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'Bachelor' Juan Pablo Galavis, girlfriend Nikki Ferrell join 'Couples Therapy,' VH1 announces

"The Bachelor" Juan Pablo Galavis and winner Nikki Ferrell on the season 18 finale, which aired Monday, March 10, 2014, on ABC. Credit: ABC / Rick Rowell

Juan Pablo Galavis, star of the recently concluded edition of "The Bachelor," and winner Nikki Ferrell, whom he is dating though he did not propose marriage, have joined the upcoming season five of VH1's "Couples Therapy."

"Is she the one or not? Ooh, that's a great question," Galavis, 33, says on a promo for the show. "I think she's on the right track. Everything that she does that I don't like, I'm like, 'Is this gonna work?' And it's just a process, but I think we could communicate better. And that's one of the reasons we're here."

Ferrell, a 27-year-old pediatric nurse, says in the promo that she is sanguine over the fact Galavis has not yet said he loves her. "Just because he hasn't said it to me doesn't mean that I don't say it to him. I don't expect him to say it back when I say it. Maybe . . . maybe one day he . . . he will," she said, stammering. "I mean in all reality we haven't been dating that long. But he does -- he loves me," she concluded. "You know, he's committed to this."

VH1, in announcing the new season of relationship counselor Dr. Jenn Berman's show, said in May that a fifth "mystery couple" with "a highly volatile relationship with the press" would join the announced quartet of adult-film star Jenna Jameson and boyfriend John Wood; Dick "Evel Dick" Donato of the reality show "Big Brother" and his girlfriend Stephanie Rogness-Fischer; rapper Anthony "Treach" Criss of the hip-hop group Naughty by Nature and his girlfriend Cicely Evans; and Deena Cortese of "Jersey Shore" and her boyfriend Chris Buckner.

"Couples Therapy" premieres September 10.

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