Caelynn and Dean, who fell in love on Bachelor in Paradise's sixth season in Summer 2019, recently bought a home together in Las Vegas and adopted a dog named Alastor, and they continue to travel the world as a couple.
It appears Caelynn would eventually like to tie the knot and start a family, but Dean said on a November 2021 episode of his "Help! I Suck at Dating" podcast, "I've made it pretty clear to her. I was like, 'If you really want to get married, you should be the one proposing to me,' so I think she's got something in the works for that."
Caelynn reacted to her boyfriend's comment in a recent Q&A session with fans she posted on her YouTube channel.
"When Dean first said that, I thought, 'Okay, [it's] another thing Dean is saying to break the mold.' Sometimes he says things just for a reaction, and he'll admit that. I thought that's kind of what he was doing," Caelynn explained.
"But the more I thought about it, the more I loved it, because traditionally, he would propose to me. That's something I've dreamt of for so long, and that's something that he doesn't get -- a day that's catered to him and this special moment where he's really thought of. That's when I was like, 'Oh my gosh, I love this.'"
Caelynn therefore suggested she's onboard with popping the question to Dean!
"So I love the idea of planning this extravagant -- well, not extravagant, because he doesn't like to be the center of attention -- but just this thing that's all about him. So after I really thought about it, I am really, really into it," Caelynn said.
"We're in a partnership, so we both should be proposed to!" she added.
"And having a dog as challenging as Alastor has proved to the both of us that we're not ready for kids yet!"
Although Caelynn and Dean's future wedding date has yet to be determined, Caelynn already has the perfect venue in mind.
"Lake Como [in Italy], for sure. I want to get married there so bad," Caelynn said when asked about her dream wedding location.
"When we went last summer, I told [Dean], 'This is the place,' and we've talked about it since. It would be hard to get our family out there. We'd definitely want to keep it small, maybe like 15 people max. So it would just be a challenge of getting everyone there."
Dean revealed on his podcast in February how he and Caelynn would both change their last names when they get married.
Dean said he previously looked into changing his last name to honor his late mother, and so he and Caelynn both agreed to change their last names to "Bell," his mother's maiden name, when that time comes.
The happy couple made an appearance on Season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise last summer to give the season's new couples relationship advice, and the show's producers apparently suggested Dean should get down on one knee while in Mexico since it's where the pair had met and begun dating.
"When we were down there, the producers -- they, like, pulled me aside and they're like, 'Hey, Dean, you should totally propose to Caelynn on the last day of the show,'" Dean recalled on his "Help! I Suck at Dating" in October 2021.
"I was like, 'Are you serious? You're telling me this literally the day before we were supposed to go down and film this episode,'" Dean shared.
"The producers are not bashful when it comes to trying to encourage people to propose."
After falling hard and fast for each other on Bachelor in Paradise's sixth season, Dean and Caelynn began traveling the world together.
But they decided to put down roots and live a more traditional life in 2021.
Dean and Caelynn became homeowners and moved into their new place in Summerlin, Las Vegas in April 2021 after living in Dean's van.
"No relationship can ever compare to the relationship we're in... He brings out this different side of me and he makes me more adventurous, and I just embrace different sides of me that I never had before," Caelynn told Us Weekly in Spring 2021.
During a June 2020 appearance on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons -- Ever!, Dean and Caelynn opened up about how serious their relationship truly is, even though they're not legally wed on paper.
"Dean, I see a ring on your finger. I am going to ask you once and for all, for Bachelor Nation, are you guys married?" the franchise's former host Chris Harrison asked.
"Well, listen Chris, here's the thing. I don't think in my opinion -- I don't need the title of 'husband' to show the world I'm committed to one person," Dean said.
"And so the fact I'm wearing the ring is showing just that, that I'm committed to Caelynn and only Caelynn... I've been wearing it for probably the last six or so months."
Dean pointed out that Caelynn wears a "fun little ring as well," adding, "It's our way of telling the world -- or the people that we're around -- that we are committed to each other."
"And for her, too, I think it's one of those comforting things where you can wake up in the morning and see that your partner is wearing that ring," he explained. "And, yes, they know I'm committed to them and vice versa... We are in this for the long haul, there's no going back."
Caelynn added at the time, "It's just nice to know that we are in this strong, committed relationship without necessarily having to get the government involved, as [Dean] likes to say."
Dean summed up his relationship with Caelynn as "opposites attract," saying they both bring out positive traits in each other and are "both fortunate" it just works.
Caelynn and Dean's relationship seemed to move in a serious direction in late 2019 after the former beauty pageant queen stayed by Dean's side when he was hospitalized in the Swiss Alps following a serious skiing accident.
Caelynn apparently traveled to Switzerland to pick Dean up from the hospital and take care of him as he recovered from a dislocated hip, fractured femur and surgery that required four screws to be put inside his body.
Dean and Caelynn found each other in Paradise after she competed for Colton Underwood's heart on The Bachelor's 23rd season. Dean had been on multiple The Bachelor spinoffs after initially appearing on Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette.
Dean previously gushed to Us his relationship with Caelynn is "monumentally different" from other women he's dated in the past. Dean was previously linked to Kristina Schulman, Danielle Lombard and Lesley Murphy from The Bachelor world alone.
"She's very intelligent and compassionate. I am able to be myself around her and she's able to be herself and that's how we create synergy and build around each other," Dean explained of his love.
"For the first time in my Bachelor franchise relationship history, I feel like I'm able to say what I want, do what I want, and allow my partner to build with me while I'm doing that."
"That's never going to happen," Dean told Us at the time.
"She does joke around about us getting married all the time, and I always say, 'Sorry, it's not going to happen.' I don't know, I'm super unconventional and she obviously is a little more conventional."
"We joke around about it," he added. "Just try to keep expectations to a minimum, you know? Like I said on the show, underpromise, overdeliver."