When he was on The Bachelorette with Rachel Lindsay, Dean Unglert didn't find love, but, on Bachelor In Paradise, he seemed to have too much of it. Dean was part of a Bachelor In Paradise love triangle that kept fans tuning in, but certainly didn't help his reputation. He started the season pursing Kristina Schulman, but couldn't commit and was soon romancing Danielle Lombard, too. He eventually chose to stick around and give love a shot with Danielle L, which is why, as Season 4 nears its finale, fans are wondering if Dean and Danielle L are together after Bachelor in Paradise. That question may have been answered Monday with help from Ellen DeGeneres.
Dean, Danielle L, and Kristina appeared on Ellen together to talk about their love triangle — and, yes, it was awkward, but also pretty informative. The women were quick to comment on feeling misled by Dean, and he fully admitted he could have been more honest with them. "Looking back I could have handled things much better," he said. "I did handle things pretty poorly." He then added that he needed to grow from where he was on the show, especially when it came to being in a relationship.
As for Dean's biggest regret, however, it was letting Kristina go — which doesn't really fare well for his relationship with Danielle L.
While Dean and Danielle L. are still on the show together, it's clear they didn't end up that way after it. The two barely looked at one another during the interview, and Danielle L. seemed over it. And why wouldn't she be? There are plenty of fish in the Paradise sea.
There did still seem to be a spark between Dean and Kristina, which is probably why DeGeneres asked if he'd like to try and rekindle a romance with Kristina once the show's over. "I think I personally have a lot of growth to do," he said. "But she's amazing and I mean we continue to talk and see where that might lead to." This was similar to what Dean said about Kristina to Us Weekly last week:
"She's great. You know, her and I had to sit down and talk to each other and hopefully there’s a time that we can figure it out and see what happens from there. But we’re just for now casually talking and seeing if there’s anything there."
He also didn't hide how he feels about Kristina on Instagram. After Kristina quit the show, he posted a photo of him giving her a sweet embrace. The caption was, "You were out of my league."
Kristina might agree, but she couldn't deny that Dean had a sweet side. She even recalled a story of him offering a towel to Raven Gates when she got out of the ocean so she wouldn't be cold. Is that a sign, perhaps, that Kristina thinks there's some good in him still. Would she try to rekindle things, though? "Only if this guy learns from his mistakes," she said on Ellen.
So, maybe there's no hope for Dean and Danielle L, but for those Deanie Babies who would like to see him make it work with Kristina, it's still a possibility. You know, as long as Dean gets himself together.