What Has Nikki Ferrell Been Up to Since ‘The Bachelor’ and Is She Still Married?

The Bachelor has been making pop culture history for two decades, since the reality show debuted on television in 2002. Over the years, many popular personalities have emerged from the show. And these days, after 26 seasonsThe Bachelor is still a hot topic. 

In season 18 of The Bachelor, a single dad named Juan Pablo Galavis seemingly found love with the charming contestant Nikki Ferrell. While fans were divided on Galavis, many were united in their affection for Ferrell. Nearly eight years later, viewers still have questions about Ferrell and whether she’s been able to find lasting love.

When was Nikki Ferrell on ‘The Bachelor’?

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Reality TV Personality Nikki Ferrell attends ABC’s “The Bachelor” season 19 premiere at Line 204 East Stages on January 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Nikki Ferrell was first introduced to fans in 2014, during season 18 of The Bachelor. Throughout the season, Ferrell and Galavis connected over their shared desire to find true love. And at the end of the season, Galavis chose Ferrell. However, unlike most seasons of The Bachelor, this one didn’t end with an engagement. Galavis actually told Ferrell, “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. I like you a lot — a lot.”

Although they didn’t get engaged, Ferrell and Galavis resolved to work on their relationship, even appearing on the show Couple’s Therapy together. By late 2014, reports swirled that the two had broken up. In 2015, according to Bustle, Ferrell moved on with her longtime friend, Tyler VanLoo. They got engaged in January 2016 and tied the knot in October of the same year.

What is Nikki Ferrell doing for work now?

While Ferrell and VanLoo were open about their happy marriage on social media, things were happening behind the scenes to cause tension. According to Us Magazine, Ferrell and VanLoo split in December 2018, deleting all pictures of each other from their social media pages. However, one year later, Ferrell confused fans by posting an update on Instagram, sharing that she and VanLoo had reunited to take a romantic hike in Alberta Peak, Colorado.

Through it all, Ferrell has focused on her career as a pediatric nurse. She’s proud of her occupation, with her Instagram bio reading “Back to that Nurse life post Bachelor life.” She’s also posted several updates on social media about her work, and it seems that she has no inclination to go back to reality TV. Ferrell is active on social media and regularly partners with brands on her Instagram.

Is Nikki Ferrell married?

Ferrell and VanLoo are apparently still married and posting lots of loved-up photos on Instagram. But she hasn’t forgotten her time on the reality show that made her famous. According to People, Ferrell reconnected with her former love interest, Juan Pablo Galavis, in September 2021. The former flames made it clear that they have no hard feelings about the past as they took a trip to The Plaza shopping center in Kansas City. Ferrell and Galavis posed for photos as they shared ice cream. Galavis shared a photo of his own on social media, writing, “GREAT 7 years of CATCHING up @nikki_ferrell.”

For fans, Ferrell’s stint on The Bachelor was controversial. But she’s emerged as a shining example of a reality star who was not only able to go on and enjoy a thriving career but to find a happy relationship as well, even if there have been some bumps in the road along the way.

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