Juan Pablo Galavis Guinand was born August 5, 1981 in Ithaca, New York and raised in Barquisimeto, Venezuela from an early age. He is a retired professional football (soccer) midfielder/forward, who left the sport in 2008 for family reasons. Juan Pablo Galavis has one daughter, Camila, from the Venezuelan actress Carla Rodriguez,a former girlfriend. His daughter was born on February 14, 2009. He wants to expand his family by marrying and having two more children.