Entertainment TV Hannah Brown Reveals She Hooked Up with Peter Weber While His 'Bachelor' Season Was Airing "Peter told me he'd quit the show ... if I wanted to be with him," she tells PEOPLE of the former Bachelor By Aili Nahas Aili Nahas Aili Nahas is the West Coast Deputy News Editor at PEOPLE. She is also the TV deputy in Los Angeles as well as the Weddings Editor. Aili has spent nearly two decades in the entertainment industry and 12 years at PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 17, 2021 10:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email When Hannah Brown said goodbye to second runner-up Peter Weber on her season of The Bachelorette in 2019, it wasn't an easy decision. "I was so upset breaking up with him," Brown, 27, tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "I know he really did care about me and he's such a great guy. I was really confused." Brown, who details her life and Bachelor franchise journey in her new book God Bless This Mess, ended up with Jed Wyatt, her final pick, though they split before the finale aired. Peter Weber and Hannah Brown. John Fleenor/ABC Weber and Brown had a strong connection on her season, most notably for getting intimate during one of their dates; she later spoke out about it during a heated conversation with contestant Luke Parker. "I never thought it'd be shown," Brown recalls. "It was very hard watching that for me, because I felt like I'd let down my faith. I am grateful I had the opportunity to be a voice for other women, but I don't know if I was ready for it." For more from Hannah Brown, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday, or subscribe here. Hannah Brown's "God Bless This Mess". Regardless, by the fall of 2019, Weber, 30, had been announced as the next Bachelor. "Once I knew that, it helped shield my feelings for him," says Brown. "I still didn't know if I could get there with him." Nonetheless, Brown ultimately made an appearance on Weber's season and the pair had an emotional interaction. "Going back and seeing him as the Bachelor, it brought up a lot," she says. Off camera, "Peter told me he'd quit the show, 100 percent, if I could say that I wanted to be with him. I wanted to go on a date with him, but I couldn't say that I knew for sure." Hannah Brown and Peter Weber. John Fleenor/ABC Brown left and Weber ended up engaged to his pick Hannah Ann Sluss. His season began airing in January 2020, but soon, "I heard that they were having troubles," Brown says. At a February engagement party for Dylan Barbour and Hannah Godwin, Brown and Weber began talking, and then surreptitiously left the party together. "He was like, 'I have so much to tell you,'" Brown recalls, writing in her book that the former couple ended up in bed together. "The chemistry just wasn't there," she says. "It just sucked. And then, I found out he had another girl [runner-up Madison Prewett] on his mind. It was all so bizarre." Hannah Brown. Lauren Alexandra Weber ended his engagement with Sluss to explore a relationship with Prewett, though they didn't end up back together. Meanwhile, Weber and Brown — who has been dating Adam Woolard for a year — haven't spoken since. "Things might not have turned out the way I expected, but I try to learn from every moment," she says. "I don't wish ill on anybody. And I'm in a really good place." God Bless This Mess: Learning to Live and Love Through Life's Best (and Worst) Moments hits bookshelves on Tuesday.