After becoming a couple on Season 18 of "The Bachelor," Juan Pablo Galavis and girlfriend Nikki Ferrell are back on TV – this time, on VH1's "Couples Therapy" with Dr. Jenn Berman.
Juan Pablo stopped Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday, where the former "Bachelor" said he and Nikki are still going strong – thanks to the help they received on the show.
"We are so glad we did ['Couples Therapy']," he told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover. "I don't think we'd be together right now if we hadn't done it."
The 33-year-old said he and Nikki have a long distance relationship (which makes dating a challenge to begin with), but also needed guidance on the issue of how to introduce Nikki to his young daughter.
"The main issue I had was I'd never introduced my daughter to my girlfriend… I didn't know how to handle it," he shared. "Like if I said 'girlfriend' and we broke up, then another girlfriend, and [my daughter's] like, 'Daddy, what was that other girlfriend? And that other girlfriend'? I didn't want that.
"Yes, of course [they've met now]. But that was one of the biggest issues that I had, was how am I'm gonna handle that situation with my daughter? And you'll see what Dr. Jenn says," he added.
And then there's the infamous "love" word issue (Juan Pablo replied "I like you" after Nikki told him she loved him on the "Bachelor" finale). Has he finally dropped the L-word?
"That’s a very good question," he laughed. "You guys have to watch the show… it's very interesting when you watch the show. I'm just telling you because you will understand the reason."
The reality star is seen crying in a clip for the new counseling show, something he admits happened often.
"I’m a cry baby. It's intense. I never thought it was gonna be that way," he said. "You learn so much about yourself and the things that hurt somebody that you didn't even realize."
As for whether he's chauvinistic, Juan Pablo said, "not at all."
"That's what you saw on TV. Women and men are equal. I'm not above anybody," he said.
"Couples Therapy" premieres Wednesday night at 9 PM on VH1.
-- Erin O'Sullivan