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Juan Pablo & Nikki's Wedding Photo (No, It's Not What You Think)

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Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell Attend Weekend Wedding: PHOTO

Originally posted 03/17/2014 07:00AM

It's too soon to tell whether The Bachelor's Juan Pablo Galavis will end up at the altar with Nikki Ferrell, but the pair did end up at a wedding.

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Bachelor's Juan Pablo Galavis: 'That Guy on TV Is Not Me'

The Bachelor's Juan Pablo Defends His Choices: 'I'm Not a Bad Guy!'

Originally posted 03/16/2014 03:00PM

Even after 18 seasons of the smash franchise, perhaps no Bachelor has earned as much tabloid ink for his on- (and off-) camera -behavior as Juan Pablo Galavis.

Since this season's premiere, the Venezuelan sports consultant, and single dad to daughter Camila, has been mired in near constant controversy. He has provoked the ire of die-hard fans for some questionable comments off-air as well as the on-air rage of the women he was supposed to be wooing.

His first runner-up, Clare Crawley, upon being let go after Galavis, 32, had reassured her of a possible future together, snapped, "I would never want my children having a father like you." But his decision not to propose to his final pick, pediatric nurse Nikki Ferrell, 27, just may be what pushes many of the show's more than 8 million viewers over the edge.

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Juan Pablo's Bachelor Blog: It's Time to Say Goodbye – and Meet the Real Me | The Bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis

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UpdatePosted 03/15/2014 10:30PM

Juan Pablo Galavis's Bachelor Blog: It's Time to Say Goodbye – and Meet the Real Me

Originally posted 03/15/2014 10:00AM

Juan Pablo Galavis, former pro soccer player, single father and star of this season's The Bachelor, blogged for PEOPLE.com each week about the ladies, the dates and the difficult decisions he faced. You can follow Juan Pablo on Twitter on Twitter and on Instagram @JuanPaGalavis.

My bachelor adventure comes to an end, but now I'm thrilled and so grateful that real life – and the real journey of Nikki, me and our life together – really begins.

As my experience ended, I finally sat down for a second to analyze how everything started and how everything ended. I decided to take the chance to be The Bachelor, even though it was something that I had never thought I would do because I had never seen the show before. I had only watched 20 minutes of one and I thought, "This is so cheesy," but I decided to give it a shot on The Bachelorette.

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Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell's Affectionate Date Night in Miami

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Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell's Affectionate Date Night in Miami

Originally posted 03/13/2014 06:35PM

Actions speak louder than words for Juan Pablo Galavis.

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The Bachelor's Juan Pablo Posts Video Tribute to Nikki

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The Bachelor's Juan Pablo Galavis Posts Romantic Video Tribute to Nikki Ferrell

Originally posted 03/13/2014 02:00PM

Is this Juan Pablo Galavis's way of saying "I love you"?

The polarizing Bachelor star released a YouTube video on Tuesday honoring his relationship with winner Nikki Ferrell and titled "Adventures in Loving You."

Galavis picked – but did not propose to – Ferrell on the finale, and though the two were still a couple during the After the Final Rose special, the former soccer pro wouldn't say whether he loves her.

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Melissa Rycroft Thanks Juan Pablo Galavis for Being Controversial

Melissa Rycroft Thanks Juan Pablo Galavis for Being Controversial

Originally posted 03/13/2014 07:45AM

"He took the heat off of our season," the reality star jokes of her and Jason Mesnick's infamous live TV breakup

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Cover Story First Look: Juan Pablo Fires Back

Cover Story First Look: Juan Pablo Fires Back

Originally posted 03/12/2014 11:00AM

"I am not the bad guy," the controversial Bachelor star tells PEOPLE – be the first to read this week's cover story!

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Juan Pablo: Why I Didn't Propose to Nikki

The Bachelor's Juan Pablo Galavis: I Want to Know a Lot More About Nikki Ferrell

Originally posted 03/12/2014 08:00AM

The setting (St. Lucia) was paradise. The ring (3.5 carats!) was picture perfect. But to the shock and surprise of Bachelor viewers, Juan Pablo Galavis did not propose to his final rose recipient, Nikki Ferrell, on the show's 18th season finale.

The couple gave an exclusive interview and photo shoot to PEOPLE, then swiftly declined to do any other press. (Chris Harrison likely understands why.) In their sole sitdown, Galavis remained laid-back about the show's outcome.

"You go on [The Bachelor] thinking if there is the connection, you propose," Galavis, 32, tells PEOPLE. "But I don't feel there's a need to propose to somebody if I don't feel 100 percent. I didn't know Nikki. I want to know more, a lot more."

For her part, Ferrell, 27, is happy to just be Galavis's girlfriend – for now.

"Had he gotten down on one knee, I absolutely would have said yes. But having a ring on my finger wouldn't stop us from breaking up," she says in an interview with PEOPLE. "What's going to keep us together is having a real relationship. I'd rather have him propose when he feels it's right."

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Cover Story First Look: Juan Pablo Fires Back – 'I Am Not the Bad Guy'

Cover Story First Look: Juan Pablo Fires Back – 'I Am Not the Bad Guy'

Originally posted 03/12/2014 11:00AM

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Bachelor Finale Style Recap: It's Time to Talk About the Dresses

Bachelor Finale Style Recap: It's Time to Talk About the Dresses

Originally posted 03/11/2014 05:30PM

Nikki's thigh-high slit! Clare's green goddess moment! Andi's sequin stunner! See the looks that have us buzzing

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