Juan Pablo: You Were Right Not To Propose On ‘The Bachelor’

Wed, March 12, 2014 7:24pm EDT by 18 Comments

Juan Pablo, we may not agree with your ungentlemanly behavior toward Clare Crawley, BUT you made the right decision when you decided not to  propose to Nikki Ferrell. Marriage should be forever, so you need to be 100 per cent sure!

Bachelor fans, you may be hating on Juan Pablo Galavis for refusing to give in to what producers and viewers wanted — a proposal on the show’s finale or After the Final Rose special. That’s because many Bachelor viewers want their ultimate romantic fantasy to come true on the show — a couple to fall deeply, madly and truly in love!

Juan Pablo Didn’t Propose To Nikki Ferrell On ‘The Bachelor’ — Why He Was Right

That’s what happened last season when Sean Lowe and contestant Catherine Giudici made a cosmic connection, and they are now happily married.

But let’s be honest — Sean Lowe was the exception to the Bachelor rule. Eight Bachelors have NOT proposed. Sean just raised the bar on expectations.

Juan Pablo, on the other hand, may not have been the best Bachelor ever — but he certainly was the most honest. He said he wasn’t ready to say the words, “Will you marry me?” or “I love you,” to Nikki Ferrell, The best he could offer her was to say that he liked her, “a lot..

His reasons made perfect sense: He didn’t have time in the six weeks of filming The Bachelor to get to know Nikki enough; he has a four-year-old daughter, Camila, to think about; and finally, he didn’t want to disrespect Nikki by doing something he wasn’t 100 percent sure about. He had promised her father that. Think about it in non-tv terms – Juan Pablo actually makes huge sense. Marriage is a very serious commitment and should be made for a lifetime.

Proposing to a woman simply for drama or for ratings is cynical and dishonorable and, ultimately, hurtful. We need to respect that.

However, Juan Pablo did make the commitment to get to know Nikki better, and the video montage that he posted on YouTube proved that he followed through with that. The four-minute clip lovingly details the time that the couple has spent together over the past four months since filming the show has ended.

Juan Pablo Has Already Told Nikki Ferrell ‘I Love You’ In Their Private Life

Juan Pablo has actually written a song, “Adventures In Loving You,” for Nikki — talk about a beautiful, romantic gesture! But it also shows that the pair have been learning about each other and they like what they’ve discovered.

Plus, HollywoodLife.com has discovered that Juan Pablo actually has uttered those three all-important words, “I love you,” to Nikki in their private life.

I’m not going to get involved in the politics of why the Bachelor refused to reveal his love on the After the Final Rose special, but that’s really unimportant in “real life.”

In “real life,” Juan Pablo did what was right for himself, for his daughter, and for Nikki by refusing to be railroaded into a proposal and possible marriage that wasn’t based on mutual love, understanding, common interests and values.

That’s what “real” proposals and marriages are based on — not a TV show!

Do you agree, HollywoodLifers? Did Juan Pablo do the right thing? Let me know.

— Bonnie Fuller

More ‘The Bachelor':

  1. Nikki Ferrell Speaks Out: Why I’m Fine With Not Getting A Proposal
  2. Juan Pablo ‘Disappointed’ By Clare’s ‘Childish’ Reaction To Elimination
  3. Juan Pablo’s ‘After The Final Rose’ Surprise: He Backed Out Of His Proposal