When Bachelor 2014 Juan Pablo Galavis backed out of his "Good Morning America" interview on Tuesday following Monday's bizarro-world Bachelor finale, it was none other than ABC host Chris Harrison who took his spot.
As we wrote earlier, Chris Harrison revealed what he really thought about the Bachelor Season 18 star during the Mar. 11 post-finale "GMA" interview, coming clean on how frustrating it was to work with Juan Pablo.
Harrison said JP "fought the process" during production, which was very clear to anyone who watched the Bachelor finale and especially the "After The Final Rose" segment.
Bachelor 2014: 'After The Final Rose' Details; Plus, Juan Pablo and Nikki Skip Talk Show Circuit
During "After The Final Rose," Chris Harrison repeatedly tried to get Bachelor Juan Pablo to open up about his feelings for Season 18 winner Nikki Ferrell. When the host asked Nikki directly if JP had professed his love for her yet, she answered no. When asked if she feels that he loves her, she replied, "I don't know. I hope so. We express things very differently." Oh, how...romantic? (Reality Steve thinks JP has been and currently is totally faking this relationship for the cameras and all the fame the cameras bring. Read more on that at the bold link below.)
JP was very blunt with Harrison when the host asked him if he loves Nikki. "I'm not going to answer that question to you," he said coolly. "We are done with the show."
He continued later, "We have our plans, but it is something we are going to keep very private."
Things got really awkward really fast (in that special sort of way that only happens on live television) during "ATFR," and perhaps that's part of the reason Juan Pablo and Nikki have chosen not to go on the media blitz that most Bachelor and Bachelorette stars and winners go on following the finale.
Nonetheless, the couple say they are "very happy" and are taking things slow now that they can be a real couple and have their private time.
As for Clare Crawley - the blond 32-year-old hairstylist who was jilted but got the final word when she told Juan Pablo off before leaving St. Lucia - she opted not to even speak to JP during "ATFR" because she said she had found her closure, had already said what she needed to say and didn't want to "be fed anymore BS."
(In case you missed the final moments of The Bachelor finale on Mar. 10, here is Clare's reply to Juan Pablo telling her he "appreciated her being there" but that he was sending her home: "I thought I knew what kind of man you were. What you just put me through? I would never want my children having a father like you." You go, girl!)
So, to wrap: no marriage proposal, no appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, no "Good Morning America" and no "Live! With Kelly and Michael." But to quote the suddenly-silent Latin soccer star who up until yesterday suffered from a prolific case of foot-in-mouth disease, "It's okay."
And it really is okay. The new season of The Bachelorette starring Andi Dorfman kicks off in just nine weeks! (Juan Pablo who?)