One of The Bachelor’s most controversial seasons has come to an end! On Monday, Juan Pablo Galavis’ final decision aired on ABC — the single dad gave Nikki Ferrell his final rose. He did not, however, get down on one knee and propose with the 3.5 carat, Neil Lane ring he’d picked out earlier in the episode.
Of course, that decision meant breaking runner-up, Clare Crawley’s, heart. Things went pretty downhill from the beginning of their final date in St. Lucia for the hairstylist, who was angry with The Bachelor for a comment he whispered in her ear. She stuck with him through the date and final rose ceremony, but was none-too-pleased with his rejection. “I’ve saved this moment for the man of my dreams, and I thought that was you,” she told him. “What you just made me go through — I would never want my children having a father like you.”
Clare declined to do a live, sit-down interview with JP during the After the Final Rose show. “I don’t want to sit here on this couch and get fed anymore BS,” she explained.
When Nikki came out, she confirmed that she and Juan Pablo were still together — but he still hadn’t said, “I love you.” This seemed to shock even host Chris Harrison, who confronted the Venezuelan-born reality star about it. “It hasn’t been easy,” he admitted. “What I’m feeling with Nikki is fantastic.”
After the awkward joint interview, it was announced that 26-year-old contestant Andi Dorfman had been named the next Bachelorette. “I feel all in,” she said. “I feel mentally all in, emotionally all in, physically all in. I am in the place in my life where I am just so ready for this.”