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Desiree Hartsock rejected Juan Pablo Galavis on The Bachelorette (!), but the 32-year-old Venezuelan hunk is getting another chance at finding love.
On Monday's After the Final Rose special, ABC officially announced that Juan Pablo will star in the upcoming 18th season of The Bachelor. (E! News exclusively reported the single dad was the "front-runner" for the role last month.) The retired footballer, however, already has a very important lady in his life: his 4-year-old daughter Camila! And, as a source tells E! News exclusively, Juan Pablo's little girl will most definitely have a say when it comes to daddy's love life.
"Juan Pablo would never pursue a serious relationship—much less ask for someone's hand in marriage—without his daughter being completely OK with it," says the source.
"For the most part, [Camila's] mother will be taking care of her while Juan Pablo is shooting," adds the source. "But she will definitely appear on the show. He's going to make sure to see her as often as he can and include her in the process—very much like what Emily Maynard did with her daughter [Ricki] when she was the Bachelorette."
Juan Pablo is "super excited" about his quest for love, says a source, adding, "He knows this is going to be a life-changing experience."
That it will be, for better or worse. As for all the women hoping to score a spot as Camila's future stepmom? Line up, ladies!