updated 03/16/2014 AT 10:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/16/2014 AT 3:00 PM ET
Even after 18 seasons of the smash franchise, perhaps no Bachelor has earned as much tabloid ink for his on- (and off-) camera -behavior as Juan Pablo Galavis.
Since this season’s premiere, the Venezuelan sports consultant, and single dad to daughter Camila, has been mired in near constant controversy. He has provoked the ire of die-hard fans for some questionable comments off-air as well as the on-air rage of the women he was supposed to be wooing.
His first runner-up, Clare Crawley, upon being let go after Galavis, 32, had reassured her of a possible future together, snapped, “I would never want my children having a father like you.” But his decision not to propose to his final pick, pediatric nurse Nikki Ferrell, 27, just may be what pushes many of the show’s more than 8 million viewers over the edge.