Juan Pablo Galavis may be coming through for The Bachelor franchise after all.

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The controversial The Bachelor star is convinced he wants to marry girlfriend Nikki Ferrell nearly eight months after refusing to propose or even tell his final-rose recipient he loved her during the show's eighteenth-season finale, Us Weekly reported in its latest issue.

Galavis, 32, "is telling friends he wants to marry Nikki," said an Us source close to the father of five-year-old Camila.

"He says she has the sweetest heart of any woman he's known. Camila loves her too!"

The potential bride-to-be is a 27-year-old nurse from Kansas City, MO, who has reportedly been making a long-distance relationship work with the sports and entertainment consultant from Miami, FL.

"Nikki wants kids," added the source.

Although marriage is reportedly on the brain, Ferrell and Galavis are set to appear on the fifth season of VH1 Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn, which will premiere September 10. According to E! News, the couple is seeking help because they're trying to survive "a highly volatile relationship with the press."

Potential signs of trouble between Galavis and Ferrell surfaced back in March when they were spotted chatting with counseling duo and Marriage Boot Camp stars Jim Carroll and Elizabeth Carroll.