Rumors that Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell have already split started to swirl earlier this week after the Season 18 winner of "The Bachelor" unfollowed the retired professional soccer player on Twitter and Instagram Sunday, Oct. 26. And while the two have been tight-lipped about the speculations, a new report claims that Galavis only stuck with the pediatric nurse for a long time to capitalize on their short-lived fame.
"The main reason Juan stayed with Nikki was to spite all the haters who thought they would break up, and to stay relevant so he could promote himself," a source told Us Weekly. "Juan wants to be a soccer or baseball commentator, and also a manager for high-profile Latin athletes."
Galavis has been controversial since the "After the Final Rose" special of their "The Bachelor" season that aired in March, when he received criticisms after he only replied "I like you" to Ferrell's "I love you." Fans of the show were also disappointed by a lack of a proposal on the season finale, People reported.
But in the course of their relationship, "Juan did say 'I love you' to Nikki, but only a couple of times," the Us Weekly source explained.
"She wanted [him] to say it every time they spoke, and he couldn't do that," the tipster added of Ferrell, 28.
In addition, the now rumored exes reportedly had opposing views of their future together. "Everything Nikki wanted, he didn't," a second insider told Us Weekly. "She wanted to settle down and he didn't."
Apparently, geography was another reason why Ferrell initiated a split. "They were not seeing eye to eye on anything," a third source told the celebrity and entertainment news site earlier this week. "Juan wanted Nikki in Miami. Nikki didn't want to leave her family, friends, or job. Meanwhile, Juan wouldn't even consider going to Kansas...She couldn't get him to compromise at all."
Because of Galavis' difficulty to express affection towards Ferrell, some longtime fans of the dating game show have given him the title of "worst Bachelor ever."
In March, "The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison gave some reasons why Galavis was given such title.
"The end goal of our show is to end up with a couple, and I felt like, wow after all of this, we did it -- we have a couple who loves each other -- but he just wouldn't give, and he just won't, and I don't know why," Harrison told Entertainment Tonight. "I don't know where all the anger, and all the angst, or reservations come from, I don't know ... throughout it, I feel like he was his own worst enemy."
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