SPOILERS ahead from Bachelor in Paradise 2019 Season 6.
What's the story with drama magnets Dean Unglert and Caelynn Miller-Keyes? Their Bachelor in Paradise 2019 journey takes a strange -- but perhaps predictable -- turn, and then reverses course for what appears to be a happy ending ... off the show.
The Bachelorette alum Dean is a Bachelor in Paradise veteran, and he was Blake-ing before Blake Horstmann was even a gleam in Chris Harrison's eye. In Season 6, his drama is not with Kristina Schulman. It seems mostly with Bachelor Colton alum Caelynn, who was already a major focus of Blake drama earlier in the season (and off the show).
After Bachelor in Paradise finishes its fight drama, we get the rose ceremony where Caelynn gives Dean a rose. (Mike Johnson gave Caelynn his first date, but he gets a rose from Sydney Lotuaco).
After that, Dean gives Caelynn a rose in the third rose ceremony. According to Reality Steve's spoilers, Dean leaves Paradise after giving Caelynn his rose. Apparently he said he didn't see anything progressing after the show, but he wanted to give her a chance to stay. So he leaves, and she cries.
However, enter Connor Saeli. Caelynn is said to give Bachelorette Hannah alum Connor a rose at the fourth rose ceremony. After that, things get interesting once again because Dean returns. Yes, Dean returns while Caelynn is with Connor.
Apparently it's a whole back-and-forth on whether Caelynn will stick with Connor or go back to Dean. She reportedly makes out with Dean and leaves with him, crushing Connor. (Things turn out OK for Connor, though, since he supposedly gets with Bachelor alum Whitney Fransway.)
So Dean and Caelynn leave Bachelor in Paradise together. Now what? Well, it looks like they were recently traveling the world together:
There are other photos of Dean and Caelynn from their travels as well. Plus, TMZ just shared photos of them together in mid-August at a tattoo place. Apparently he was interested in getting another tattoo but she was not. She did not have a ring on her finger, so probably no engagement (yet). Also -- take a deep breath here -- Dean's mustache is gone.
We'll have to wait for more updates after Bachelor in Paradise is finished, but as of now it looks like they are still dating. I need an explanation about the mustache, though.
Dean dodged dating rumors on iHeartRadio's recent "Help! I Suck at Dating" podcast -- because he can't very well spoil how his Bachelor in Paradise story turns out:
I'm not saying whether I am in a relationship now or I'm not, but I went on the show with zero intention to leave the show in a relationship. Almost actually fighting it, to leave in a relationship.
Yeah, if he leaves and comes back, that does sound like an internal struggle. But it also sounds like vintage Dean to not know what he wants and waffle about it. The surprise to me is that Dean and Caelynn still seem to be together. She was into him before the show, though, like so many Bachelor in Paradise stars who have pre-season connections on social media or at Stagecoach.
Catch up on the spoilers for every Bachelor in Paradise 2019 rose ceremony. Bachelor in Paradise Season 6 airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.