“I keep thinking about this — when I knew he was The One, when I knew we were gonna get engaged,” Caelynn said in an interview with US Magazine. “I think we just kept talking about it and I kept joking about it. And I think the more I joked about it, the more he was like, ‘OK, maybe I could get married.'”
“I don’t know if that’s what happened in his mind,” Caelynn continued. “That to me is when it switched — just easing the thoughts into him. But then we were like, ‘OK, we actually could get engaged, we could get married and this is something we want.’ So I don’t know if that was a year ago. I have no idea the timeframe, but we’ve been talking about it for a while — about both proposing to each other and getting engaged.”
Dean finally got down on one knee and popped the question late last month.
“I didn’t really feel like I was gonna feel much different once we were engaged, but a friend told me, ‘Enjoy every moment, enjoy the engagement, enjoy the wedding, don’t rush anything,'” Miss North Carolina 2018 continued. “So thankfully, I listened to her cause I was like, ‘I wanna try on dresses, I wanna do all these things before I’m even engaged,’ which is ridiculous. So thankfully I listened.”
Now that the couple are engaged, however, the Miss USA runner-up is jumping into planning.
“We’re in this really fun fiancé phase, and also we’re getting to look at venues. We’re getting to decide where we wanna get married. So it’s been fun,” Caelynn explained, noting that the pair debated a more obscure location before settling on Colorado. “We do want all of our friends there, so we’re gonna get married in Aspen. But then I was like maybe, ‘Bam, maybe here.’And he was like, ‘I have my mind made up,’ and when his mind is made up you can’t talk to him. And I was like, ‘You don’t understand that the wedding process is about a lot of decisions and changing things, so do I just not involve you?’ And he was like, ‘I don’t know.’ So, we’ll see.”
Sounds like their communication needs some work, if he’s already made up his mind about where they’re getting married and won’t even discuss it with her. Red flag, anyone?
Caelynn already has a dress picked out for the engagement party, and appointments scheduled for gowns for the actual nuptials, saying that she wants to have two dresses for the wedding.
As much as I’m happy for the two of them, I still feel that Dean is a free spirit who really doesn’t want to settle down, unless he’s changed a bit since his days on BIP. The couple got off to a tumultuous start when they met in 2019, but ended up leaving the beach together and have been a couple ever since. I wish them well, but can’t shake the feeling that Caelynn‘s fighting an uphill battle to get him to the altar.
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