The Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis was painted as a sweet single dad on the last season of ABC’s The Bachelorette, and although he didn’t win the heart of Desiree Hartsock, he will soon embark on his own search for love on The Bachelor. However, his on-screen persona may not be exactly how producers have made it seem.
“According to his official Bachelor bio, Juan Pablo, 32, resigned from his professional soccer career with Miami FC in 2008 after receiving the life-changing news that his then-girlfriend, Latina actress Carla Rodriguez, was pregnant,” Radar Online reported on December 31, “but The Enquirer has uncovered court documents that show the blue-eyed heartthrob was ordered by a judge to pay back child support in May 2011 – more than two years after his daughter was born!”
From the looks of things, Juan is and always has been, very involved in his daughter’s life, so to think he was withholding child support is disappointing. Even though Juan retired from soccer before the child was born, he surely had enough money to help raise the child, Camila. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have quit.
“The Florida Department of Revenue’s Child Support Enforcement Program slapped Juan Pablo with an income deduction order, requiring employers to automatically deduct $243.94 per month for child support, plus $49.00 per month for retroactive child support until the outstanding balance of $3,574.57 was paid,” the site claims.
“Juan Pablo has been hoping that news of his court-ordered child support didn’t get out because he doesn’t want Bachelor fans finding out he’s not the perfect father he portrays himself to be,” a source revealed to The Enquirer.
Just days before the child support report hit the web, Juan appeared to be just as good of a father as anyone could want as he posted a photo of himself and Camila posing in front of a Christmas tree. Then, on the day after Christmas, the pair surfaced at Disney World where they took photos with Mickey Mouse.
The new season of The Bachelor premieres January 6 on ABC.
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