03/12/2014 01:04 pm ET Updated Mar 12, 2014

Juan Pablo Posts Sweet Video After Cringeworthy 'Bachelor' Finale

"Bachelor" Juan Pablo Galavis may not have proposed to the girl he gave his final rose to … or even told her he loved her. But that doesn't mean he hasn't appreciated the grand "aventura" that was his reality show experience.

The ex–soccer player posted a sweet video on Tuesday, March 11, of his favorite moments with "The Bachelor" winner, Nikki Ferrell. From clips of their on–screen dates to photos shared while the two have been hiding their relationship since they finished taping, the compilation video captures Juan Pablo and Nikki's love story.

The Bachelor tweeted a link to the video, defending his private relationship with Nikki.

Juan Pablo introduces the video with a title slide that reads, "This is a RECAP of Mi Aventura… Thanks to Obie Bermudez for using the WORDS I sent him and TURNING them into a song… 'Adventures In Loving You' is for you Mi Catira…"

Could this be Juan Pablo's version of an elaborate love note? It certainly should help to ease the criticism that he has been basically devoid of emotion since the show began.

Juan Pablo and Nikki have both been active on social media since the series finale, expressing their eagerness to be free from the cameras and secrets. Juan Pablo's final slide of the video reads, "Thanks for these INTERESTING 4 months of HIDING, not that the CHARACTER of 'The Bachelor' is OVER, it is time for US to live our life for REAL. Te ADORO. Juan Pablo."

From the looks of it, their "real" life is off to a solid start. Nikki shared a photo on her Instagram account of the pair out to dinner, writing, "On our first REAL one on one date!"



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