"You know, I feel bad for him," Galavis explained. "Because at the end of the day… you just get to be with that person for [around] 40 hours, so you don't know them that well."
Galavis, who starred on season 18 of The Bachelor, admitted that he didn't watch Luyendyk Jr.'s season -- or anything season before or after his own -- but he feels for Luyendyk Jr.'s emotional dilemma.
"If he followed his heart and the other one was the girl, I guess it's right," Galavis shared.
During Luyendyk Jr.'s season, the 36-year-old Bachelor narrowed the field of women vying for his attention down to Lauren Burnham and Becca Kufrin, and told both women that he loved them.
While Galavis showed Luyendyk Jr. a degree of understanding over his emotional conflict, he had to admit that the rumors claiming the latest Bachelor broke up with his girlfriend of one year for the chance to compete on the series definitely secured his place on the reality TV bad guy throne.
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Galavis joked that Luyendyk Jr. didn't just steal his crown, "He smashed me!"
During his season, Galavis surprised viewers when he chose Nikki Ferrell as the winner but didn't propose, instead just deciding that he wanted to spend more time with her and get to know her better.
It was a decision Galavis says he still stands by.
"I always remember what Nikki's dad told me: 'If you're gonna propose to my daughter, [you've got to be] 100 percent sure you're gonna marry her,'" he recalled. "And for me, it was very hard because I have a daughter and I was like, 'I think the same way as you do. I hope the guy that proposes to my daughter is gonna marry her, and right now I just need to get to know her better.'"