Dean Unglert may have said goodbye to Rachel Lindsay on Monday night’s episode of The Bachelorette, but he still has her best interests at heart.
ET’s Lauren Zima spoke with the 26-year-old startup recruiter during a Facebook Live interview on Tuesday, where he opened up about Lindsay’s final three men — and which one has raised some “red flags.”
“In my eyes, from what I saw, I think [Lindsay] would be incredibly happy with Peter or Eric, but I think that she is very much in lust with Bryan right now,” Unglert revealed, adding that he doesn’t actually know who Lindsay picks. “I could see her making that emotional decision based off that.”
“I can understand skepticism [about Bryan] from a viewer’s perspective,” he continued. “I keep seeing these red flags everywhere with Bryan. I think just the heart eyes on Rachel are kind of blinding her a little bit… He definitely knows how to say the right things at the right times.”
As for concerns that Lindsay’s other frontrunner, Peter, might not be ready to commit, Unglert said that he’s just “very traditional.”
“He’s a hopeless romantic, so the idea of falling in love in two months, it’s not impossible,” he explained. “I just think it’s a big obstacle for him to overcome.”
While things didn’t work out with Lindsay, Unglert did get a second shot at finding love on season four of Bachelor in Paradise, which recently wrapped production following this summer’s scandal. The reality star wouldn’t say whether or not he’s currently single, but did weigh in on what it was like to resume production following the show’s shutdown.
“[The cast] all made sure to handle everything delicately and move forward,” he said, adding that the season’s first promo, which declared “Paradise was found” was a “surprising” approach. “People were pretty bummed that Paradise was [supposedly] off the air, so it’s nice that we were able to get back to it, and put a show on for them.”
Cast members Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, who were at the center of the Paradise scandal, both confirmed last week that they would be returning to the series for an upcoming reunion show — which Unglert expects to be a “riot.”
“I can only imagine the inflow of questions that will be presented to them,” he shared. “I just want to hear their sides of the story.”
Unglert will first reunite with Jackson during Friday’s taping of The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All, where he thinks Jackson will undoubtedly receive a warmer welcome than another controversial cast member, Lee Garrett.
“Everyone’s Team DeMo. We all are very sympathetic for the situation that he was put in,” Unglert said. “Obviously his exit out of The Bachelorette wasn’t necessarily the most graceful, but he’s had it rough the past couple of months. He’s got a good heart, he’s just kind of an idiot sometimes. But, I mean, we all are like that. I think he’ll be fine.”
As for the campaign to choose Unglert as the next Bachelor, he said it would be an “honor.”
“I think it’s something you have to address on a case-by-case basis,” he added. “I think I have a lot of maturing I need to do myself, but I would never immediately say no to any opportunity. We’ll see.”
The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
Unglert may be open to being the next Bachelor, but Lindsay told ET earlier this week that she doesn’t want to see anyone from her season in the role.
Find out why in the video below.
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