Dean Still Has Feelings For Kristina, But How Does She Feel After 'Bachelor In Paradise'?

by Alaina Urquhart-White
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There are a lot of things that I am unsure of when it comes to Season 4 of Bachelor In Paradise, but I think that I can say with absolute certainty that Dean and Kristina will not be getting back together after BiP. After the bombshell claim Danielle L. dropped during the finale after show, I think it sealed their fate as exes for life. That's not to say that Dean isn't regretting his actions or his decision to forgo a relationship with Kristina for Danielle. L., but Kristina seems to be completely done with his shenanigans.

Honestly, I actually felt a pang of emotion for Dean when he sent Danielle L. packing during the finale. He was crying his eyes out and he was woefully regretting every action that led to him losing and truly hurting Kristina. He seemed genuine and heartbroken. He almost had me. Then the show brought him on stage during the after show and he became the Dean fans have grown to loathe all season again. But the ladies were not letting him get off that easy. Kristina laid into him about how he treated her and how strongly she had felt about their relationship before his actions. She then told him that no matter what he did, she will always have a special place in her heart for him because of what they shared. Again, for a second, I was feeling like there could be a chance for reconciliation between Dean and Kristina. Then Danielle L. dropped some alleged info, which changed things a bit.

Danielle L. said, "If you were saying that you were in love with Kristina the whole time and that you love her, and we left the show ... immediately after, like within an hour, you called me." She then went on to claim that they met up and had a relationship after Paradise. She questioned his motives and asked if he was just trying to bounce between them. My favorite part of this exchange was Kristina saying, "Careful Dean, with what you say ... it's like, are you still flip flopping us both? Because, I don't know what you are doing."

Dean apologized for continuing his indecision into real life, but the damage has been done. It is pretty clear that these two are not going to be giving it another shot anytime soon. Still, in an interview Monday morning on The Ellen Show, Dean and Kristina were asked if they would give it another go. Dean said he has a lot of growing to do but that "I hope that we continue to talk and see where that might lead." Kristina said she'd consider a relationship "only if this guy learns from his mistakes."

So, for now, it seems like Dean's love for Kristina is pretty one sided, and he may have missed his shot.