The drama unfolded on a recent Instagram post by The Wash, where Wells explained why former MAFS stars Erin Bateman and Bryce Moore—among the handful of surviving couples—would not appear on the upcoming Married At First Sight: All-Stars Reunion Special.
Taking the opportunity to put his two cents in, Wells said: “At the meeting, we said that only people from seasons five and six were asked, because those were the seasons with the highest ratings."
The comments caught the attention of former MAFS star, Bella Fritz, who appeared in the show's third season.
“@deanwells, because you guys broke the rules,” Fritz wrote, and Dean replied, “@bellafrizza ha-ha, I didn’t know there were rules that I had never seen nonsense before I was on it."
A fan couldn't help but jump into the conversation, pointing out to Wells that cheating on someone shouldn't have to be a "rule."
While some might have taken offence to such a comment, Wells thanked the commenter and called himself an "innovator" for his actions.
"Look, I don't want to talk myself up too hard or anything, but I guess you could say in that respect I was somewhat of an innovator," he wrote.
“Thank you. It's rule breakers that change the world.”
It's hard to tell if Dean actually believes what he's spouting out, or if he's simply doing it to get some promotion for the podcast.
Either way, one thing remains certain about the "most controversial reality TV contestant of all time": he's damn entertaining.