In an interview with the “Almost Famous” podcast on Thursday, February 11, former Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis revealed some surprising news about Clare Crawley and her season of The Bachelorette. On the 16th season of The Bachelorette, which premiered in 2020, Crawley, who was the oldest lead at 39 years old, stirred up quite a bit of controversy when she decided to leave with contestant Dale Moss after only two weeks of filming. The couple eventually called it quits in January of 2021. Tayshia Adams, a contestant on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, took over after Crawley called it quits (per Cosmopolitan Magazine).
However, prior to the Crawley-Moss debacle of the 16th season, Galavis, who rejected Crawley on season 18 of The Bachelor in 2014, was actually asked to go and make up with her at some point throughout the season. “I was going to go on Clare’s season because I got a call from the producers that said, ‘You know, Juan, Clare wants to make peace with you,'” Galavis told “Almost Famous” podcast hosts Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti. “I’m fine with it, I have nothing against anybody. I said, ‘Well, let me think about it.’ But then everything changed” (per Us Weekly).
The pair have a rocky past
When Galavis picked now-ex Nikki Ferrell over Crawley in his season of The Bachelor, she had some decidedly choice words for him. “I thought I knew what kind of man you were,” Crawley told Galavis during an episode of The Bachelor. “What you just made me go through … I would never want my children having a father like you.” Later, Crawley claimed that these choice words came about after he told her something of a sexual nature that was offensive and that “no woman wants to hear,” (via Popsugar).
Years later, Galavis is still heralded as one of the most despised Bachelors, though he defended his actions during his season on the podcast. Though the franchise has tried to bring him back for seasons of Bachelor in Paradise, he now wants nothing to do with the show. “I was made a villain because I was honest [and] because I didn’t propose to somebody that I knew for 40 hours,” Galavis said. “If being honest was a bad thing, then I guess I wasn’t good for the franchise. I’m done with the show, I’m good,” (per Us Weekly).
Despite any bad blood that might exist between Crawley and Galavis, the former Bachelor star still wants her to find happiness. “Someday she will find the right guy to be her husband, have kids and it will be the way her father always wanted,” Galavis told Us Weekly in January.
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