‘Bachelor in Paradise’: Why Dean Unglert Finally Appeared in a Podcast With Caelynn Miller-Keyes

When Dean Unglert and Caelynn Miller-Keyes‘ relationship first started following Bachelor in Paradise, Unglert never wanted to do a joint interview with his girlfriend. However, this all changed on Nov. 2 when Miller-Keyes was a guest on the Help I Suck at Dating podcast that Unglert co-hosts with Jared Haibon.

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Caelynn Miller-Keyes and Dean Unglert | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for iHeartMedia

Dean Unglert did not want Caelynn Miller-Keyes on the podcast

The Help I Suck at Dating episode was titled “Caelynn Bares All,” and for the episode, Miller-Keyes was interviewed by Haibon about her relationship with Unglert. At some points during the interview, Unglert jumped in to clarify things or share his thoughts as well.

Originally, Unglert never wanted to do any sort of joint interview with Miller-Keyes for the sake of keeping their relationship private.

“Being in public relationships, people will pick and prod every little bit of an interaction you might have with your significant other during an interview,” he told Haibon. “I’ve had it negatively impact my relationships in the past and so I think that was just like protecting this relationship. And I still am, obviously.”

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Why Caelynn Miller-Keyes appeared on the podcast with Dean Unglert

So why did Unglert change his mind about taking part in a joint interview with Miller-Keyes on Help I Suck at Dating? He lost to Haibon in fantasy football, and as “punishment,” Miller-Keyes had to be a guest on the podcast.

“We agreed that my punishment would be to have Caelynn, my girlfriend, as we all know, be a guest on this podcast,” Unglert said. “And the reason it’s a punishment, because you might be thinking to yourself ‘Why would a punishment entail Dean just bringing his girlfriend on the podcast?’ is because when Caelynn and I first started dating I was very clear that her and I would never do a joint interview together.”

Unglert also acknowledged that the two have been together long enough he does not think appearing on the podcast together would be detrimental to their relationship.

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“I think we’re long enough removed to just kind of take the plunge,” he said.

Once Miller-Keyes appeared, she agreed that she was in a solid place with Unglert and their relationship could handle whatever scrutiny the episode brought from fans.

“I agree, I think we’ve done a good job of not doing joint interviews and now we’re like in a strong place in our relationship. It’s time,” she said.

Where their relationship stands now

Throughout the interview, Haibon asked Miller-Keyes a series of questions about her relationship with Unglert. When asked about the couple’s time following Bachelor in Paradise, Miller-Keyes admitted she was unsure about their relationship.

“No, I knew we had a super strong connection,” she said. “But I was also hesitant because he had just dumped me, he was a little bit afraid of commitment it seemed. I don’t know, our lives seemed very different. So, in the beginning of our relationship, I was just like walking on eggshells almost.”

Despite the uncertainty surrounding their relationship at the beginning, Miller-Keyes said their relationship has only grown since Bachelor in Paradise in 2019.

“He does a really good job of making me feel really secure and confident,” Miller-Keyes said of Unglert.