'The Bachelor' star Juan Pablo Galavis reportedly "shocked" and "devastated" when a woman quits on him
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/17/2014
One of The Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis' six remaining bachelorettes, whom viewers undoubtedly presume is Sharleen Joynt, will reportedly break his heart when she quits and leaves the show during Monday night's episode of the ABC reality dating show.
"Juan Pablo was devastated. The woman was a frontrunner. If she hadn't left, the outcome of the show would have been very different... He didn't want her to go, and he was completely shocked that she left," a show source told Us Weekly in its latest issue.
"She just wasn't into him and didn't want it to continue... She knew it was the right thing to do. She thought he was a wonderful man -- just not for her."
The February 17 episode, which filmed in October, will feature Galavis and his bachelorettes arriving in Miami FL, where the Bachelor currently resides. He will only have four roses to hand out to the women whose families he'd like to meet. Galavis was reportedly set on giving one of those roses to the woman who dumps him before the week of dates even began.
"I really want to go see her parents," the 32-year-old single dad and former pro soccer player from Venezuela reportedly said.
As a result, Galavis allegedly took the woman on a one-on-one date. They sailed on a yacht, soaked up the sun, relaxed, and kissed -- a lot.
"They get very physical," said the source, clarifying however, the pair didn't have sex.
"Her attraction to him was pretty much physical. She is used to dating more challenging guys, and she and Juan Pablo didn't have a lot to talk about."
According to Us, the bachelorette got caught up in the romance of their special date and even told Galavis "change is good" when discussing the possibility of becoming his wife and a stepmother to four-year-old Camila instead of being so career-focused.
However, her emotions reportedly settled down once she returned to her Miami hotel, and she began to panic at the thought of introducing the Bachelor -- whom she had only been dating for four weeks -- to her family.
"That was the next step, and she didn't feel comfortable doing it, so she decided it was the right time to leave," the source told the magazine, explaining the woman dropped the bomb on Galavis in his suite later on.
"She said she didn't know if her feelings had developed to the point where she was ready to accept a proposal. [She told him], I don't want to take the spot of someone else who knows they're at that place."
Galavis reportedly stayed cool and collected during the hour-long breakup conversation although the woman was on the verge of tears.
"Don't be sorry for what you feel," Galavis told the woman as he stroked her hair, according to the source.
But the Bachelor allegedly didn't show his bachelorette how deeply her choosing to leave really hurt him.
"Throughout their time together, you could tell he was feeling something for her that she was not feeling for him. He really didn't seem to recognize that until she told him she was leaving," explained the source.
After the woman left, Galavis broke down into tears and cried over the "amazing girl" who got away, Us reported.
The source revealed that ironically, the woman's honesty "made him like her even more. He thought she made a brave decision, and he knew a lot of women wouldn't have done that."
The bachelorette's departure reportedly pleased the remaining women, as they noticed Galavis spent more time with her than anyone else because "she was his favorite."