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Former ‘Bachelor’ Juan Pablo Galavis Dating Venezuelan Model

Juan Pablo Galavis failed to find love on The Bachelor. Hell, to make matters worse, he ended up being one of the most disliked Bachelors of all-time. However, it appears things are starting to look up for Juan Pablo, as the former Bachelor has a new girlfriend in the form of Venezuelan model and TV host Osmariel Villalobos.

It’s a love story for a new age, as the two apparently met online. After a friend showed Juan Pablo her photo on Instagram, he started following her — at which point, he sort of forgot about her for a few months. But then, she posted a video of herself dancing with her nephew. It appeared in Juan Pablo’s feed and, in his own words, “I thought it was cute, so I commented on her Instagram. She replied to me, and then I wrote to her on private message. We talked about her nephew, and she said that she was spoiling him! We exchanged numbers and then we started texting each other. And it started that way.”

From there, the two eventually met and fell in love.

Former 'Bachelor' Juan Pablo Galavis Dating Venezuelan Model

Source: Instagram

In an interview with PEOPLE, Juan Pablo gushed about Villalobos: “She cares for people. She’s very family-oriented. That was important to me. We have a lot in common: we love Reggaeton music and dance all the time. We sing in the car – it’s horrible singing, but we do it anyway. It’s funny because I do better than her because I know more songs than she does. She likes sports, too. We just have a lot in common.”

Congratulations to Juan Pablo and Osmariel. I know ABC probably would have preferred for Juan Pablo to find love within the franchise, but that’s not always how reality shows work, particularly ones like The Bachelor. Still, I have to admit to being a teensy bit disappointed that this means we won’t be getting Juan Pablo on Bachelor In Paradise. Hey, a fan can dream.

For more news on The Bachelor, check out the hints that producer Mike Fleiss is dropping about the identity of the new Bachelor for 2017!

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