How Dean Unglert Really Felt About Reuniting With Ex Kristina Schulman on Bachelor in Paradise

As fans will recall, the two formed a relationship on a previous season

By Elyse Dupre Aug 14, 2019 4:05 PMTags

Dean Unglert is back.

The reality star opened up about returning to Bachelor in Paradise—and reuniting with his ex Kristina Schulman—on Wednesday's episode of Help! I Suck at Dating.

As fans will recall, Schulman and Unglert formed a relationship on season four of Bachelor in Paradise. However, she ended up leaving the show after he also formed a romantic connection with Danielle Lombard

While some might expect there to be tension between the exes, Unglert insisted that this wasn't the case. 

"So walking into Paradise for the second time with one of my exes on the beach…you would think it would be a little awkward," he said. "But in all honesty, it wasn't." 

In fact, Unglert texted Schulman before coming on the show and gave her a heads up that he was thinking of joining the cast. He also claimed he would "fully support" her if she formed a relationship with someone on the show.

"I basically was telling her I hope this isn't going to be awkward," he said, summarizing his text. "If you're interested in someone down there, I hope you know that you have my vote of confidence or, like, my vote of support for you."

Fans also watched Unglert pull her aside once he arrived to touch base.

"It really wasn't super awkward," he said.

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While Unglert acknowledged the two have "a lot of history down on that beach," he also noted she has a "history" with Blake Horstmann. As fans are well aware, Schulman told Horstmann she felt disrespected after learning he hooked up with both her and Caelynn Miller-Keyes at Stagecoach.

Speaking of Miller-Keyes, Unglert also discussed his one-on-one date with the season 23 star and how he really feels about Horstmann posting his private text exchange with Miller-Keyes on Instagram.

To hear the full episode, click here.