'The Bachelor: After The Final Rose' Gets Heated
By ZACH SEEMAYER
March 10, 2014
Did Juan Pablo Galavis actually find love on The Bachelor? Immediately following the big finale on Monday night, Juan Pablo caught up with the ladies of the show, Clare Crawley and Nikki Ferrell, for what became a very heated The Bachelor: After The Final Rose reunion.
It should come as no surprise to those watching this season, that things got awkward.
First out was the spurned Clare, who said that telling Juan Pablo off in Saint Lucia was an eye-opening moment for her, because she had never stood up to a man before. "I don't want to sit here on this couch and get fed any more BS," she said, declining to sit with The Bachelor when he came out to chat with host Chris Harrison.
Juan Pablo showed up next to a luke-warm welcome and a smattering of applause. He addressed the Clare controversy, but refused to speak badly about the romantic runner-up, expressing that he was just happy the strenuous show had finally reached its finale. "I made the decision that was best for me, and it is what it is."
Nikki then came out after Juan Pablo, and the question on everyone's mind was: Are they still together? Nikki revealed that they are still dating, and that, despite everything, Juan Pablo has yet to say those three little words.
Finally, the moment audiences were waiting for, Nikki and Juan Pablo took the stage together, and though Harrison attempted to get Juan Pablo to tell the world that he loves Nikki, he refused. "I'm not going to answer that question," he said. "People don't understand that this is real life. ...We are happy we had the opportunity. It's been tough. ...It hasn't been easy. What I'm feeling with Nikki is fantastic."
Juan Pablo added, "We are so done [with this show.]"
Harrison kept pushing the question, which only made Juan Pablo more combative. In the end, the only "big surprise" this Bachelor had for fans was simply that he and Nikki were still happy together.
"I'm sorry the show didn't end up the way you guys wanted it to," he said. "We're taking it slow and now only real life will tell."
Juan Pablo and Nikki refused to specifically answer what their plans were after The Bachelor, but both said they hoped they can now be together openly, while also enjoying their privacy.
What did you think? Will Juan Pablo and Nikki last?
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