Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis may go down as the most controversial in the show’s history, and after a contentious After The Final Rose interview sources say that he and “winner” Nikki Ferrell are no longer together.
Season 18 of The Bachelor had controversy from almost the start, with Juan Pablo making homophobic statements off the air and treating the women badly on the show. As the show neared its conclusion, contestant Andi decided to take herself out of the running after Juan Pablo was rude and dismissive, and in the final episode he got an earful from Clare Crowley.
Earlier in the Bachelor finale, Juan Pablo had whispered something to Clare during a date that she said was so offensive she could not repeat it on air.
Juan Pablo ended up picking Nikki, but did not say “I love you” when she said it to him. On the live After The Final Rose interview, Juan Pablo continued to dodge questions of whether he loved Nikki, and was again rude to host Chris Harrison.
Now sources say that Juan Pablo and Nikki were arguing nonstop behind the scenes of the show, and at points couldn’t even be in the same room as each other.
There had been rumors that Juan Pablo might propose to Nikki during the live show, and sources said he even told production staff that he had a “big surprise” planned. But when host Chris Harrison asked if he had anything up his sleeve, an awkward silence ensued and Juan Pablo didn’t get down on one knee.
There are still conflicting reports on whether Juan Pablo and Nikki are together, but insiders say if they’re not broken up yet then it’s just a matter of time.
“I would give it less than a month,” an insider said.
Though the breakup rumors abound, Juan Pablo is trying to put on a good face. On Wednesday he released a video montage for Nikki, while Nikki has lashed out on Twitter against critics of the couple.