Juan Pablo Galavis Advises ‘The Bachelorette’ Star, Clare Crawley to ‘Follow Her Heart’

The next season of The Bachelorette will be about Clare Crawley trying to find love. Juan Pablo Galavis says he’s supportive of her despite their messy breakup on The Bachelor, which aired in 2014. Now he has some advice for her and an opinion about her cast.

Clare Crawley will be the star of ‘The Bachelorette’

Crawley was chosen to be the star of season 16 of The Bachelorette. ABC Reality Chief Rob Mills talked to The Hollywood Reporter about the reason behind the surprising decision.

We met with several people, including several from Pete’s season and several people from previous seasons,” he said. “Clare was the last person we met. We think back to her engagement to Benoit [Beausejour-Savard] in Bachelor Winter Games.”

He continued, “People really root for Clare and really want her to find love, so we thought, ‘Let’s catch up with her and see.’ It was a real long-shot and then she came in and was just wonderful. You left there and you couldn’t help but say, ‘We’ve got to give her a shot.’ It was really just that and felt really, really good.”

Crawley’s introduction to Bachelor Nation was being a contestant on Galavis’ season of The Bachelor. The season ended with her telling him off for making an inappropriate comment and him picking Nikki Ferrell.

Juan Pablo Galavis commented on the age of her contestants

Clare Crawley and Juan Pablo Galavis on 'The Bachelor'
Clare Crawley and Juan Pablo Galavis on ‘The Bachelor’ | Rick Rowell/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

The cast of her season has been revealed and many fans were shocked to see how young they were given Crawley is 38 years old. Galavis shared his reaction on Twitter.

“For THOSE asking me about @Clare_Crawley as the NEW Bachelorette, I believe she is PERFECT for it,” he tweeted. “She DESERVES unconditional LOVE and a family.”

He then commented on their ages with, “I just SAW the GUYS for @Clare_Crawley Bachelorette season and its gonna be INTERESTING seeing HER get hit on by KIDS on [sic] their 20s.” Galavis added, “I think this MIGHT be the 3rd SEASON Im [sic] gonna watch.”

Someone accused him of being jealous. “Jealous? I just see it FASCINATING,” he tweeted. Crawley then tweeted, “And yet here you are, older than 99% of them and still cant [sic] practice compassion and kindness.”

He said she should follow her heart

Galavis definitely made mistakes when he was the star of the show. He gave some advice for her journey.

“She just has to follow her heart, do what she believes is best for her future, be real and not let the show pressure her into making the wrong decision,” he told Life & Style.

Some fans believed he was jealous that she is getting to be the star of the season. He claims there are no hard feelings.

“I never had any bad blood with her,” he said. “I did what I had to do, which was pick who I felt was The One. The experience taught me a lot, even after, to be honest, but my intention was never to hurt Clare or any other contestant. The show puts you in tough spots, so I can ultimately understand how she must have felt.”

It sounds like Galavis plans to watch her season. Perhaps he will share more of his reactions on Twitter.