Cliffhanger alert! The Bachelor went out with a bang overnight, as hunky Latin Juan Pablo Galvas pulled a fast one in one of the most controversial final rose ceremonies yet.
And that’s saying something. After all, we are talking about The Bachelor.
The Venezuelan playboy ended his polarizing run (we all remember that “gays are perverted” remark) as a lovelorn singleton in an equally polarizing way — chosing Nikki Ferrell, dumping Clare Crawley and failing to give either way the diamond they coveted.
“I have a ring here in my pocket and I’m not going to use it,” Galvas told Nikki, a pediatric nurse. “I’m not 100 percent sure I want to propose to you, but at the same time I’m 100 percent sure I don’t want to let you go.”
Huh?! That sounds like “Guy Speak” for “I don’t know if I want you, but I don’t want anyone else to have you either. Hang out with me until I make up my mind.”
Nikki accepted the rose and said she’d “absolutely” stay with Juan Pablo, despite his failure to pony up an engagement ring.
And about that ring…
Well, what a ring it is. The 3.5-carat diamond and platinum sparkler was designed by Hollywood jeweler to the stars Neil Lane. A cushion-cut diamond is accentuated by more than 240 smaller round diamonds.
Sounds ritzy. Now whether Claire will ever get her hot little hands on it is another story.
A show insider tells People:
“The ring is now with producers and is not in Juan Pablo’s possession. If a proposal doesn’t occur on the show, the show holds on to the ring. If Juan Pablo decides to propose in the near future, the ring would be his for the asking. But much further down the line? It’s unclear whether or not he’d still have access to it.”