than the genuine smiles she's been sporting all season. "She'll never forgive this man," she confidently said as soon as Glass took closer looks at Hannah's hands.
They're clasped together which means she's hanging on tight to her decision. When it comes to Jed, trust is nonexistent for Hannah.
Now, on to what you really came here for: Tyler.
Brace yourself, Bachelor Nation. You may be rooting for Hannah and Tyler, but Glass warns it might not happen based on this body language.
The evidence? Peep the way Hannah's gripping Tyler's waist. She's into him, but he's only lightly touching her elbow to keep her at arm's length now that she chose Jed over him. Glass isn't saying Tyler doesn't still have feelings for Hannah, but he's sure as hell going to protect himself—and his heart—more from this point on.
Okay, things are looking up a little with this pic. Here, Glass says, "they're mirroring each other's body language," which is positive sign that these two are ~feeling~ each other. But still, Tyler's hands holding on to his thigh means he's not as into Hannah as he was before. If he were, he'd be leaning into Hannah's space a little more, rather than keeping to himself.
Hannah's hand on Tyler's knee is a surefire sign that she and Jed are totally over. Still, Glass worries the move was a desperate one played up for the cameras, considering she picked the wrong guy. That said, it doesn't mean she doesn't actually want to give things another go with her runner-up.
And while Tyler's genuine smile and eye contact are good signs, according to Glass, his hands folded together means he's not going to be immediately jumping into a relationship with Hannah—no matter how well their drinks date goes.