Dancing with the Stars champion Alan Bersten has revealed he’s done dating his Dancing with the Stars celebrity partners.
Alan previously said he’s swearing off all future DWTS showmances after his whirlwind romance with social-media model and influencer Alexis Ren fell through in 2018 after they had competed on Dancing with the Stars’ 27th season together, and he apparently still feels the same way.
“I learned after a few seasons to not mix business with pleasure,” Alan, 25, recently told Us Weekly.
“So, just pleasure from now on!” the pro dancer and choreographer joked. “No, I’m kidding… Maybe [after the dust settles].”
Alan and Alexis appeared to fall hard and fast for each other during their Dancing with the Stars season.
Though they attempted to keep their on-screen romance alive after the show ended, Alan and Alexis separately alluded to a split less than three weeks later.
Alan was then subjected to dating rumors when he was partnered with The Bachelorette star Hannah Brown for Dancing with the Stars’ latest season.
However, Alan claimed the speculation didn’t bother them and they just “shut it all out.”
“We knew people would talk and assume, especially since she was the Bachelorette and I’m still single,” Alan said.
“So, we expected it, but we didn’t really let that get into our heads.”
Hannah competed on Dancing with the Stars as a single woman after ending her engagement to Jed Wyatt, who proposed marriage on The Bachelorette’s fifteenth-season finale last year but was caught lying about the extent of a relationship he had prior to the show.
Hannah attempted to dance through a lot of emotions as she was nursing a broken heart.
In addition to her breakup with Jed, Hannah had asked out her The Bachelorette runner-up, Tyler Cameron, during The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose.
But after spending a night together in Los Angeles in August 2019, Tyler quickly moved on with supermodel Gigi Hadid. (Tyler and Gigi’s romance ended in October 2019, about two months after it started).
And while Dancing with the Stars was filming, Hannah paid her third-place finisher Peter Weber a visit when he was taping The Bachelor’s 24th season.
Hannah essentially still had lingering feelings for Peter and wanted him back, but the Bachelor chose to proceed in his journey to find love with his new bachelorettes and leave the past behind him.
“She is a very honest person and I think she’ll say [going on Peter’s season] did affect her. At the time, I wasn’t 100 percent aware of everything that was going on. She told me some things, but I think it happened in Week 2 or Week 3, so it was still early on,” Alan revealed to Us.
“Luckily, I was able to help her get through it, but it definitely affected her… We got emotional in rehearsals and it was a very real moment. She realized I was there for her and if she needed anything, I could help her out and she could confide in me.”
When asked whether Peter would be a good match for Hannah, Alan wasn’t so sure, mainly just because the dancer hasn’t been watching much of The Bachelor’s 24th season on ABC.
“I want her to be happy,” Alan noted.
As for what Alan is looking for in a partner, he said he’s not picky but likes “confident women.”
He also wouldn’t object to the idea of becoming The Bachelor star down the road if the opportunity presents itself.
“I’m not opposed to it,” Alan said. “Maybe if I’m still single in a few years. I don’t know. We’ll see.”
In the meantime, Alan and Hannah are traveling the country for Dancing with the Stars’ tour, and he said their experience together has been “incredible.”
Alan said dancing with Hannah now involves “no stress” and it’s just a celebration of their Dancing with the Stars Season 28 victory.
“We were friends from the beginning, and she went through so much on TV that she really confided in me and we learned to trust each other,” Alan explained of their relationship.
“I think the trust aspect is what really helped us both come out of our shells and be ourselves, and that’s what I think the people really connected with — that we were genuinely friends.”
Alan said he simply had “so much fun” with Hannah on Dancing with the Stars, saying he and the former beauty pageant queen spent at least six hours a day with each other for three-and-a-half months.