While Dean isn’t loved by everyone - Georgia Love’s fiance Lee Elliott recently called him a "sexist, chauvinistic bigot" - those close to the MAFS villain actually have some pretty nice things to say about him. Including his ex-’wife’ Tracey.
When Lee ripped into Dean on social media, she came to Dean’s defence, calling him a "great person".
"It’s just a shame others will try and bring you down, the people that know you, know the truth of the great person you are - and as your friend for the past two years is a testament to that.... you’re going to tear up that dance floor 😉," she said.
According to 10 Daily, Dean says he's learned from his MAFS experience and has been focusing on bettering himself since the show. Excited to show Australia a different side to him, he said, "This show is even more of a chance to really knuckle down, challenge myself, and become a stronger, fitter, smarter person. And hopefully a better human being."