‘Bachelor in Paradise’: Is Dean Unglert’s Break-Up With Lesley Murphy a Warning for Caelynn Miller-Keyes?

[Spoilers for Bachelor in Paradise ahead!]

There are a few castmembers on Bachelor in Paradise who’ve gotten more attention than others — and Dean Unglert is one of them. While he’s known for his charm and adventurous spirit, he also has quite the reputation. We can’t forget that on a past season of the show, Unglert had a complicated love triangle that resulted in Kristina Schulman getting her heart totally broken. And now that he’s gotten himself into a relationship mess with Caelynn Miller-Keyes, everyone’s wondering what’s going to happen next.

Whether Miller-Keyes and Unglert are girlfriend and boyfriend is still yet to be determined. But a past serious relationship of Unglert’s might give Miller-Keyes some insight into what could happen if she pursues something romantic with him. Here’s what went on with Unglert and ex Lesley Murphy.

Dean Unglert and Lesley Murphy broke up after dating on The Bachelor Winter Games

Dean Unglert and Lesley Murphy
Dean Unglert and Lesley Murphy | Lorenzo Bevilaqua via Getty Images

Dean Unglert and Lesley Murphy hit it off quickly when meeting on The Bachelor Winter Games. Unfortunately, after several months of dating post-Games and getting quite close, the two decided to call it quits. While Unglert seemed ready to take serious steps with Murphy (he asked her to move in with him), their long-distance relationship simply wasn’t working out. And they both reflected on their breakup in Instagram posts.

“Don’t be afraid to be the one that loved the most and give everything you had, because you’ve got to find people who love like you do and who are ready,” Murphy captioned this post regarding the split. “Out with the old, in with the ᴛʀᴜᴇ. It was a long winter, and I’m excited for a new season.”

As for exactly why they split, it seems the distance and traveling were making their romance rocky. “It hasn’t been easy, especially coming from the show where we lived together in a beautiful environment for a couple of weeks to basically being long distance and having to rely on FaceTime and text messages,” Murphy told People.

Unglert warned Miller-Keyes that their lives would be incompatible outside of the show

Those watching the latest season of Bachelor in Paradise know the saga of Unglert and Miller-Keyes well. While Unglert recently returned to the show in hopes of winning Miller-Keyes back, he initially broke her heart on her birthday by telling her their relationship would never work out in the real world. “But after we leave here it’s not going to be like that. Our lifestyles are not going to be compatible coming out of this,” PopCulture reminds us Unglert told Miller-Keyes.

Unglert came on to the show jobless, living out of a van, and seeking adventure instead of serious romance. Given his situation, he’s probably right that he and Miller-Keyes were on totally different pages. But he also has personal experience to take from. While he really cared for Murphy, it seems long distance and traveling is the reason behind their breakup — so he seems to be talking from experience when it comes to why he and Miller-Keyes won’t work.

It looks like Unglert and Miller-Keyes are attempting to make things work

It appears the heart wants what the heart wants. And against Unglert’s better judgment, he returned to Paradise to try and sweep Miller-Keyes off her feet once again after dumping her. We don’t know what Miller-Keyes decides yet on the show, but there’s plenty of evidence that the two are together now. Unglert just posted this photo of him with a piece of tape over his chest — and it has Miller-Keyes’ name on it. Unglert then clued his followers in that they were traveling together with the caption, “missing baggage: if found please return to @caelynnmillerkeyes.”

A source also verified to People that the couple’s doing great post-Paradise. “Things have been going much better between them since they left Mexico together,” the insider said. And since they seem to be traveling together, it seems the distance issue isn’t a problem just yet. Hopefully, Unglert’s downfall with Murphy doesn’t also occur with Miller-Keyes, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens.

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