Everyone’s (former?) favorite Bachelorette contestant Dean Unglert seemed to screw up his chance at love with the stunning Kristina Schulman on Bachelor in Paradise, but now, it looks as though the pair may have reconciled. The dental hygienist joined her former flame on his new podcast, Help! I Suck At Dating, in September, and after she laid into him about having a “wall up,” he said, “I wish you the best and I’ll talk to you soon, I mean, obviously.”
Dean also revealed to Us Weekly that neither of them is closing the door on the possibility of a relationship. “Kristina’s great. You know, her and I had to sit down and talk to each other and hopefully there’s a time that we can figure it out and see what happens from there. But we’re just for now casually talking and seeing if there’s anything there.”
While we’re still holding out hope for a reunion, it’s going to be a long road to recovery after what Dean put Kris through on Paradise this summer. The blue-eyed cutie was the hottest commodity on the island, and was at the center of a love triangle between Kristina and Danielle Lombard.
As expected, Bachelor Nation was rooting for Dean to end up with Kristina, who stole hearts on The Bachelor when she opened up to Nick Viall about her troubled childhood in Russia. But Danielle was set on making it as hard as possible for the couple.
To recap, Kristina asked Dean out on the very first date of the season, before filming was temporarily halted. When they returned to Mexico, Danielle arrived and all hell broke loose — aka a love triangle formed. Despite having feelings for both women, Dean gave his rose to Kristina, while DLo (as she’s known in the Bach community) got a rose from Ben Zorn.
The drama continued as Dean spent time with both ladies, which led to Kristina eliminating herself. “This is so f–ked up in every way,” she cried alongside BFF Alexis Waters. Dean brought on the waterworks too. “As much as I hate myself for saying this in the first place, I’m just attracted to two people,” Dean said. “I’m sorry for crying but I literally hate myself right now.”
However, fast forward to the finale and Dean turned down the opportunity to spend the night with Danielle in order to pursue a relationship with Kristina off-camera. He even admitted that he was in love with her! Right after the finale, Dean seemingly gave his followers a relationship update on Instagram, captioning a snuggly pic with Kristina, “You were out of my league.” You can say that again, Deanie.
As for Kristina, she has this pinned on her Twitter: “Stop Apologizing. For. Who. U. Are. If you’re sensitive? Be it. If you’re edgy? Be it. Moody AF? Be it. Feelings matter. Don’t apologize.” On the finale, Kristina told Dean “enough is enough” after Danielle revealed that Dean called her just hours after filming ending, and the two developed a relationship outside of Paradise — despite what he said on camera. But clearly, she just can’t stay away!
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