01:15 PM EDT 10/23/2014
Originally posted 10/22/2014 08:00PM
During the latest season of VH1's Couples Therapy, viewers have watched former Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis and girlfriend Nikki Ferrell struggle over how he expresses his affection. (Hint: He still hasn't said "I love you".)
But Jenn Berman, the no-nonsense psychotherapist behind the show, says they're coming along as a couple.
"Juan Pablo and Nikki have evolved through their therapy," she tells PEOPLE. "But there's more work to be done. There are some specific things about Juan Pablo that have caused him to hold back, but both he and Nikki open up more and more as they go through therapy."
Originally posted 10/15/2014 10:30AM
Juan Pablo Galavis is used to public scrutiny of his relationships. When he was on The Bachelor, the former soccer player, 33, drew fire for declining to propose to girlfriend Nikki Ferrell at the end of the season.
Now appearing on Couples Therapy, he has taken a lot of heat for waiting to say "I love you" to Ferrell.
The backlash has been brutal – and not just for Galavis. After a recent episode, Twitter erupted with hateful tweets aimed at Ferrell, 27, calling her names for staying in the relationship. It got so overwhelming that Ferrell, who admits to being hurt by online chatter, suspended her Twitter account.
Despite the online drama, Galavis tells PEOPLE that he and Ferrell are still going strong. In an exclusive interview, he talks to PEOPLE about reality TV, Internet bullies, and why he hasn't said those three little words.
Originally posted 09/17/2014 06:45PM
No one ever said that relationships are easy, as The Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis and girlfriend Nikki Ferrell have found out firsthand.
Originally posted 09/11/2014 12:40PM
Just one episode into VH1's Couples Therapy, things have already gotten raw between The Bachelor's Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell.
Originally posted 09/01/2014 03:15AM
First comes love, then comes Couples Therapy.
Originally posted 08/13/2014 01:55PM
It was the first birthday they spent together.
Sometimes holding hands, sometimes kissing on the dance floor, Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis and girlfriend Nikki Ferrell were all smiles as they celebrated Galavis's 33rd birthday on Thursday at the Flamingo Theater Bar in Miami.
There was plenty of PDA as the couple – who ended up together (but not engaged) on Season 18 of the reality show – mingled with guests, including Galavis's father, Saul, and sister, Anna. Sipping on scotch, Galavis introduced Ferrell to many of his friends whom she had never before met.
Originally posted 08/03/2014 08:00PM
Celebrities spent the weekend partying, vacationing and declaring their love around the world. From Spain to Miami and Massachusetts, these A-listers are having one fun summer. Here's the news you might have missed:
Originally posted 08/03/2014 08:20AM
Originally posted 07/24/2014 11:35AM
It's time for Andi Dorfman's remaining two men to meet the parents as they prepare to propose to the Atlanta attorney on the season finale of The Bachelorette.
In an exclusive sneak peek at the episode airing Monday, Dorfman, 27, tells her dad, Hy, and mom, Patti, that "it'll be interesting to see what you guys think" about her final two: Josh Murray and Nick Viall.
Originally posted 07/15/2014 04:15PM
There are some downsides to being on The Bachelor. For one thing, people will always speculate about the direction of your relationships long after the cameras are off.
The latest Bachelor to face breakup rumors is Juan Pablo Galavis, who chose Nikki Ferrell in the finale of season 18 – but declined to propose to her. The rumors began after Galavis was photographed talking with another woman in Atlantic City. Ferrell was nowhere to be seen. Soon, multiple media outlets speculated that they had broken up.
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