Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell Breakup Was ‘Right Before’ Her Birthday: Report

November 12, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Nikki Ferrell, the Bachelor contestant who was in a relationship with Juan Pablo Galavis before the two broke up a few weeks ago, gave an interview Wednesday about what happened.

“It all played out over a couple of days, right before my birthday,” she said in the interview.

“We were just going back and forth through texting. He was questioning the relationship, and I was questioning it back. I sent him a message saying, ‘We should fight for this. We should work this out.’ And he didn’t respond,” she told Life & Style. Ferrell turned 28 on Oct. 29.

During her birthday, Ferrell said she cut Pablo out of her life. “In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have done that. I’m a tad bit impulsive,” she continued.

But after the breakup was finalized, the two reconnected. “We both knew we were wasting each other’s time. The relationship wasn’t making us happy anymore,” she said.

“We were never a normal couple,” Ferrell concluded.

She also added: “I love him so much, and I know he feels the same way about me..There would have to be a lot of compromising and sacrifices on both of our parts for it to work. Who knows what the future holds, but at this point in our lives, it’s not working for either one of us.”

When the breakup happened, Ferrell said on Instagram: “Isn’t it pathetic how we waste so much time on certain people and in the end they prove that they weren’t even worth a second of it. Nope not one single second.”

Galavis said at the time that it was a “word issue.”

“She wants to hear I love you. It’s a word issue,” Galavis said, via Us Magazine, adding: “If I say it, I mean it.”