The Knoxville, Tennessee, native revealed on the podcast that Barbara "reached out a couple of times" after she and Peter broke up. "I love Barb," she declared. "I could break down crying right now just thinking about her because I miss her so much."
As much as Hannah Ann cares for Barb, she knew that distancing herself from the Weber family and "forgiveness" were going to be the most effective way to heal from the broken engagement. Hannah Ann explained that "isolating myself from anyone close to him" helped her do that.
She said, "I can’t continue to talk to Barb every day if I’m trying to move forward from Peter. That’s been a heartbreak, not being able to be a part of Barb's life. She’s a really special person, and she’s just looking out for her son."
Barbara did not hide her preference for Hannah Ann over Madison, both on the season finale and during the live portion of the show. After waiting all season for the big moment, viewers learned that Barbara cried "Don't let her go! Bring her home!" about Hannah Ann.
The Weber matriarch spoke about her relationships with Hannah Ann and Madison and why she preferred the former. "I went for Hannah Ann because she embraced me with love and was so organic and loving towards me. I just loved her so much," she said.
Rachel came to Barb's defense on "Bachelor Happy Hour" and tried to explain the scenario from her point of view. Rachel said, "Whether you agree or not, she felt the need to speak her truth. She explained to you she waited three hours for Madison to come meet her, and Madison did not even want to come in and meet the parents. How would that make you feel as a family member possibly meeting the fiancée of your son?"
Rachel continued, "Of course Barb is crying knowing her son is in love with a girl who does not reciprocate those feelings. Yes, she took it a little too far, but in that moment, she is giving you the background that you guys so desperately beg for and you’re still holding it against her."