Bachelor Juan Pablo Picks Nikki Ferrell: Former Bachelor Stars, Celebrities React With Shock, Disgust
She got the final rose, but not the ring! Juan Pablo Galavis chose Nikki Ferrell over Clare Crawley on the Monday, March 10 finale of the Bachelor Season 18. The 32-year-old Venezuelan-born single dad wasn't ready to propose to Nikki, however, and instead asked the 26-year-old pediatric nurse if she would simply accept his final rose.
His commitment issues seemed even more pronounced during the After the Final Rose special on ABC, in which Juan wasn't even ready to say he loves Nikki, even though she said she's "absolutely" in love with him.
During the last episode and after show special, former Bachelorette Jillian Harris and celebrity fan Sarah Hyland shared their disgust on Twitter and Facebook to the shocking finale. Read on for their messages, and others:
Jillian Harris: "Ugh. I don't even know what to think about that #bachelor finale. My heart hurts a little for everyone on that season right now."
Sarah Hyland: "I knew from day 1. I HATE #JuanPablo sooo much. I feel awful for every girl, including the one with the final rose."
Haylie Duff: "Wait, what?! So many thoughts... #Bachelor #FinalRose."
Jenny Mollen: "Getting engaged to Nikki is like getting engaged to a cardboard cut out of a chick. #Bachelor."
Ali Fedotowsky: "Whoaa! I'm shocked by what Juan Pablo said to Claire. Hold your head high Claire. I respect the way you handled that #Bachelor."
Dave Annable: "#TrueDetective finale last night. #Bachelor finale tonight. It's time for a long look in the mirror."
Jason Biggs: "So . . . He basically mentioned his daughter and played a f--king song on his iPod and she's back in?? #TheBachelor."
J.P. Rosenbaum: "Wait a second!!!! We don't HAVE TO propose?!?!?!? #TheBachelor."
Ashley Rosenbaum: "I'm so shocked over this all, I'm tweetless. #TheBachelor."
Trista Sutter: "I've loved @Clare_Crawley all season. Tonight solidifies that love, & respect. Heartbreak sucks but I KNOW better things are in her future!!"
Courtney Robertson: "Congratulations @JuanPaGalavis & my favorite @Nikki_Ferrell You're free at last."
Tenley Molzahn: "For the record, I'm not upset about no proposal, in fact, I respect that as they still have tons to get to know about one another, BUT Juan Pablo just did not show any respect tonight, especially towards the people that have walked this very unique & exciting experience with him for several months. Whoa. This was the weirdest ?#Bachelor? ever!"
Molly Mesnick: "Ugh . . . I feel so sad abt everything Bachelor tonight. The hate, the tears, the awkwardness. We will talk ALL about this in tomorrows podcast."
Sean Lowe: "This is painful to watch. #TheBachelor."
Catherine Lowe: "This is painful to watch. #TheBachelor."