‘The Bachelor’: Is Juan Pablo Galavis Married or Dating Now?
On Sept. 7, fans will go down memory lane as Chris Harrison recaps the best of Juan Pablo Galavis’ journey on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever! The new episode ramps up the franchise for The Bachelorette Season 16 featuring Clare Crawley. But did Galavis get married after ending things with our next lead? Here’s the latest on the former bachelor’s relationship status.
Who did Juan Pablo Galavis pick on ‘The Bachelor’?
On The Bachelor Season 18, Galavis picked Nikki Ferrell over Crawley. As we know, his decisions in the finale resulted in his epic breakup with Crawley. But then he went on and chose Ferrell as his final rose. That said, the season didn’t end with a proposal — or even an “I love you.”
After Ferrell poured her heart out to Galavis, he thanked her and told her he couldn’t get down on one knee. “Honestly, I have a ring here in my pocket. And I’m not going to use it,” Galavis said. “I’m not 100% sure that I want to propose to you. But at the same time, I’m 100% sure that I just don’t want to lose you.”
Then alongside the now-infamous wink, he added, “I like you a lot — a lot.”
During the After the Final Rose special, Ferrell revealed she was happy with Galavis. She also claimed she could see Galavis’ feelings through his actions. Later, the couple appeared on the VH1 series, Couples Therapy. Then Galavis and Ferrell split in October 2014, according to CBS News.
“I had come to the conclusion that we were different people and we were never going to be on the same page,” Ferrell said, per E! News.
Juan Pablo Galavis married Osmariel Villalobos after ‘The Bachelor’
While things did not work out between Galavis and Ferrell after The Bachelor, the former soccer player eventually fell in love with the Venezuelan TV host and model, Osmariel Villalobos. When speaking with People in 2016, Galavis revealed he met Villalobos after sliding into her Instagram DMs.
“Her birthday is August 2, which is three days before mine,” The Bachelor alum said at the time. “We’re so much alike. She’s like a female version of me – the Juan Pablo that people know personally. Not the TV one.”
Then in 2017, Galavis and Villalobos got married. And two years later, Galavis revealed he wanted kids with his wife.
“I am trying to find a way to trick [her] into getting pregnant,” he told Us Weekly in 2019. “I want to have more children.”
Juan Pablo Galavis and Osmariel Villalobos are divorced now
Now, Galavis and Villalobos are divorced. According to Us Weekly, Villalobos announced her split from Galavis in a now-deleted Instagram post published in March 2020.
“The happy endings in the stories of Disney are my favorites and I grew up yearning to marry a prince, have a beautiful home, a family and eventually a HAPPY ENDING,” Villalobos wrote. “Even though my marriage was not, at all well, I thank God for letting me live this experience and to continue staying in my hope that at some point, be able to live that fairy tale.”
She continued, “I want to close this chapter of my life in the same way it began, with LOVE, because even though I didn’t have a fairy tale, Juan Pablo tried to make me happy and I [tried to] make him happy … and in reality that is most important. You deserve this clarification, and so here it is. We are divorced.”
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