We sure would love to know what was going through Nikki Ferrell’s mind when Juan Pablo Galavis handed her a rose and said “I like you a lot” during the “Bachelor” finale Monday night. Yes sir, we’d sure like to know.
In the past, we’ve had the chance to ask questions like that.
Whenever someone from Kansas City wins a reality TV show — think David Cook on “American Idol” and Tate Stevens on “The X Factor” — we work with the studio or production company to score a post-win interview.
Not this time.
“Nikki is not available for interviews at this time. I will let you know if that changes. Thanks,” was the answer we got from a publicist to our request for some Nikki time after Monday’s finale.
Nikki and Juan Pablo, not surprisingly, don’t want anything to do with the media after that awkward, dramatic finale that left many “Bachelor” viewers hating Juan Pablo and wondering what kind of woman would want to be with him.
The two skipped the traditional round of post-finale appearances on “Good Morning America” and other shows Tuesday. A source told TMZ that Juan Pablo refused to go on “GMA” and that he will not do any more publicity for the show.
According to TMZ, the show’s producers, who didn’t like Juan Pablo’s actions during the entire season, were just fine with him refusing to do post-show interviews.
All the public got was an Instagram picture that Juan Pablo posted showing the two of them free at last, free at last, together on some city street. Though People magazine this week quoted an unnamed source as saying the two were affectionate at a Miami charity event.
Juan Pablo knows what people are saying about him, because he also posted this: “Throw me to the wolves and I’ll come back leading the pack.”
Nurse Nikki, who we think is still employed by Children’s Mercy, is feeling the heat, too.
She shot back at the haters as well — many of them Hollywood celebrities who follow the show — on Twitter: “Being in the public eye doesnot
give you the right to say what you want to me. Your words hurt no matter what. Be ashamed of yourselves.”
Unfortunately for Nikki, being in the public eyedoes
give viewers the right to say what they want about her. That’s the way the TV game is played.
On Twitter, Juan Pablo posted a lovey-dovey video montage of their moments from the show with this message: “Amor @Nikki_Ferrell, glad that we stay TRUE to ourselves and we are REAL This is for YOU”
A source tells E! News that “for now, she’s happy just dating him.”
After Monday’s show, Juan Pablo, Nikki and a few of the former contestants, including Sharleen Joynt, reportedly went to dinner together before the couple headed to his hometown of Miami for a few days.
“She will be staying with him. After that, they’re headed to the Dominican Republic for a vacation,” a source told E!.
And after that?
“He told her to pick a city and they’d move there,” says one insider. “Not sure how realistic that is, but that’s what he said to her.
“She really loves her job and she’s not going to quit until she knows it’s really serious.”
So until we see the two of them walking hand-in-hand down at the Power Light District, we’ll stay busy doing important journalism here at Stargazing World Headquarters.