‘BIP’: Dean Unglert Says He And Caelynn Miller-Keyes Have ‘Differing Views Of Marriage And Kids’

When Dean Unglert went on this past season of Bachelor In Paradise, he didn’t plan on leaving in a relationship. But Caelynn Miller-Keyes threw a wrench in things.

Now that they’re on the other side of Paradise, Unglert is determined to treat his relationship with Miller-Keyes as though they’re in a “normal” relationship, not a Bachelor relationship.

In an interview with Access last month, Unglert said he was making a point to keep “normal” relationship expecations on his relationship with Miller-Keyes.

Dean Unglert | Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic
Dean Unglert | Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic

“I made a very concerted effort to keep a realistic idea. Like, when you’re in real life, you date for a year, two years, then you begin to realize and think about what the future’s gonna hold. For the first twelve months of a relationship, you’re trying to figure out if you guys are compatible for a life-long partnership. And if you’re not, then maybe it carries on a little longer than you want it to, if you are, then you begin to speak more seriously about everything,” he said.

Unglert continued: “The Bachelor does a really good job of condensing timelines. And it’s great, and it works, obviously. You see a lot of bachelors and bachelorettes that are married and have kids and are happy. But you see a lot of failures as well and it’s because a lot of people rush into it.”

Dean Unglert and Caelynn Miller-Keyes are talking through their different expectations when it comes to marriage and kids

That also means the couple won’t be rushing to the alter anytime soon. In fact, Unglert says he and Miller-Keyes have clashing views on marriage and kids.

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“Her values are a little bit more old fashioned, and I’m not quite there. So because we have differing views of marriage and kids, it’s just, like, a constant conversation that we’re having,” he said in a recent interview with Hollywood Life.

Though Miller-Keyes and Unglert are talking about the future a lot, Unglert says they’re not going to rush into anything.

“We’re four or five months into the relationship, so we’re not going to get ahead of ourselves or anything. I think that we both are just kind of enjoying the time that we have together and seeing what it leads to,” he said.

When will Dean Unglert and Caelynn Miller-Keyes move in together?

Unglert also told the publication that he and Miller-Keyes won’t be moving in together for at least another year.

“We’ve joked about it a few times,” he said when the publication asked him about moving in together. “But I don’t think that we’re going to take that step, or I don’t think that I’m going to move out of the van for a long time. I think I want to spend another 12 months or so in the van, and there’s only room for one person in the van full-time.”

But just because Unglert and Miller-Keyes are taking their time doesn’t mean things aren’t going well. Unglert says they are, and that he’s “optimistic” about their future together.

In the meantime, Unglert’s enjoying the unknown. He says Miller-Keyes is too.

“There hasn’t really been any, like, main talk about what’s going to happen next for us, you know? We kind of like it that way,” he said. “It’s kind of nice to be able to wing it and see what happens!”

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