'Bachelor' Juan Pablo Finally Breaks His Silence

He and Nikki Ferrell respond to haters of the relationship.

March 11, 2014, 10:15 AM

March 11, 2014 — -- Nikki Ferrell and Juan Pablo Galavis are speaking out to the critics of last night's "Bachelor" finale as well as haters of their relationship.

Galavis picked Ferrell, but didn't propose on last night's show.

He also said, "I like you ... a lot," but didn't say "I love you."

He continued to refuse to say those three magic words on "After the Final Rose" to the chagrin of host Chris Harrison, who kept trying to pry details out of the reality star.

Today, Ferrell posted a message on Instagram defending her man.

"You can't rush something you want to last forever," she said.

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This comes after she slammed people who began tweeting at Ferrell telling her to "leave him," that she "could do better," and that she was "weak."

"Being in the public eye does NOT give you the right to say what you want to me," she wrote. "Your words hurt no matter what. Be ashamed of yourselves."

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Ferrell wasn't alone is speaking up either.

Galavis also posted on Instagram, saying: "Throw me to the wolves and I'll come back leading the pack."

In addition to not saying "I love you" to Ferrell, Galavis wouldn't divulge any details of the status of his romance or where they plan to live. He added that he and Ferrell were "done" with the show.

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