Two weeks after fans watched Bachelorette Hannah Brown dramatically send home a contestant with a girlfriend, another man has left the competition — but a little more mysteriously.
Halfway through Monday’s episode of “The Bachelorette“, Hannah casually revealed that Tyler Gwozdz was no longer part of the cast, just one week after he got the season’s first one-on-one date. “Tyler G. had to leave, and that’s upsetting, because I really enjoyed my date with him,” she told the camera — but then quickly moved on.
So, what happened? Tyler was reportedly removed by production amid online comments — and an accusatory Reddit thread –about his behaviour. When asked by ET about her connection with Tyler last week, however, Hannah didn’t imply anything was off.
“I think the date went really good,” she shared. “We didn’t see our conversation the first night, but he just has a gentle spirit about him.”
“I feel like he was a really good first date for me because obviously, my first dates don’t always go that well,” she joked, referencing her awkward first date with Colton Underwood on “The Bachelor”. “[Tyler] was just really calming and nurturing for me to feel confident going into these one-on-ones, because that’s a long time with a person with a very intimate… well… as intimate as you can get.”
The Alabama native had nothing but good things to say about Tyler — but told ET that she would have no problem confronting men if something wasn’t to her liking.
“I handle things directly, in my own beast way,” she said with a laugh when asked how she’d confront a scandal on her season. “Absolutely [guys felt the wrath of the beast]. They’re probably still in the corner shaking, as they should.”
Hannah also said she has no regrets about everything that went down. “I think about this a lot because sometimes watching it back or thinking about things, I’m like, ‘Ah, maybe I should have not said that or done this.’ But ultimately, no, because everything that happened, it has got me to where I am now, and I’m stronger,” she said. “I’m more empowered, I’ve grown and I’ve learned so much. So, no.”
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