The new season of the Bachelor returns Sunday starring first Latino lead and single father Juan Pablo Galavis. However, new reports suggest that Galavis is not a devoted single father, but actually a deadbeat dad.
According to the Jan. 13th print edition of National Enquirer and Radaronline.com, in 2011 Juan Pablo was ordered to pay $243.94 a month plus an additional $49.00 to knock down the more than $3,500.00 he owed in back support.
The reports say the Bachelor's First Latino lead was forced to help pay for his daughter with Latina actress Carla Rodriquez.
The dating reality show made its debut in 2002 and has been on the air for 17 seasons, but it had never before featured a Latino as the coveted prize.
"It's not easy to find people from different cultures [for "The Bachelor"]. They don't understand this show; they don't want to be in this show. So it's not easy and definitely the reaction has been great and I'm happy," Galavis said.
Galavis is a Miami-based music consultant whose past includes promoting popular Latino musical artists such as Chino y Nacho, Obie Bermudez and Jerry Rivera.
In an interview with Fox News Latino, the new Bachelor said he feels this new televised adventure may lead to siblings for his daughter and "maybe find somebody that I can be happy [with] and have a family and then she will have brothers and sisters."
On "The Bachelor" premiere episode airing Jan. 5 Galavis will meet 27 potential matches, women ranging from opera singers to science educators.
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