'Bachelor' Juan Pablo Galavis 'Blessed' to Spend Birthday With Nikki Ferrell

PHOTO: Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell pose with his birthday cake at his birthday party

Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell just hit another relationship milestone: his first birthday with her by his side.

The "Bachelor" couple celebrated in his adopted hometown of Miami with friends and family, including his father, Saul, and his sister, Anna.

"I'm very happy and blessed to spend the first of many birthdays with Nikki," Galavis, who turned 33 on Aug. 5, told People. "She's a wonderful woman -- smart, caring, who treats my daughter amazingly well. She's the one who has to deal with this Latin guy, with a culture that she sometimes doesn't understand. She's been able to handle it well!"

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Meanwhile, Ferrell, who famously did not receive a proposal or a declaration of love from Galavis in the "Bachelor" finale, had a great time meeting "so many of his friends," and listening to Grammy-winning salsa singer Obie Bermudez sing "Adventures in Loving You," her song with Galavis.

"To think back to a year ago when he was announced as [the star of] 'The Bachelor,' and then to be here a year later with him, it all seems so surreal," she said. "I was really excited to be able to spend Juan's birthday with him here in Miami."

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