How Bachelor Nation Went From Hating to Adoring Caelynn Miller-Keyes

by Jeremy Spirogis
Caelynn Miller-Keyes and Colton Underwood

Bachelor Nation first met Caelynn Miller-Keyes on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor. One of the extra dramatic plotlines of Underwood’s season was the feud between Miller-Keyes and future bachelorette Hannah Brown.

Caelynn Miller-Keyes and Colton Underwood
Caelynn Miller-Keyes and Colton Underwood | Rick Rowell/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

Caelynn Miller-Keyes on ‘The Bachelor’

It turned clear that Miller-Keyes and Brown had a historical past that stemmed from their pageant days. Both girls instructed Underwood that the opposite wasn’t to be trusted. Well, Brown instructed the bachelor that Miller-Keyes was a liar, and Miller-Keyes instructed Underwood that Brown was jealous of her. The challenge by no means actually bought resolved within the present and, today, the ladies aren’t pals, however they’re cordial.

Any feud in Bachelor Nation tends to fire up sturdy emotions amongst followers. Some folks have been workforce Beast and a few have been workforce Miller-Keyes. Later within the season, Miller-Keyes and Cassie Randolph (the eventual season winner) have been accused of happening the present “for the wrong reasons.” That additionally didn’t sit nicely with some followers as collaborating “for the wrong reasons” is among the gravest cardinal sins amongst Bachelor followers.

Caelynn Miller-Keyes’ dramatic season of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

Then, Miller-Keyes went on Bachelor in Paradise and issues actually bought messy. She accused Blake Horstmann of treating her like a “dirty secret” as a result of they’d been speaking previous to the present and he or she felt he’d been ignoring her ever since she arrived. In an try and defend his status, Horstmann launched personal textual content messages between him and Miller-Keyes to point out that the character of their relationship had been informal.

Once the Blake drama blew over on the present, Miller-Keyes fashioned a reference to Dean Unglert. Unglert has himself a robust, loyal fan base. His followers weigh in on any girl he begins to type a reference to, for higher or for worse. When Unglert and Miller-Keyes began spending time collectively in Mexico, Unglert’s followers have been apprehensive the previous magnificence pageant queen wouldn’t take to the “van life.” Those followers have been relieved when the journey blogger left.

So Miller-Keyes fashioned a reference to Connor Saeli. But simply as issues have been heating up between the brand new couple, Unglert got here again for Miller-Keyes. He requested her to depart the present with him so that they may very well be collectively. Ultimately, Miller-Keyes determined to comply with her coronary heart and go along with Unglert, leaving Saeli heartbroken. Some followers had a tough time with that, too.

On falling for Dean Unglert

For a number of months after Bachelor in Paradise aired, followers remained skeptical of Miller-Keyes and Unglert. Were they actually an excellent match?

But Miller-Keyes and Unglert are nonetheless fortunately collectively today. Life’s thrown them some curveballs (Unglert’s ski accident, for one) they usually’ve solely come out stronger. The preliminary worries some followers had about their compatibility have melted away. Miller-Keyes has confirmed to be fairly the outdoorswoman who’s taken to van life like a champ and Unglert appears to be studying the best way to be a loving, extra selfless accomplice.

They’ve each finished a whole lot of rising over the previous yr, and rising collectively.

“I think we’ve learned a lot from each other. I know I’ve learned a ton. I’ve grown into a new version of myself, a version that I like so much more and I challenge him, too. It’s a very unique relationship that people wouldn’t expect to work but it does,” Miller-Keyes mentioned on former bachelor Nick Viall’s podcast, The Viall Files.

Today, Miller-Keyes and Unglert aren’t any drama. They’re in love they usually’re doing their factor. Fans haven’t any alternative however to stan.

Bachelor Nation could be manner too harsh on the franchise’s stars (there’s no excuse for cyberbullying). But the fan base additionally loves to observe contestants evolve as folks. It’s clear that followers are actually glad to see Miller-Keyes glad.

Read extra: ‘The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart’: Savannah Says She ‘Had a Hard Time Figuring out What [Julia’s] Motivation Was’ in Their Confrontation

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