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Taking Sides: Was Bachelor Juan Pablo Justified?

Originally posted 03/11/2014 03:45 PM

The Bachelor: Taking Sides on Juan Pablo Galavis's Awkward Finale

Monday night's shocking finale of The Bachelor left some viewers perplexed and dissatisfied with Juan Pablo Galavis, who refused to say that he was in love with his final rose recipient, Nikki Ferrell. Host Chris Harrison and Juan Pablo's fellow franchise alums, newlyweds Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici, were among them.

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Where Is the Ring Juan Pablo Picked Out After He Didn't Propose on Bachelor Finale?

Update 03/11/2014 10:35 AM Originally posted 03/11/2014 08:45 AM

The Bachelor: Who Was Most Surprised by Juan Pablo's Refusal to Propose? Jeweler Neil Lane!

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While Monday's Bachelor finale may not have ended in an engagement, that didn't stop Juan Pablo Galavis from picking out a ring for Nikki Ferrell.

So where is the 3.5-carat sparkler – a diamond and platinum ring set with a central cushion-cut diamond, and encrusted with more than 240 smaller round diamonds – now that JP didn't get down on one knee?

According to a show source: "The ring is now with producers and is not in Juan Pablo's possession. If a proposal doesn't occur on the show, the show holds on to the ring. If Juan Pablo decides to propose in the near future, the ring would be his for the asking. But much further down the line? It's unclear whether or not he'd still have access to it."

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Chris Harrison is ready to move on from Juan Pablo Galavis's controversial season of The Bachelor – and the feeling is mutual.

"We're done with the show. We are so done," Juan Pablo told the host during the live After the Final Rose special, which aired Monday night after he broke up with finalist Clare Crawley and offered the final rose to Nikki Ferrell but did not propose in a shocking finale episode.

Harrison and the studio audience seemed perplexed as to why Nikki could say she was happy and "absolutely" still in love, though she hadn't heard Juan Pablo say he's in love with her.

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Andi Dorfman Is the New Bachelorette!

Originally posted 03/10/2014 11:10 PM

Andi Dorfman Is the New Bachelorette

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After a rocky romance with Juan Pablo Galavis on The Bachelor, Andi Dorfman will be looking for love again as the new star of The Bachelorette.

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Juan Pablo's Shocking Bachelor Finale Revealed

Originally posted 03/10/2014 10:05 PM

The Bachelor: Juan Pablo Galavis Delivers a Shocking Finale

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Chris Harrison may be right – Monday's season finale of Juan Pablo Galavis's roller-coaster ride as the star of The Bachelor was perhaps the most dramatic yet.

Juan Pablo's final two women were confident Sacramento-based hairstylist Clare Crawley, who made her strong feelings for Juan Pablo clear from day one, and sweet and sensitive pediatric nurse Nikki Ferrell, who wants to be a mom.

So which woman won Juan Pablo's heart and the final rose? And is there a newly engaged couple in the Bachelor family?

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These Broken-Hearted Bachelor Contestants Found Love

Originally posted 03/10/2014 07:15 PM

Bachelor Contestants Who Found Love After Heartbreak

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As Bachelor fans wait to see whether Juan Pablo Galavis chooses Nikki or Clare on Monday's Final Rose episode, at least one contestant has already moved on after being dumped by the Venezuelan hottie.

Single mom Renee Oteri, 32, who Galavis said goodbye to after their hometown date, is engaged to Bracy Maynard, a guy she's known since she was 12. But she's not the only former contestant to find love off-camera.

While newly engaged former Bachelorette Emily Maynard is hoping that the fourth time is the charm, and two-time contestant Kacie Boguskie is engaged, these former contestants have also found their happily ever after.

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Juan Pablo Galavis Hits Vegas Before Bachelor Finale

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While he might be fighting for his reputation after The Bachelor's explosive Women Tell All episode, Juan Pablo Galavis saw a real fight on Saturday.

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The Bachelor's Renee Oteri: Meet Her New Fiancé

Originally posted 03/05/2014 06:30 PM

The Bachelor's Renee Oteri: Meet Her New Fiancé, Bracy Maynard

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Renee Oteri's new love is actually an old acquaintance.

Her fiancé's name is Bracy Maynard, and he's known The Bachelor alum since she was 12, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.

The single mom, 32, first introduced her son to Maynard five years ago, when Ben was 3.

And what does Juan Pablo Galavis think of Oteri's news?

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Juan Pablo's Bachelor Blog: The Women Tell All, and Now It's My Turn

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

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The Bachelor: The Women Tell All – and Slam Juan Pablo Galavis

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There were some awkward moments when 17 of Juan Pablo Galavis's Bachelorettes gathered for Monday night's "Women Tell All" episode of The Bachelor.

But instead of catfights among the contestants, they teamed up to tear apart the soccer playing single dad. But they believed they had good reason – "viewers were shocked by how he treated some of the women this season," host Chris Harrison noted at the top of the show.

And as the cameras rolled, they didn't hold back. While we learned that Renee has moved on, that Sharleen doesn't regret walking out, and that Kelly, who has a gay dad, was so offended by Galavis's controversial gay comments that she cried, the biggest surprise was how quickly the women have gotten over their loving feelings towards the Venezuelan hunk. Here are five of their biggest slams.

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