— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) June 14, 2019
This tweet had meaning. So did my June 5th column the day before I left for my Vegas party. Told you I was working on something, and it was something I could only really remember doing once before in the history of my site. At the time, I thought I would have it. I don’t. But as we know, every season after I reveal the spoiler, I get sent numerous things every season about it being wrong. Some have ended up being legit (Ali, Kaitlyn, Rachel) where I had to change the ending and it ended up being correct. But sometimes I get told I was wrong with my initial spoiler (Emily didn’t pick Jef she’s with Arie, Andi didn’t pick Josh it’s Nick that video was fake, JoJo didn’t pick Jordan, etc). Basically every season I post the spoiler, at some point during the next few months someone will tell me the spoiler is wrong and they’re hearing different. Sometimes they’re right, sometimes my initial spoiler is right. This year has been no different. 3 weeks ago I started hearing that Hannah was with Jed and not Tyler. Started looking into it, and the Tuesday before I left for Vegas is when I got the most interesting tip about a possible Hannah and Jed engagement. So I’ve spent the better part of the last two weeks doing all I can to figure out it’s legitimacy. And now I finally feel comfortable and can report:
Hannah chose Jed at the end and they are engaged.
Some fans are losing their marbles now because they were so convinced it was Tyler. Hell, I did too for a bit. But it’s not. And frankly, there’s nothing I can say to convince you it is Jed, so I’m not gonna try. And I ain’t even mad at ya’ if you don’t believe it. The thing I was referring to when I said “it was something I could only remember doing once before” is I thought I was going to be able to tell you HOW I know she’s with Jed, but realized I couldn’t. Only other time I was able to do that was the Nick video where I had actual proof of it. Sorry the initial Tyler info was wrong. Just wasn’t as solid as I thought it was. But the info about Jed from 3 weeks ago is as solid as I can get and I just have to leave it at that. I’m well aware people will still hold out hope it’s Tyler and you have every right to. All I’m doing is telling you what I was told based on the people I’ve spoken with, the information I’ve seen, and frankly, one major piece of information that’s floating out there. I’m confident in this and I’ll leave it at that. Every time I’ve had to change my spoiler in the past (Ali, Kaitlyn, Rachel) it’s ended up being right, so, take that for what it’s worth. I wouldn’t change the biggest spoiler of the season unless I had something pretty solid to go off of. I believe I do.
Now, from this point forward, you will no doubt hear “It’s Tyler, he’s wrong.” Hell, I’m already hearing it when I started asking around and I hadn’t changed the spoiler til today. Trust me, there are people that fully believe it’s Tyler. Now, do they believe it because the spoiler has been out there for a month it was Tyler and they’re just regurgitating what they heard, or, do they actually know something? If I went into detail what I’ve dealt with the past 3 weeks and what I’ve heard, your head would spin. Mine did. It’s what I deal with every season. Sometimes my own spoiler does me in. Since it isn’t Tyler, I guess you’d have to ask each of them individually why they think/know it’s Tyler. Nobody will be able to come up with anything solid. When I looked back at my initial notes on it, and the one thing that put me over the top to post it was Tyler, I thought it was solid, but it wasn’t solid enough. There will be A LOT of discussion over this until July 29th. I’m fully aware. But I can only go with the most recent solid info I received and I believe it to be the most trustworthy. Wish I could share it, but I can’t.
Also, you will no doubt hear that “Hannah chose no one, she’s seeing both Tyler and Jed post show and will make a decision at the ATFR,” because yeah, I’ve heard that one too. I’ve heard everything on the table. It’s been a crazy two weeks I tell ya’. There’s basically nothing I haven’t heard in regards to the ending. But it’s Jed, they’re engaged, and that won’t change from me the rest of the season. There hasn’t been anything more concrete on Hannah and Jed than what I received a few weeks ago.
Now with that said, we have the whole issue of a new couple, Jed and Hannah, and the rumors surrounding that. I have to be vague here since nothing has been proven, no one has come forward putting their name to it, and until someone does, it’s all speculation. But let me just say this: I have heard it. All of it. Since the second he was announced as a contestant all the way back in March. I’ve talked to people directly involved and they do not want to come forward. They want no part of this, even though I told them that Jed is engaged to Hannah. I can’t force anyone to do anything they don’t want to do. I reached out to the people I needed to, some responded, some didn’t. Hard to know what to believe is true and what isn’t if no one will own up to it. So for the time being, we plow forward. If knowing the new spoiler changes anyone’s viewpoint and maybe now they feel the need to speak on this, hey, I’m right here. Lets just say the whole situation sucks. There is one thing I saw personally but could never share because it would out a source. Lets just say it’s right in line with exactly what Jed told Hannah on their 1-on-1 in RI about “using this show as a platform.” Again, I wish I could provide more, but I can’t out sources.
I KNOW you have questions. I do. What about this tweet? What about family liking this person on Instagram? What about Tyler’s third cousins half sisters roommate who started following Hannah right after the show? What about how great Tyler and Hannah look together? Like I said, there’s nothing I can tell you to combat any of that. If in your mind you believe she’s with Tyler, then nothing I say will change your mind. So if you think it’s Tyler, it’s very easy to create a narrative of all the stuff you see on screen, all the stuff you hear Hannah say in interviews about Tyler, and all the social media Hannah and Tyler similarities to back up your point. All anyone can do is speculate at this point, and I get it, that’s what people do. But after the fact, when it’s not the person they thought it was, that speculation meant nothing. You can easily make a case right now post-show that A) Hannah is with Jed B) Hannah is with Tyler C) Hannah left single. Easily. I can make them for everyone if you’d like. Because anyone can make an argument to fit the narrative they want to believe. But only one of them is true, so that’s why the different narratives don’t mean much in the long run.
I don’t wish ill will on any couples from this show. Do I think most of them will last? No, I don’t. I think this show has turned into a show more about opportunity and advancing careers than I do about finding someone to spend the rest of your life with. The ones that do make it, congrats to them. They are the exception, not the rule. So until something concrete is proven, or until someone wants to puts their name to a story, it’s all just words and speculation. I said it during Jed’s 1-on-1 date at the time, and I’ll say it again: he admitted to initially coming on the show because it was a platform for his music. That shouldn’t be forgotten. Because he met Hannah and fallen for her her doesn’t change the fact the show is still a platform for his music. He’s not quitting his music career because he’s with her. I’m much more skeptical about the whole thing and his intentions than I am with all the hearsay and speculation going on. I just don’t see it long term based on what I’ve gathered. But hey, we’ll see.