‘Dancing with the Stars” Alan Bersten is tackling those Hannah Brown dating rumors once and for all

You can stop ‘shipping Team Alanbama Hannah. Now that Season 28 of “Dancing with the Stars” is over and, you know, they’ve won, Alan Bersten is addressing those dating rumors about him and Hannah Brown — and they really are going to be just friends.

“I don’t think so,” Bersten told “People” when asked if they would ever date. “I think it’s just friends.”

Rumors started flying once the two were paired up together, given her “Bachelor/ette” history and the fact that Bersten (reluctantly) embarked on a cringe-worthy showmance last season with his partner Alexis Ren, after which he said he was “done” with showmances. Brown had always denied any romance between them, saying they were focused on dancing, which didn’t stop fans from speculating they might hook up after the season is over.

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Still, Bersten says his partnership with Brown was different from any of his previous ones — he’s also been paired with Debbie Gibson and Mirai Nagasu — because of the tight-knit bond they formed. “Hannah and I — it was a different partnership than I’ve ever experienced before because after rehearsals almost every day we would go and eat and just hang out and that’s very rare when you spend six hours with someone that you want to still see them afterwards,” he explained. “So I’m really lucky that me and Hannah became such good friends.”

A result of that was a deep trust they developed during the season, which also helped them withstand the tough love Brown was getting from the judges, namely Carrie Ann Inaba. “Hannah and I built such a good relationship throughout the season that we could really trust each other and when we had to work on a note or a critique that the judges gave us, we just went through it and we realized that the more we put in during the rehearsals, the better it’s going to feel on Monday,” Bersten said. “And after every show on Monday, we looked back at the dances and we would feel good if we knew that we gave it our best.”

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