Dean Unglert and Lesley Murphy were one of the few couples to come out of the recent Bachelor: Winter Games spinoff. But the pair broke up after only a few months of dating, and now Unglert is opening up for the first time about the reasons for the split.

“Sometimes two people aren’t meant to be together and I think neither of us wanted to drag it on longer than we had to,” Unglert revealed to ET. “Like, if this isn’t your forever person, then you should kind of nip it in the bud, and four months to end a relationship is better than 12 months, if it’s not going to marriage and kids and all that kind of stuff.”

Unglert and Murphy met while filming Winter Games in January 2018 and ended the series with a fake proposal that actually turned out to be Unglert giving his girlfriend a key to his house. By early April, cryptic Instagramposts from both hinted at a breakup, and later that month, Unglert confirmed that they had split but declined to comment on the details.

Following the end of the relationship, however, Unglert revealed that he had sought therapy to help him deal with a number of personal issues. The reality star is currently single and told ET that he is still working on areas of growth.

“It’s just not really fair for me to bring someone into a relationship when I’m still uncertain of what I need to be in a happy relationship,” he said. “We’ll see what happens.”

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