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Former 'Bachelorette' star texted Juan Pablo Galavis to see if he's okay

While many are currently criticizing "The Bachelor" star Juan Pablo Galavis, one person who isn't is former "The Bachelorette" star Jillian Harris. In an interview with Radar Online, posted on Saturday, March 1, Jillian defended Juan Pablo and said that she even contacted him to make sure that he's okay.

Juan Pablo Galavis attends the Disney ABC Television Group's 2014 winter TCA party held at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 17, 2014 in Pasadena, California.
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Jillian believes that Juan Pablo is just different from any other person who has participated in the show and won't conform.

“I don’t think he is like all of the other Bachelors and Bachelorettes. I don’t think he is like the rest of the family," she said.

“I don’t think that he’s selfish or all the different names that people have called him. I just think that he is really independent and strong minded in his independence," she added.

Knowing firsthand the pressure and scrutiny that he's under, Jillian even contacted him to let him know that she's on his side.

“In fact I texted him asking if he was okay. I had said, ‘It’s difficult to go through this… I just wanted to make sure that you are keeping sane.'" she revealed.

Juan Pablo seems to be taking everything in stride as he replied, "Yeah. Thank you very much. I’m fine."

Juan Pablo has received a lot of criticism lately and not just from contestant Andi Dorfman, who dumped him after their fantasy suite date for being self-absorbed. Jesse Csincsak, from DeAnna Pappas's "The Bachelorette" season, believes that Juan Pablo did the show just for money rather than wanting to finding true love while Jef Holm, from Emily Maynard's "The Bachelorette" season, labeled him the "sleaziest Bachelor ever."

Do you agree with Jillian Harris that Juan Pablo Galavis is just misunderstood?

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