Juan Pablo Galavis may be done with “The Bachelor” franchise, but they’re not done with him. During “The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All” episode on Monday, host Chris Harrison cracked a joke about the former “Bachelor” star.
The moment came when “The Bachelorette” Season 7 alumna Ashley Hebert and husband J.P. Rosenbaum took the stage to give fans an update on married life. Wed in December 2012, the happy couple shared that they were expecting their first child together and were in the process of moving before the Oct. 7 due date. The husband and wife, who currently live in the New York area, revealed that they would be moving to Miami. Ashley and J.P. blamed the move on the “brutal winter” and explained that they had family in Miami. But Chris Harrison told the audience that they decided to move to Miami for another reason – Juan Pablo!
“I heard you guys wanted to be closer to Juan Pablo,” Chris Harrison joked.
Juan Pablo became the Season 18 star of “The Bachelor.” A fan-favorite from Desiree Hartsock’s season of “The Bachelorette,” the 32-year-old single dad began his journey to find love in January 2014. But his charm wore off by the time the final rose ceremony aired, and due to a series of events he became known as the “most controversial bachelor” in the history of the ABC show.
After the shocking finale that ended with Juan Pablo not proposing and refusing to say "I love you" to winner Nikki Ferrell, Ashley and J.P. took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the bachelor.
“I’m so shocked over this all, I’m tweetless. #TheBachelor,” Ashley posted at the time.
J.P. shared a similar opinion, tweeting, “Hey #JotaPe, get yourself a shovel .. you’re in deep sh*t #TheBachelor.”
The pair later clarified to In Touch Weekly that they were simply “frustrated” with the way Juan Pablo handled his time on the show.
“I want to like people so bad,” Ashley told the magazine in late March. “For me, it was frustrating because I always look for the good in certain people and towards the end, I was like, you’re giving me nothing to hold on to here.” I wanted it just to work out for them. It just turned out bad and it was portrayed poorly.”
J.P. added that he understands that what goes onto TV is “only a fraction of what goes on.” But what he didn’t approve of was how “disrespectful” Juan Pablo was.
“Him being disrespectful, I can’t get on board with,” he said to In Touch.
This isn't the first time that the ABC show has taken a dig at "The Bachelor" alum. While promoting Andi Dorfman’s season of “The Bachelorette,” the show included the following text on a promo poster: “She’s looking for the right Juan.” But “Juan” was crossed out, and “one” was written in.