Season 18’s “The Bachelor” Juan Pablo Galavis and final rose winner Nikki Ferrell are in marriage counselling already. Did anybody see this coming? The couple have stated seeing WEtv's “Marriage Boot Camp” stars Jim and Elizabeth Carroll according to a March 19 report on TV Guide.
The celebrity marriage counselors met with the new couple this week in Miami to talk about the status of their relationship. Here is what Jim had to say:
"I think they have marriage on their minds, but I think what Juan did was a really, I mean it wasn't a very romantic fairy-tale ending, but I think what he did was very wise in the fact that he said you know, 'I want to go through conflicts with this girl. I want to do some problem solving, I want to see basically what the ugly side is before I jump out there and tell somebody I love them and just get married.'"
‘Bachelor’ host Chris Harrison was very critical of Juan Pablo’s reluctance to tell Nikki he loved her during the “After the Final Rose” special but Elizabeth Carroll says it was a smart move on the single dad’s part.
"A lot of people are saying that he's commitment phobic or he's not ready for commitment, but we were actually seeing a different side of him," she continued. "Not only is he not commitment-phobic, he is very serious about commitment. That's why he didn't jump into the engagement right away, because it is very serious to him."
So what is the upshot from the session? Well, Jim had some thoughts that would seem to cast doubt on the success of the relationship. He cited their very different personalities as a serious problem.
"He is a very strong leader, he's masculine, he doesn't like to compromise a whole lot, and he's got a good value system," Jim said. "Nikki is more nurturing, sympathetic, and she's more feminine in her values. So when you put those two kind of people together the stronger one -- like Juan Pablo -- would tend to run over somebody like Nikki, if Nikki doesn't have good boundaries."
It probably doesn’t shock anyone to hear that Juan Pablo is unwilling to compromise easily. Anytime he ran against any kind of confrontation, he seemed to just close it down and steer the conversations away from the issue.
Do you think these two stand a chance?
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