This past season of Bachelor in Paradise included all the drama, love, and heartbreak that Bachelor Nation fans expect to see. And when the season first began, we can’t forget that it was Blake Horstmann at the forefront of the chaos. Horstmann notoriously had relations with both Kristina Schulman and Caelynn Miller-Keyes at Stagecoach Festival before Paradise — and neither woman was happy about it. Not only that, but he was also reportedly sending messages to Hannah Godwin and Tayshia Adams before hitting the beach.
While none of the women were happy with Horstmann, it seems Miller-Keyes took it the hardest. And while she’s happy with dating Dean Unglert currently, Unglert mentioned he thinks her reaction to Horstmann was way too much. Here’s what he said.
Caelynn Miller-Keyes and Blake Horstmann had a history before ‘Bachelor in Paradise’
It seems like it was ages ago when the feud between Caelynn Miller-Keyes and Blake Horstmann was first established. When Miller-Keyes entered Paradise, she didn’t communicate with Horstmann at all — and that’s because he “ghosted” her, according to her.
As Miller-Keyes told bartender Well Adams on the beach, “We talked about skipping Paradise and coming out with us, and then he ghosted me. Just like fully stopped communication and now I’m here.” She then added, “And then we saw each other at a music festival. He ended up sweet-talking me and we spent the night together. And we wake up and I’m in his bed and he’s DMing Hannah G. I’m still in his bed, he’s talking about how hot Tayshia is. I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ Like no dude, that’s not OK. And then he was like, ‘I just want to let you know I hooked up with Kristina the night before.'”
Something else went down entirely, according to Horstmann. He agreed the two hooked up and FaceTimed, but they weren’t nearly as serious as Miller-Keyes said they were.
Dean Unglert knew about Miller-Keyes’ texts before Horstmann released them
The story doesn’t end there. After Miller-Keyes alleged that Horstmann completely ghosted their relationship, Horstmann took to Instagram to share his private texts with Miller-Keyes. The texts showed Miller-Keyes telling Horstmann that she just wanted to hook up with no strings attached. As she wrote, “If I come over it’s strictly for sex. Nothing more nothing less.”
Sharing the texts was a bold move on Horstmann’s part that came with a ton of backlash. As he wrote on Instagram, “I NEVER ghosted Caelynn, I NEVER called her a mistake and I absolutely NEVER EVER EVER silenced Caelynn. I never expected to have to do something like this, but after finally seeing the episodes I feel like I have no other choice but to release the text exchanges between her and myself.”
It turns out Unglert knew about the texts before they were released, too. As he said on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast, “I was made aware that he was planning on releasing them [the texts] … and I was like, look man, I know this sucks, like your situation is brutal right now, people are giving you a lot of s*** online about this that’s going on right now, there’s just better ways for you to handle this situation …. it just is like, a tacky thing to do, in my opinion.”
Unglert says he thinks Miller-Keyes overdramatized the whole thing
The whole Horstmann and Miller-Keyes situation was quite messy. And now that the dust is settled, it seems both parties are relatively over it. But Unglert still has his opinions regarding what went down. On the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast, he noted he thinks Miller-Keyes overdramatized the whole ordeal when she arrived in Paradise.
“I’m not saying Caelynn is innocent in all of this,” Unglert noted. “I’ve been pretty critical of her actions … she was overdramatic, right, on the first couple episodes of Bachelor in Paradise with the whole Blake situation, and she knows that.” Unglert then went on to say that he’s had plenty of private conversations with Miller-Keyes about the situation and have been able to hash it out on their own.
“She’s been in the pageant world for so long she needs to try and put on this brave face and to, like, pretend everything’s OK, and I’m constantly trying to remind her, like, ‘look, you can be open and honest with me … I’d rather hear it from you than hear it from someone else,” Unglert added.
It seems Unglert and Miller-Keyes are really making their relationship work, and Horstmann seems to be in a better place now that Paradise is over, too.
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