Andi Dorfman, Fiance Josh Murray Split Five Months After Bachelorette Finale
So much for her happy ending. Andi Dorfman is back on the market just five months after Bachelor Nation watched her accept a proposal from finalist Josh Murray on the July 28 finale of The Bachelorette‘s 10th season, their rep confirms to Us Weekly.
“After several months of being engaged and working on our relationship, we have decided that it’s best for both of us to go our separate ways,” they said in a statement on Thursday, Jan. 8. “We are very sad that it has come to this point, but this is what’s best for both of us individually. We will continue to be good friends and have nothing but great things to say about each other and wish each other the best.”
The news comes just three days after Dorfman, 27, and Murray, 30, walked the red carpet together at ABC’s season 19 premiere event for The Bachelor on Monday, Jan. 5. At the time, Murray told Us that although they hadn’t started wedding planning yet, they were “looking forward to kind of settling down with each other” in 2015.
“I think we’re open to whatever,” the ex Bachelorette said of her thoughts on their nuptials. “Honestly we haven’t even taken a breath in 2014…so once we take a breath we’ll figure out what we want.”
Added her former baseball-playing beau: “The traveling has been really good. It’s been a lot of fun; we just haven’t settled down yet.”
The two went on to talk about date nights — Dorfman learned to cook some of her now-ex-fiance’s favorite foods — and living together, telling Us they might be looking to move in the future.
“I can’t even get in the closet,” Murray joked of Dorfman’s messiness, adding that he recently woke up with a pin in his leg from her sewing. “We just need a bigger place. This is the problem.”
As Bachelorette fans saw last summer, Dorfman chose Murray over runner-up Nick Viall, accepting his proposal (and a big diamond ring!) on the finale. “Andi, you are the answer to all my prayers, you are the woman of my dreams,” he said at the time. “When I look in your eyes…I see a woman I want to give the world to. I see a woman I want to spend my life with.”
Dorfman was similarly effusive about her betrothed, telling Atlanta’s Jezebel magazine that he made her a “believer” in true love, and in the power of The Bachelorette. “If I had to say one thing [I love most], I think I love that he genuinely is my best friend,” she said. “He’s the last person I want to talk to at night, the first person I want to talk to in the morning. I just want to tell him everything…He’s just my partner through it all.”
[via US Magazine]