Meet 'Bachelor' Juan Pablo's new love

Story highlights

  • Galavis has a new love interest
  • The pair connected via social media

(CNN)Juan Pablo Galavis has apparently found his twin.

The former "Bachelor" says his new girlfriend Osmariel Villalobos shares the same August birthday month, but that's not where the similarities end.
    "We're so much alike," he told People. "She's like a female version of me -- the Juan Pablo that people know personally, not the TV one."
    Galavis gave his final rose to Nikki Ferrell during Season 18 of "The Bachelor."
    But fans of the show were not happy that Galavis refused to tell Ferrell on air that he loved her, and the couple ended up splitting.
    The Venezuelan former professional soccer player said he heard about Villalobos via a mutual friend and began following her on social media.
    Things took off when Galavis commented on a post of Villalobos dancing with her nephew.
    "I thought it was cute, so I commented on her Instagram," he said. "She replied to me, and then I wrote to her on private message. We talked about her nephew, and she said that she was spoiling him! We exchanged numbers and then we started texting each other."
    After months of dating, the pair are not shy about posting photos together.
    The single father told People that Villalobos and his 7-year-old daughter get along well. "That was important to me," Galavis said.