Bachelor alum Juan Pablo and his final rose recipient Nikki Ferrell no longer need to hide their relationship and despite voicing they wanted their relationship to remain private, they had no problem showing off footage of their first “real” date to the world. They shared a picture on Instagram for the world to oogle over on Tuesday, March 11.
“On our first REAL one on one date! @budare_bistro So good,” Ferrell captioned below a photo of their meal. Juan Pablo Galavis and the 26-year-old pediatric nurse dined at Venezuelan restaurant Budare Bistro in Miami, Fla.
The couple are now officially dating after Galavis chose Ferrell in the March 10 season finale episode of the Bachelor. Many fans were upset over the ending when Galavis told Ferrell that he had a ring but would be not using it, citing that he was not ready to propose. Instead he offered her the final rose, which she accepted. On the After The Final Rose special which aired right after, Ferrell admitted that she is in love with Galavis, but he admitted he was not read to say the same back to her. The audience reaction was clear, they were not happy with how this love story unfolded made evident by the facial expressions and words of wisdom from other Bachelor alums such as Sean Lowe.
Since the finale aired, the duo has been defending their relationship on Twitter. On March 11, Juan Pablo released a video, entitled “Adventures in Loving You,” that featured highlights of their time together on the Bachelor. “Amor @Nikki_Ferrell, glad that we stay TRUE to ourselves and we are REAL,” he tweeted. “This is for You…”
Will Juan Pablo and Nikki stay together? Or will they be just another Bachelor couple that ends in ruins. Only time will tell what the future has in store for these two.