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Clare Crawley says The Bachelor season finale rejection she endured at the hands of Juan Pablo Galavis, who left her in tears, was for the best in the end.

On Good Morning America today, she said she has "zero regrets" about her TV romance, despite the fact that its ending on last week's finale was cringe-worthy.

"I went into this feeling I'm going to be 100 percent open and I'm going to be 100 percent myself and I'm going to think about what I do," said Clare Crawley.

"And, because I thought and then acted, I'm proud of that."

Even though Clare was "falling in love" with Juan Pablo, she had "that doubt in my mind" following their helicopter conversation on their final date.

Apparently, Clare implored Juan Pablo at the time to "just tell me you love me," and he replies by saying he loves f--king her but doesn't really know her.

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At least Bachelor Nation has one happy ending to celebrate this month. The Bachelor star Elizabeth Kitt and Bachelorette star Ty Brown are married!

The couple tied the knot Saturday, March 15 in a beautiful, rustic ceremony in Kingston Spring, Tenn. Check out the photo of the newlyweds here:

Elizabeth Kitt and Ty Brown

Take that, Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell ... or something!

"The ceremony took place yesterday in our barn on our wooded property," the duo told Us. "We had just immediate family in attendance. We wrote our own vows."

"The ceremony was very intimate and personal."

Elizabeth Kitt, for the uninitiated, appeared on Jake Pavelka's season of The Bachelor and went on to be featured in the first season of Bachelor Pad.

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Things could not have ended more awkwardly on screen last week, but Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell look every bit the happy couple in real life.

The Bachelor stars even went to a wedding this weekend ... no, not theirs.

Nikki Ferrell and Juan Pablo Galavis Wedding Photo

Juan Pablo declared that he is DONE with The Bachelor and any related appearances for the series (good riddance was ABC's response), but hasn't gone off the grid.

He's posted a tribute video to Nikki Ferrell, as well as a selfie of the duo.

Now, thanks to Nikki's Instagram account, we have a look at the awkward TV couple looking beautiful and happy at a friend's wedding in the Dominican Republic.

We know, we know: Juan Pablo has friends?! Maybe it's one of Nikki's ...

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For a guy so obsessed people letting him keep his love life and relationship private, The Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis is making it surprisingly public.

The embattled 32-year-old shared a pointed, telling message via Instagram following all the backlash he endured after his non-proposal to Nikki Ferrell.

"Throw me to the wolves and I'll come back leading the pack," Galavis said ... and along with a selfie of himself and winner Ferrell looking happy as ever.

"We are FREE @nikki_ferrell…" he captioned the pic.

The Bachelor fans were up in arms Monday night when Juan Pablo told Ferrell that he wasn't ready to propose, simply offering his final rose instead.

He also acted like a kind of a dick to Chris Harrison, Clare Crawley and Andi Dorfman over the final two episodes and the After the Final Rose special.

Viewers were outraged by Galavis, basically, and it clearly got to him. For all his protestations of being FINISHED with the show, he's not going off the grid.

He also shared a video tribute to his non-fiance.

What do you think? Will it last? Vote below ...

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Nikki Ferrell and Andi Dorfman competed against one another for Juan Pablo Galavis' love (or whatever the Juan Pablo equivalent is) on The Bachelor this winter.

Apparently there are no hard feelings, however. Their friendship may even be one of the more unlikely successful relationships to come out of the show:

Nikki Ferrell and Andi Dorfman

Andi dumped Juan Pablo in St. Lucia, but Nikki Ferrell, who ended up with Galavis in the finale, paid tribute to her bond with Dorfman in this Instagram collage.

Hey, they each got what they wanted in the end, right?

One of the pictures is from the March 10 After the Final Rose special, when Ferrell and Galavis reunite, and Andi Dorfman was announced as The Bachelorette.

Nikki gushed over Andi in her photo caption, writing:

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The Bachelor's Juan Pablo is featured on the new cover of People in an apparent bid to rebuild a reputation that was nothing short of massacred this winter.

Despite the uber-romantic setting and having an engagement ring at the ready, Juan Pablo did not propose to Nikki Ferrell on the Season 18 finale Monday.

The backlash came on strong, and not just for the weak non-proposal. His comments and behavior turned off fans throughout the episode, and season.

  • Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell Cover
  • I Like You a LOT

Juan Pablo tells the celebrity news magazine that he's not the bad guy here, despite what you may have seen ... from his actual comments and actions.

He said, “You go on thinking if there is the connection, you propose. But I don’t feel the need to propose to somebody if I don’t feel one hundred percent."

"I didn’t know Nikki. I want to know more, a lot more.”

No one can argue with that on merit. Including Nik.

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Free at last from the shackles of the "character" he played on The Bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell are enjoying their "real" life alright.

The duo enjoyed a low-key night out at Budare Bistro in Miami, Fla., Tuesday, and Ferrell documented their first "real" one-on-one date on Instagram.

"On our first REAL one on one date!" she captioned the pic below. "So good."

  • Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell Picture
  • First Date Meal

The 26-year-old pediatric nurse and the 32-year-old Venezuelan former soccer pro arrived at the restaurant after 10 p.m. and "kept to themselves," a source said.

On the menu that night? A dish best served cold ... or something. #FAIL

No seriously: Pepito (meat with sauce, cheese, and potato sticks), tequenos (fried bread sticks with cheese), and cachapas (thick pancakes made with sweet corn and cheese).

Unlike what Juan Pablo said to Clare Crawley, or to Andi Dorfman, or about gay people earlier this year, that won't leave a bad taste in your mouth!

"He looked like he was having a great time with his girlfriend," an onlooker said of The Bachelor stars' "first date". "They seemed happy together. He's a nice guy."

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Juan Pablo Galavis’ tribute video to Nikki Ferrell was not the first of its kind. In fact, his ex, Carla Rodriguez, got the same romantic montage treatment in 2009!

The clip, titled “Todo Cambio” (“Everything Changed”) and set to the song of the same name, included intimate photos of Juan Pablo and his baby mama.

Oh, the way they were, Bachelor Nation. The way they were.

The five-year-old tribute to Carla Rodriguez shows shots of the two lovebirds kissing and sonogram pics as they prepped to welcome their daughter Camila.

Fast forward to 2014 and the aftermath of the controversial Bachelor season finale, and his Nikki Ferrell compilation bears some striking similarities.

Take a look at El Bachelor's most recent effort after the jump ...

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Juan Pablo Galavis could learn a few things about being The Bachelor from his predecessor Sean Lowe, who, as nice as he is, took him to task this week.

Lowe, who married his final rose recipient Catherine Giudici, started out by defending Galavis' decision not to propose to Nikki Ferrell on the season finale.

"My take on last night: I commend JP on not proposing if he isn't ready. And he certainly shouldn't feel pressured to say 'I love you,'" the reality star wrote.

However ...

Sean Lowe, who was in the audience for the awkward After the Final Rose special, says Galavis should have at least tried to articulate his feelings.

"As the Bachelor, you can't say I want to keep my feelings private," he explained. "You owe it to the fans and network to open up. That's the job."

Then, responding to a fan who argued in Juan Pablo's defense that "not everyone is cut out for public attention," he wrote, "Then don't be the Bachelor."

Lowe also discussed the exchange between Chris Harrison and Juan Pablo, coming down squarely on the side of the former for just doing his job.

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Juan Pablo Galavis’ decisions this season, followed by his comments on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special baffled everyone who saw them.

Especially the man sitting across from him and forced to engage him.

“I had like a pack of Tums and Pepto Bismol. I was just downing it during the show,” Chris Harrison joked to Access Hollywood in a new interview.

“It was an interesting, bizarre ride."

"I know I say this a lot about being dramatic and controversial and all that, but literally, in 12 years, it was the most confusing, bizarre show I’ve ever seen.”

Regarding the most awkward part, when Chris said that Juan Pablo had a surprise, only to have Galavis act like he had no clue what he was talking about?

“Juan Pablo told us in St. Lucia, that [on] ‘After the Final Rose,’ I have a big surprise for you,” Chris said. “He said it to one of our executives at ABC."

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