It was only one week ago that Dean broke Caelynn's heart immediately after giving her a rose at the rose ceremony, when he decided to go home. It was also Caelynn's birthday.
At the time, Dean told Caelynn that while he had strong feelings for her, and was sure that they would have something special if they continued to date, he just was not ready for the commitment. Caelynn was destroyed. For a day. Then she met Connor Saeli and was like, “Who's Dean?” Unfortunately for Connor, Dean was on a mission to win Caelynn back.
"I always just kind of tried to keep you at, like, arm's length I think for my own sake of self-preservation, and then on the night of the rose ceremony, when I left, I made a decision that I thought was best for you, but it wasn't really fair of me to make that decision," Dean told Caelynn. Dean then explained that he flew back to San Diego and did not stop thinking about her during the entire flight. He rented a car and drove to the Grand Canyon, where all he could think about was how badly he wanted Caelynn with him. It was in that moment that he realized he couldn't wait for her time in Paradise to end to tell her how he truly feels and risk losing her to another man.
Back in Paradise, Dean dropped a huge bombshell on Caelynn.
"I think that the only thing that held us back the first time that I was here was the fact that I wasn't receptive to the idea of being in a relationship," Dean told Caelynn. He went on to say, "After a lot of, like, introspection and self-reflection and thought, I decided I need to, like, stop running away from the good things in my life, and I need to turn that around and figure that out, and I want to figure that out with you. And I know it's like a big, heavy thing, but I came here to ask you if you would leave Paradise with me today."
Bachelor Nation could not stop making fun of Dean Tuesday night. Especially since the reality star has been living in a van.
— Reality Tweetz (@BachTweetz) September 4, 2019
— Andy Potter (@Pottman13) August 28, 2019
Guys Dean did not leave Caelynn. He had to go back to LA and move his van because of Monday street parking. #BachelorInParadise
— Elsa O'Callaghan (@elsa_oc) September 4, 2019
So will Caelynn choose to stay in Paradise or leave for Dean's van? We'll have to wait until next week to find out.
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