"Bachelor" season 18 star Juan Pablo Galavis may not have proposed to show winner Nikki Ferrell on the controversial finale this month, but the two did recently have lunch with a pair of marriage counselors who are reality stars themselves -- "Marriage Boot Camp" hosts Jim and Elizabeth Carroll.
There are no plans to feature Galavis, 32, and Ferrell, 26, on the WE tv show as of yet, but meanwhile, the two did talk to the Carrolls about their growing relationship. Check out 5 things Jim and Elizabeth revealed to OTRC.com.
1. Who extended the invitation?
"After the 'Bachelor' finale, we offered to meet Juan Pablo and Nikki since we have some experience counseling reality show couples."
"We counseled Trista and Ryan Sutter [of ABC's 'The Bachelorette'], Jenni 'JWoww' Farley and Roger Matthews [of MTV's 'Jersey Shore'], Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley (of 'The Real Housewives of Orange County'] and Traci Braxton and her husband Kevin Surrat [of 'Braxton Family Values'], which you can see this summer on the premiere of 'Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars.'"
"Juan Pablo and Nikki were very open to our help because relationships are hard, but being in the spotlight makes them even harder and we have a unique perspective on celebrity challenges."
2. Is marriage is in the cards for Juan Pablo and Nikki?
"They have all the makings of a great marriage. They have a complementary style of relationship as opposed to a symmetrical style of relationship, in other words, they complement each other, balance each other, as opposed to being similar. JP exhibits strong leadership, masculinity and uncompromising values, matched with Nikki's nurturing, empathic, feminine qualities."
3. Are Juan Pablo and Nikki are currently ready for marriage, in general?
"They are not ready because they want to take their time. Heck, hardly anybody is ready when they get married. We all have a lot to work on. Juan Pablo and Nikki are not different. Juan Pablo is actually one of the smartest Bachelors ... for realizing that their relationship was not ready. He didn't jump into a marriage based on pressures from being on the show."
4. The Carrolls commend Juan Pablo
"We commend Juan Pablo for admitting that to find 'the one' takes some time and BTW, Nikki agrees with him. Bravo to them for not taking the act of marriage lightly."
5. The biggest challenge Juan Pablo and Nikki are currently facing in terms of their relationship, following the "Bachelor" finale backlash
"First of all, they both readily admit that they have faults that need to be addressed if their relationship is to work. For any couple with a complementary type of relationship the challenge is in balancing strengths and allowing each other to operate in their unique gifting and not letting the differences become a point of criticism."
"The biggest area they will need to work on is the area of compromise and boundaries. They must adapt to each other's unique difference and use the tenderness to overcome their obstacles."
"Marriage Boot Camp" airs on WE tv on Fridays at 9 p.m. ET.