Bachelor Nation stars Dean Unglert and Caelynn Miller-Keyes are engaged after more than three years of dating.
Dean, 31, indicated he planned to propose before the release of the latest episode of his podcast Help out! I’m bad at datingand multiple outlets confirmed he asked the question after it was dropped.
The lovebirds initially joined the Bachelor franchise by taking part in the main series and The Bachelorette, but it wasn’t until they both starred in Bachelor In Paradise in 2019 that they got to know each other.
Congratulations! Bachelor In Paradise stars Dean Unglert, 31, and Caelynn Miller-Keyes, 27, are engaged, multiple outlets confirmed on Tuesday; seen on Bachelor In Paradise
On the most recent episode of his podcast, which appears to be released on Sunday, Dean revealed that his proposal to Caelynn, 27, was imminent.
The reality star admitted that he had to get a temporary engagement ring after he lost the original, which included a 4.5 carat emerald cut diamond.
“I have no idea where it is,” he admitted.
“It might be in the garage somewhere, but hey, the moral of the story is don’t put your engagement rings in the junk drawer,” he joked via People. “So I had to take a break to buy a placeholder ring, but it’s not as nice as the first one was.”
But even with the setback, Dean said he still planned to make a proposal, which he said would happen within days of the shoot.
“It will happen by the time this podcast airs,” he stated, before softening his stance a bit. ‘Could be. Maybe the day after it airs.’
Setting up a timeline: Dean revealed on his podcast Help! I Suck At Dating that he planned to propose after replacing his lost ring with a cheaper placeholder, though he confirmed it wouldn’t air until he did the deed; seen in 2019 in Inglewood
Tumultuous Encounter: Dean and Caelynn met on Bachelor In Paradise, but he initially broke up with her because he thought his lifestyle was incompatible. But he returned and she agreed to leave the show with him
Dean’s co-host Jared Haibon replied that they should definitely keep the episode “until we know” he proposed or else Caelynn would find out his secret, but Dean confirmed it would go to the fans until he did the deed .
“I wasn’t going to share that little bit of information today, but you guys got it out of me,” he added.
So far, both Dean and Caelynn have remained mum on their engagement apart from his podcast admission.
Dean was a late addition to Bachelor In Paradise, and he joined the series with other former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants in the second week of the 2019 season.
Though the two clicked almost immediately, he initially left Caelynn with a sour feeling after ending the budding relationship on her birthday after finding that they weren’t a good fit.
“Our lifestyle will not be compatible with this. And I don’t want to give you something that doesn’t make you happy,” he confessed to her, referring to the fact that he lived in a van for much of his time. “I just think you deserve someone better than me, to be honest.”
Turnaround: Although Dean has since changed his tune, he claimed the marriage was not in the cards for the couple early in their relationship
Still, in week five, he returned to ask her to leave the show with him. After playing on the field and trying her options, she joined him and tried his life on the road.
Though Dean has since changed his tune, he claimed the marriage wasn’t in the cards for the couple early on in their relationship.
“She jokes about us getting married all the time, and I always say, ‘Sorry, it’s not going to happen,'” he said. Us Weekly in 2019. “I don’t know, I’m super unconventional and she’s obviously a bit more conventional. We joke about it. Just try to keep expectations to a minimum, you know? Like I said on the show, underpromise, overdeliver.’
But in early 2020, Dean sparked speculation that he and Caelynn had secretly married when he was spotted wearing what looked like a wedding ring.
Baby steps: They sparked speculation about a secret marriage when they saw rings worn on their fingers, but they revealed it was just a sign of commitment; seen in 2020 in Burbank
Months later, he revealed that they had both started wearing bands as a sign of devotion to each other, even though they were not married.
He started wearing a hair band on his ring finger, just to ward off women. … And I liked the idea,” Caelynn explained in The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever. “And then we just talked about getting rings. It’s just nice to know that we have a strong, committed relationship with no government involvement, as Dean likes to say.”
In April 2021, the two had calmed down a bit when they bought a house in Las Vegas together.
Earlier this year, Dean revealed that the two had started shopping for engagement rings, indicating it wouldn’t be long before he asked the question.