Juan Pablo Galavis: Nikki Ferrell and I Wouldn’t Be Together Without Couples Therapy

Juan Pablo Galavis & Nikki Ferrell
Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis said he and Nikki Ferrell are going strong thanks to Couples Therapy -- find out what their biggest hurdles were in their relationship! Piotr Sikora for VH1

Thank goodness for Couples Therapy! Juan Pablo Galavis stopped by Access Hollywood on Wednesday, Sept. 10, where he updated fans on the status of his relationship with Nikki Ferrell. The former, super-controversial Bachelor said he and the season 18 winner are still together and doing well — in part, thanks to the guidance of Dr. Jenn Berman.

"We are so glad we did [Couples Therapy]," Galavis, 33, said. "I don't think we'd be together right now if we hadn't done it."

Ferrell, 27, was the last-standing lady on Galavis' talked-about season of ABC's smash franchise, which ended with him refusing to profess his love. ("I like you," he told Ferrell after she declared her love on the After the Final Rose special in March.)

The two have also shared a long-distance relationship, but the real challenge for Galavis was introducing Ferrell to his 5-year-old daughter Camila and telling Ferrell he loved her. "I just sometimes feel like he's so nonchalant about things," Ferrell lamented to Berman on the show, which premiered Wednesday night. "I don't want to force anything from him, there's still a part of me who wonders, 'Maybe today it's gonna come. Maybe tomorrow it's gonna come.'"

For Galavis, his concerns were centered on Camila. "The main issue I had," Galavis said on Access Hollywood, "was I'd never introduced my daughter to my girlfriend… I didn't know how to handle it. Like, if I said 'girlfriend' and we broke up, then another girlfriend, and [my daughter's] like, 'Daddy, what was that other girlfriend? And that other girlfriend?' I didn't want that."

As for season five clips which show the former soccer stud crying in therapy? "I'm a crybaby. It's intense. I never thought it was gonna be that way," Galavis told Access Hollywood. "You learn so much about yourself and the things that hurt somebody that you didn't even realize."

VH1's Couples Therapy airs Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET.

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