Bachelor in Paradise's Dean Unglert has no intentions of inviting girlfriend Caelynn Miller-Keyes on his podcast, Help! I Suck at Dating. The two began their quest for love in front of a national audience, and now he's content to keep some aspects of his relationship private.
Unglert didn't come t0 Paradise looking for love this time around, but a date with Miller-Keyes changed his worldview. Traversing the country in his van suddenly seemed empty without the woman he cared about by his side. After dumping Miller-Keyes in Mexico, Unglert made a triumphant return, successfully convincing Miller-Keyes to adopt a lifestyle of infrequent showers and a ramen-based diet. The couple has since posted Instagram photos of themselves in Unglert's van, showing Bachelor Nation that they are still together following their Paradise departure. There is, however, still a Bachelor in Paradise reunion that has to air, so Unglert isn't yet willing to divulge all the details of how their relationship played out post-Paradise.
On Unglert's podcast, which he co-hosts with fellow Bachelor Nation stars Jared Haibon and Vanessa Grimaldi, he firmly stated that he's never going to have Miller-Keyes as on the podcast. He said (via: Cheat Sheet), “It’s a non-negotiable, she’s never gonna be a guest on this podcast and that is final.”
Unglert added his reasoning for such a decision, explaining, "I don’t need other people from the outside looking in judging our relationship that I’m happy in." After navigating five up-and-down relationships in front of a national audience, Unglert, he claims, is taking advantage of the privacy he's afforded.
This decision, of course, could be rooted in Unglert's hustle as a social media influencer. The less the public knows about his relationship with Miller-Keyes, the more eyes will be on his social media accounts to look for updates and speculate about his future. It could also be a sign that he's not sure exactly yet if he and Miller-Keyes have a long-term future. It's rare for Bachelor in Paradise couples to leave the show and not endure an adjustment period as they confront real issues that don't arise on the sunny beaches of Mexico.
Finally, it could simply be exactly what Unglert claims. He doesn't need people to criticize his relationship, especially since he knows there are many who still think Miller-Keyes should have stayed in Mexico and continued to date Connor Saeli. While Miller-Keyes and Unglert come from different walks of life, they seem to be happy so far. Whether Miller-Keyes ever comes on the podcast or not, any Bachelor in Paradise couple that turns a short-term vacation into a long-lasting relationship has it figured out.
The Bachelor in Paradise finale airs September 17 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Source: Cheat Sheet