We want to believe in true love sprouting from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, but it doesn’t always happen. We had hopes for Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray after they emerged from The Bachelorette season 10 looking strong, but they surprised fans by announcing their engagement was over last winter, nine months after making it official on TV. (Of course, they’re not the only ones who couldn’t go the distance.)
At the time of their breakup, Dorfman said the split was mutual and that she had hopes the couple would be friends in the future—but now we’re thinking that’s a lost cause. While promoting her new book, It’s Not Okay, she paints herself and Murray as “two hotheads” who argued frequently, describing it as “the most volatile and f–ked up relationship of my life.”
She also got into the split itself, pointing to her overnight date with runner-up Nick Viall as being a big issue: “That one sexual escapade would become a power play used by my fiancé to justify his mistrust in me. It would be an excuse to call me a whore. And it would eventually lead to the demise of my engagement.”
Yikes. It’s fair, of course, to note that all stories have two sides, so who knows exactly what went on with these two. That said, name-calling, however upset you are, is never OK. Murray issued a cool-as-a-cucumber statement to Us Weekly saying, “it saddens me and is very unfortunate that Andi has chosen to characterize me in such a negative way.”
Here’s hoping JoJo Fletcher is more successful on the next season. Come get excited (and see more pics of her hot brothers because, why not?) here.