Juan Pablo Galavis: Bachelor Has a Birthday; Gets Messages From Friends, Nikki Ferrell

Juan Pablo Galavis, the last Bachelor, is celebrating his birthday on Tuesday, August 5. 

A number of friends are sending him messages on Twitter and through other avenues.

“Happy birthday Bachiller,” said one user.

“Feliz cumpleaños Bro @JuanPaGalavis Bendiciones y q sigan los éxitos.. Un Abrazo,” said another.

Nikki Ferrell, the winner of last season and who is still going out with Galavis even though they’re not engaged, also sent a tweet and photo of them two at a recent event.

“Happy Birthday to my other half. Thank you for being an amazing, loving, and patient man. #birthdayboy,” she said.

Pablo, 32, has also hit out recently at rumors that he and Ferrell, 27, broke up.

“People are going to say what they want to say,” he told People magazine. “I can’t pay attention to that. I don’t like to read what people write, because they don’t know what our relationship is all about.”

Ferrell added: “We’re doing great. We are very happy together.”

The pair are in a long distance relationship but find time to meet up at different places, and recently took in the Manchester United vs Liverpool soccer game at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami.


AP update: New Mexico city OKs funds to lure ‘The Bachelor’ 

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A sharply divided Santa Fe City Council has voted to spend up to $100,000 to try to lure “The Bachelor” to the northern New Mexico city.

Councilors approved by a 5-4 vote on Wednesday a funding request from the convention and visitors bureau to try to get the ABC dating show to film an episode in Santa Fe.

Supporters say Santa Fe could use a tourism boost and the filming could showcase some of the city’s attractions.

But Councilor Bill Dimas says the show is awful and having it set in a city wouldn’t encourage him to visit.

“The Bachelor,” which debuted in 2002, features an eligible bachelor who goes on a series of dates to choose a potential bride from a pool of 25 women.

Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber