The (not at all) stunning and abrupt breakup of Juan Pablo Galavis and girlfriend Nikki Ferrell absolutely floored fans of The Bachelor and Couples Therapy.
We know. We're shocked ... that it took almost a whole year.
Why did Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell break up, though? Who did the dumping and for what reason? We'll give you one guess, because it's pretty obvious ...
Nikki kicked Juan to the curb at long, LONG last. Ess okay.
Insiders say there had been trouble in paradise for some time (ya think?) but their rift intensified after The Bachelor stars appeared on VH1's Couples Therapy.
If you watch Couples Therapy online, it's clear that therapy didn't take for the two, especially Nikki, who reached a point where she couldn't take it anymore.
In a sense, maybe the show did work, just not as planned.
"Juan and Nikki have been fighting," an insider says, and the 27-year-old Ferrell was the one who pulled the plug the source adds, noting: "It was not mutual."
Another source says the two just wanted different things.
"Everything Nikki wanted, he didn't," the source notes.
"She wanted to settle down and he didn't."
This, evidently, was not as obvious to Nikki as it was to EVERY TV VIEWER AND CELEBRITY NEWS READER IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
"They were not seeing eye to eye on anything," the insider claims. "Juan wanted Nikki in Miami. Nikki didn't want to leave her family, friends, or job."
"Meanwhile, Juan wouldn't even consider going to Kansas."
"Nikki felt like she was doing all the work in the relationship, and that Juan expected her to join his life ... she couldn’t get him to compromise at all."
The same source adds that the notorious douchebag "stopped putting any effort in the relationship" after seeking Dr. Jenn Berman's help on Couples Therapy.
"I don't think he ever said 'I love you' to her," the insider says, which had been an issue from the start, but ultimately caused Ferrell to break down.
"He didn't put Nikki's priorities first and she had enough."
On the show(s), Galavis routinely played the culture/language barrier card, saying Ferrell had a "word issue" because "she wants to hear, 'I love you.'"
He added, "If I say it, I mean it."
Guess he didn't.
You didn't need The Bachelor spoilers to give this breakup away ahead of time, or to tell you that Chris Soules has the bar set very, very low for him in 2015.
Seriously. He can't possibly be worse.