It could be argued that Juan Pablo was one of the most divisive Bachelors of all time. He began his journey on The Bachelorette with Desiree Hartsock, and, despite getting very little screen time on his initial TV journey, he was later named the Bachelor — to the initial delight of many. But then things took a turn during his time as the lead on The Bachelor. His general attitude on and off the show upset many people, and fans put him out of their minds quickly after his season ended. But, it's been awhile since that happened, and what is former Bachelor Juan Pablo doing in 2018? His rocky TV journey behind him, he's now a happily married family man.
It may come as a surprise that Juan Pablo settled down — since he was so against even telling his winner (and now ex) Nikki Ferrell that he loved her. Even host Chris Harrison, usually a fair, middle ground narrator during a Bachelor season, was critical of Juan Pablo as the Bachelor in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. "After the final rose it was a little unsatisfying, only because the end goal of our show is to end up with a couple," Harrison said. "And I actually felt, wow, out of all of this we actually did it. We have a couple who loves each other ... But he just wouldn't give. And he just won't."
Juan Pablo stepped far away from the Bachelor world after the show wrapped, though he and Nikki did go back to TV briefly on Couples Therapy. It couldn't fix things, though, and they eventually split. In the time since, Juan Pablo got married — and he happily displays his low-key life on social media.
People TV Watch reported on the news that Juan Pablo was marrying TV host Osmariel Villalobos in a small, private ceremony in Miami. And the couple didn't even need an entire TV show to meet and court one another. JP described to People TV Watch their simple first interaction. He said:
"I thought it [a video of her dancing with her nephew] 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."
These days, JP is all about his lady and his daughter. He posted the above Instagram of Osmariel and his daughter Camila with the sweet caption, "My LOVES and our 2018 beginning... Its [sic] gonna be a GREAT one.."
Juan Pablo couldn't tell Nikki that he loved her, but it seems he overcame that for his wife. He told People TV Watch why he fell for her, saying,
"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."
In addition to being a husband and father, Juan Pablo's career is seemingly flourishing. His Instagram lists him as a "Sports & Music Consultant." According to his social media he spends his free time working out, hanging out with friends and even made a TV appearance on the morning show Despierta America. But, don't think that will translate into a Bachelor show appearance. He and the series are probably done, and he seems to be just fine with that.