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Sharleen Joynt: Juan Pablo Doesn’t Deserve 'the Worst Bachelor Ever' Label


Justice for Juan Pablo Galavis? Bachelor season 18 contestant Sharleen Joynt definitely doesn’t suppose the previous lead deserves the hate he obtained in 2014 — or once more in 2020 as Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette is about to start.

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“There are such a lot of [misconceptions about Juan Pablo],” the 33-year-old opera singer says on Us Weekly’s “Right here for the Proper Causes” podcast. “Simply the truth that he doesn’t care or didn’t care in regards to the different girls’s emotions or wasn’t interested in them, just because that really was the polar reverse to my expertise.”

Sharleen defined: “I felt like he requested me loads of questions. We bonded over the outcomes of these questions. You understand, we ended up having conversations based mostly on them. And he remembered the solutions to these questions. The subsequent time I had a one-on-one date, he would confer with one thing I had mentioned, like, weeks in the past.”

Juan Pablo, 39, bought backlash from Bachelor Nation throughout his season when Andi Dorfman stop after the fantasy suite dates as a result of she didn’t really feel like he cared to get to know her. After the season 10 Bachelorette, 33, instructed him off, Clare, his runner-up, slammed the previous soccer star after he allegedly instructed her he didn’t love her however beloved “f—king” her. ABC highlighted Juan Pablo and Clare’s explosive breakup as a part of the promo for her upcoming season of The Bachelorette.  

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Sharleen, for her half, doesn’t perceive why Clare’s relationship with Juan Pablo could be a promoting level to observe the hairstylist’s season.

“The truth that she instructed off Juan Pablo, on no account, you recognize, displays how nice a Bachelorette she’ll be,” the “Ask Shady” podcast host explains to Us. “It’s like, ‘Oh, she has the flexibility to inform off males,’ like I’m extra concerned about her traits as a girl. And what about her I can relate to or what about her is totally different from me. However why I’d wish to watch her on TV? It has nothing to do with [Juan Pablo], to me, that’s how I really feel. And naturally, I’m going to have a biased tackle this as a result of I don’t suppose he’s all that dangerous.”

Sharleen concludes that “it was very bizarre” to observe season 18 unfold after she exited throughout week 7 of the sequence.

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“I went on that season like every other. You understand, I used to be like, ‘I’m gonna be on The Bachelor. You’re not like, ‘I’m gonna be on what’s going to turn into this actually controversial, like, weirdly iconic in a unfavorable approach season,” she explains. “Whereas we had been filming, it’s not like everybody secretly on the home was like, ‘Oh, he’s so this or that.’ Everybody was both not speaking about him out of respect for one another or they had been speaking about how nice he was. … Nobody was speaking about how horrible he was whereas we had been filming. They weren’t.”

Whereas Juan Pablo picked Nikki Ferrell over Clare throughout his finale, he opted to not suggest and bought extra warmth for not saying the L-word. Juan Pablo and Nikki known as it quits in October 2014 after a number of months collectively.

For extra from Sharleen — together with her ideas on Clare’s upcoming season, why she hasn’t arrange pal Nick Viall on a date and all the small print of her relationship-based podcast with husband Andy Levine, “Ask Shady” — hearken to this week’s “Right here for the Proper Causes” episode.