It’s no secret Juan Pablo Galavis didn’t leave his season of The Bachelor smelling like roses. His final coffin’s nail was knocked in at his season’s “After the Final Rose” special on March 10, an episode it sounds like even host Chris Harrison would like to forget.
“I haven’t talked to him,” Chris tells Parade. Our favorite V-necked wearing sweater boy added that while he may not be on speed dial for Juan Pablo and the Season 18 winner (that the right word?) Nikki Ferrell, he says last he heard, the Bachelor and his lady were still doing their thing.
Indeed, they do seem to spend a lot of time out and about, and even just took a roadtrip up and down the West Coast! While the main purpose was to make an appearance at a fundraiser against cancer, they also made time to stop into the set of Dancing With the Stars for a taping of the show. (And perhaps get their names in the hat for next season?)
“I know they’re together. They’re doing well,” Chris says of the couple, citing producers and other folks on the show as his insiders. “That’s the ironic thing in all of this,” he adds. “The ultimate goal is to have a relationship and they do.”
True enough but is it a relationship we’d want to be in? Jury’s still out on that one with Chris saying he doubts JPG has used a certain little four-letter word that starts with “l” and isn’t “loco.”
“Has he told her he loves her? I don’t know, I hope so by now, but I don’t know if he has, and I don’t think he has,” Chris says. Chris is probably right seeing as just a couple weeks ago, Juan Pablo talked to OK! about how he’s not trying to “force falling in love” with Nikki. Which, if you ask us, is complete crazy talk. Look at her — who would have to force anything? But whatever, JPG. It’s OK.
So, while Chris hasn’t exactly hopped a plane to help them figure things out, he’s not harboring any ill will. The host concludes, “They seem happy and I wish them the best, I really do. I’m not mad at him, I don’t dislike him, I don’t dislike Nikki whatsoever, I wish them the best.”
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