'Bachelor' Juan Pablo Galavis: Nikki is 'my girlfriend,' 'all I want is to be happy'

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juan-pablo-galavis-nikki-ferrell-girlfriend-bachelor.jpgThe coverage continues of "Bachelor" Juan Pablo Galavis' controversial ending to his season, with what was easily the most awkward and uncomfortable "After the Final Rose" reunion in franchise history.

Galavis has finally filed his "Bachelor" blog for People -- he has tweeted it was because production wouldn't let him file any sooner -- and he says that he's happy to be done with the whole process (edited for length):

The end result is not what anyone expected or wanted, because the show has the proposal as the perfect ending. As you saw on Monday night, what is real and the respect for a father is more important to me than making a perfect TV show. I did what I wanted and thought it was better for me and my family.

After I gave mi catira (my blondie) the final rose, I felt a sense of relief and joy, because our four months of being together in secret was starting. As I told her dad, that was going to be the big test. If we could make it through that, we were heading on the right track.

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Even though it's hard to believe, I have great memories out of all of this - I learned many things and it made me stronger than before. Now, it's time to say goodbye to all of you that are reading and writing to me constantly and I have to confess that I will miss you a lot. Until today, you will get to read about The Bachelor Juan Pablo and from now on you will get to see more of the real Juan Pablo. ... At the end of the day, all I want to be is happy and I found what I signed up for: I found mi catira. She's the woman from After the Final Rose that you saw as my girlfriend. Nikki has been that way to me for a few months already.

Read the full blog at People and get ready for Andi's "Bachelorette" season, which should premiere in late May on ABC.
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