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'The Bachelor' finale ends the drama; Juan Pablo chooses can’t say ‘I love you'

Which one did Juan Pablo choose?
Which one did Juan Pablo choose?
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Juan Pablo Galavis has arguably been the most dramatic bachelor in the 18 season history of ABC’s “The Bachelor” and the finale continued his legacy of drama until the bitter end. According to ABC News on March 10, the final rose went to one contestant but not necessarily his heart.

"The day has COME... Finally TODAY the soap opera comes to an END," Juan Pablo tweeted. "I will read you ALL tonight to see what you THINK about my DECISION..."

When it was all said and done, Nikki Ferrell got the final rose but did not, as rumors suggested, get a proposal. Though he told her he had a ring in his pocket, he said he wasn’t 100% sure. On the “After the Final Rose” special that followed, host Chris Harrison pressed Juan Pablo to declare his love for Nikki but he refused. Nikki did say she was in love but the single dad would not commit. It was the first time there was no proposal since Brad Womack’s first appearance.

"We have our plans, but it's something we want to keep very private," he said,

His choice of Nikki meant saying goodbye to Clare Crawley, whom he had already put through the wringer after their ocean side tryst and disastrous final date. IN the few minutes they shared alone, Clare said that JP said something to her privately that was offensive and mean.

"So as the helicopter's landing, we have a rare moment together with no cameras, nobody there with us and Juan Pablo leaned over and whispered something to me," Clare said. "He chose to tell me something that no woman wants to hear. It was insulting, it was offensive and it just made me feel awful."

It wasn’t until later that Clare revealed that Juan Pablo told her he didn’t feel like he knew her and then made an overtly sexual comment about her. Then he broke up with her.

"I thought I knew what kind of man you were -- what you just made me go through, I would never want my children having a father like you," she said told him during the finale.

"I'm glad I didn't pick her," he responded.

Clare did not appear on camera with Juan Pablo on the “After the Final Rose” special. She felt she had already said what she needed to and she had closure.

And as predicted, Andi Dorfman was named as the next star of "The Bachelorette."

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