Hannah Brown possibly may have gone on a date with her Bachelorette runner-up Tyler Cameron, but it’s likely that she’s still “a single woman.”
“The feelings that it have for Tyler didn’t go away. Just because I’m single doesn’t mean I didn’t have feelings for him still. I did want to hang out with him and a single girl can go out on dates and I wanted to go out and have a drink,” Hannah Brown talked of Cameron, whom she asked out during the Bachelorette finale after she ended her engagement with winner Jed Wyatt.
“I thought it went great. I think he did too,” she said when they were together off-camera. (On Friday, Cameron was photographed leaving Brown’s Los Angeles lodgings in the morning. A source told E! News that Cameron spent the night with Brown.)
“We had a great time,” Brown adds. “We talked everything out. It felt very normal.”
However, Hannah Brown and Cameron still continue to explore their feelings for each other post-Bachelorette, they’re evidently open to meeting other people.
During the week, Twitter featured a photo of Cameron and supermodel Gigi Hadid together at Soho House in Brooklyn. While the photo was a behind shot, obscuring their faces, the man in the photo is wearing the same shirt Cameron was wearing in other social media posts from the same day. Reps for Cameron, 26, and Hadid, 24, did not immediately respond to request for comment.
“I’m not really sure where things stand with us right now. I’m single. Dating [Tyler] is too strong of a word,” Brown says. “I’m figuring it out.”
Meanwhile, on the season finale of the show last week, Hannah Brown got engaged to her final pick Wyatt — only to break things off five weeks later when she found out he had lied about having a girlfriend when he went on the show. During the After the Final Rose conclusion to the season, she boldly asked Cameron out, much to fans’ delight.
As to what host Chris Harrison thought of the gesture?
“I was a little shocked, but I thought it was cute and endearing the way she did it,” he tells PEOPLE.
Still, Harrison admits, “I’m not expecting much and I don’t think [Hannah] was either.”
When asked about Cameron’s reported date with Hadid, the longtime Bachelor franchise host told Access, “Good for him,” and added, “He’s single. He’s not in a relationship with Hannah, clearly, nor does she think they are.”
Regardless of whether Brown and Cameron get back together, the ABC leading lady says she’s “focusing on my future and what I have next.”
“I want to keep my options open,” Brown tells PEOPLE, “and make sure I’m doing the best thing for Hannah.”
After ending her engagement with Wyatt, Brown told PEOPLE that Cameron “will always have a place in my heart, no matter what our relationship looks like.”
“The feelings I developed for him were real and they don’t shut off instantly,” she admitted. “And it’s hard to say [yet] what the future holds with him, or anyone else.”