March 26, 2023

Contributor, PEOPLE
Hannah Brown went looking for love on both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, but she ended up finding it off-screen with model Adam Woolard.
Brown and Woolard have a dating app to thank for their relationship, which they publicly confirmed for the first time on Valentine’s Day in 2021.
Just two months after sharing with her YouTube viewers that she was “putting [herself] out there” and dating again for the first time since her season of The Bachelorette wrapped in 2019, the Alabama native was spotted holding hands in Los Angeles with Woolard. The couple have shared plenty of sweet moments since then and have taken some major steps in their relationship, including moving in together and becoming dog parents.
From their Instagram debut to their public displays of support, here is a complete timeline of Hannah Brown and Adam Woolard's relationship.
In January 2021, Brown and Woolard were seen enjoying a stroll together down Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach, California. The pair were holding hands and casually dressed in similar army green jackets and face masks for the outing, which sparked dating rumors.
A few weeks later, Brown’s ex Tyler Cameron, whom she dated on The Bachelorette and remained friendly with, weighed in on Brown’s new romance. “I haven’t met him but seen pictures of him. Good looking guy, so I’m happy for her,” Cameron said of Woolard to Entertainment Tonight.
Brown and Woolard publicly confirmed their relationship for the first time on Valentine’s Day in 2021. She posted a sweet photo on Instagram, showing her and Woolard kissing while riding horses. “Happy Valentine’s Day @admandew ❤️,” she wrote in the caption.
The former Bachelorette starred in country artist Jordan Davis‘ “Almost Maybes” music video, which chronicles the ups and downs of finding true love. In the video, the singer experiences a series of bad dates and relationships before realizing he’s found his “one” — played by the Dancing with the Stars winner. In a surprise twist, Woolard makes a quick cameo in the video and can be seen proposing to Brown.
In a candid Q&A posted to her YouTube channel, Brown answered a series of fan-submitted questions about her new relationship. In the video, she revealed that they met on a dating app and that she “liked his photo first,” but it was Woolard who made “an actual move that made any ruckus.”
Woolard did not appear in the video, but he did write down his answers, which Brown read out loud. One fan asked what Woolard’s first impression of Brown was. “Effortlessly beautiful and vibrant and a little frantic, but so beautiful. Instant spark,” Woolard wrote. With a blush, Brown confirmed that “there definitely was a nice spark.”
For Brown’s second appearance on Woolard’s Instagram feed, he posted a picturesque snap of the pair enjoying a windy beach day.
Along with the picture, he added the caption: "Life tends to assume a flow state when values and purpose are aligned 💙💫."
In honor of his girlfriend’s collaboration with clothing brand Show Me Your Mumu, Woolard shared a sweet picture of the couple going in for a kiss.
"Many have seen you shine on TV, but few get to see how hard you work … how thoughtful you are … and how you care for others … every single day 😎," Woolard captioned the photo. "Cannot wait for this collab to drop!! @hannahbrown x @showmeyourmumu – the perfect match. #may16."
In a fun video posted on Brown’s YouTube channel, the couple played a game of “Never Have I Ever” together and revealed whose DMs they’ve slid into.
“It’s usually girls that I’m like, obsessed with. Like Taylor Swift,” Brown said. “Oh my God, if she saw the messages. I had to go back and like, take away some of my messages I sent her.”
Woolard shared that he had sent a message to Billie Eilish after watching a video of Post Malone and Jimmy Fallon going to Olive Garden. “And I saw a video of Billie Eilish and was like, ‘She seems so cool.’ I just wanted to get to know her and take her to Olive Garden. But I think I said Red Lobster, that I wanted to take her to Red Lobster.”
He continued, "I deleted it the next day. But I was like, 'Billie, I just think you're the coolest chick. I want to take you to Red Lobster.' And that was it."
The Bachelorette alum celebrated Woolard’s 31st birthday with a sweet tribute on Instagram. “Happy Birthday, @admandew. It’s so fun celebrating you!” Brown captioned a video mashup of the pair sharing kisses and showing off their dance moves.
"You radiate goodness, positivity, and joy. I'm so thankful to be surrounded by your shine. You're my sweetie💙. Let's keep dancing, k?" she added.
Brown enjoyed an evening of tacos and quality time with her “favorite guys” — boyfriend Woolard and former Bachelor Matt James, who previously gave Brown and Woolard’s relationship his stamp of approval.
"Love a good taco and tv night with my favorite guys!" Brown wrote on her Instagram Story. Brown shared a second photo from the night, smiling with James on the couch, and captioned it, "Missed you. Thankful for you. Here for you. Proud of you. @mattjames919."
In honor of Brown's 27th birthday, Woolard posted a video montage of the pair's moments together and added a touching caption.
“OH THAT SMILE. It illuminates everything around it,” he wrote. “Happy birthday, Sweetie!! If you’re smiling, it’s because of YOU. You’ve created such an amazing life … so happy to be a part of it. Excited for what this next year will bring ?.”
Ahead of the release of her memoir, God Bless This Mess: Learning to Live and Love Through Life’s Best (and Worst) Moments, Brown sat down with PEOPLE to discuss the book and how writing it helped her “heal” from her past hardships — romantic and personal. She also opened up about her newfound happiness with Woolard and revealed what initially attracted her to him.
"He knows himself and I think that's the biggest thing," she shared. "He's very confident in what he deserves and what he wants to give someone else. He's genuine and he's truly one of the best humans I've ever met. And he is so cute!"
Brown continued, "I have a lot of energy and he is so calm. I think he's entertained by my frazzleness!"
"I've always longed for safety in relationships but I've put myself in unsafe positions," added the first-time author. "Adam keeps showing up. And he always makes me feel so safe."
Woolard was all smiles as he showed off his current read on Instagram — his girlfriend’s then-newly released memoir, God Bless This Mess.
"GOD BLESS THIS MESS IS OUT TODAY!!!" Woolard captioned the photo. "So proud of you @hannahbrown … I saw the grind firsthand. You deserve it all 😎."
The couple headed to New York City for a romantic holiday weekend. Brown shared three photos on Instagram that showed the pair ice skating at Rockefeller Center and enjoying views from Top of the Rock. “On the rocks, please! ??⛸,” Brown captioned the snaps.
Brown shared photos of her Christmas gathering on Instagram, including one of her and Woolard in matching green-and-white striped pajamas. Brown’s family and friends were also at the holiday get-together.
The couple took a major step in their relationship together, becoming parents to an Australian labradoodle puppy named Wally. Brown made her dog mom status Instagram official with photos of herself picking her new best friend up at the airport. “Wally Meets World,” Brown captioned her carousel of photos.
“Welcome home little buddy,” Woolard wrote on his own Instagram post, which Brown commented on, saying, “So glad you’re my doggie’s daddy.”
For their second Valentine’s Day together, Brown shared a sweet video montage detailing some of the things she loves about Woolard, including “his sick dance moves” and “his snuggles.”
In her caption, Brown wrote, "I think it is so important to recognize and celebrate the seemingly minuscule attributes of our partners that mean so much, but are often taken for granted. What makes a relationship work is often not expensive gifts and insta-worthy events. It's the simple. It's the silly. It's the little moments that remind you why you choose to love that person every day."
Brown continued, "To my sweetie, Happy Valentine's Day. I'm so grateful for how you love me. Thank you all the little moments! 😘."
During an appearance on the Tamron Hall Show, Brown opened up about using alcohol as a coping mechanism after her time on The Bachelorette and Dancing with the Stars.
"I'd never really been a drinker before and I was on TV like every Monday for an entire year and didn't know how to handle how my life had so publicly been displayed," she explained.
Brown shared that she is in a much better place today, due in part to her healthy relationship with Woolard. “I’m so thankful for my relationship now. It’s such a mature relationship of two people who have gone on different journeys,” she said. “I think I had to go through that journey of asking this question of ‘Who am I?’ and ‘What do I want?’ and he’s also gone on that journey too.”
Brown and Woolard took another big step in their relationship and moved in together. The couple gave PEOPLE an exclusive tour of their apartment in Santa Monica, California, which they decorated with the help of design group Pure Salt Interiors.
"We both wanted something warm and inviting, comfortable and coastal. We wanted this apartment to feel like home for whoever walks through the front door," Brown told PEOPLE. "Every seat in the apartment is cozy and the design goes perfectly with the natural environment here in Santa Monica."
In June 2022, Brown and Woolard traveled to Italy and France. While in France, the couple visited Nice, Aix-en-Provence and Versailles.
“Provence and @admandew, they both stole my heart,” Brown captioned photos and a video of her and Woolard at La Villa Gallici – Relais & Château in Aix-en-Provence.
After returning home from their European getaway, however, Brown revealed on her Instagram Story that the pair had tested positive for COVID-19. “Ugh. It got us,” she wrote over a photo of the two cuddling in bed.
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