Bachelorette Andi Dorfman Reveals the Real Reason Behind Her Breakup
Breakups from the Bachelor franchise are nothing new, but the split of Bachelorette Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray was especially surprising—considering just days before they ended their engagement, they were a picture of romance at the Bachelor live premiere. Andi spoke out for the first time post-split with host-cum-therapist Chris Harrison last night, and shared heartbreaking insight into that particular night, what led to the end, and more.
On why they ended their engagement:
“It was pretty mutual. We were both very aware of the fact that we just didn’t better each other. I didn’t feel supported and empowered, and I don’t think I gave him that support and empowerment that he needed. When you have two very passionate, very strong personalities in one house and nobody can back down and nobody is that calming force for one another, it’s a lot of emotion and it’s a lot of tension in one house.”
On their last appearance together (at the Bachelor live premiere):
“Obviously, the decision to end an engagement doesn’t happen overnight. We had definitely been struggling…we had struggled for a while. We went to the premiere and I think hearing people ask about wedding dates and even seeing the other happy couples and people planning weddings—we actually had to ask ourselves, why are we not planning a wedding? Let’s be honest. Why is it that we don’t have a date when people that were engaged after us have a date. For me, that trip was very eye-opening.”
On her feelings for Josh:
“I’ll always love him. I never loved anybody like that in my life. I’ve never, ever experienced a love like that. I will always, always have a love for him. That was my first true love, without a doubt—and my first true heartbreak.”
On their current status:
“Knowing his personality and knowing my personality, there’s a lot of emotion there, so it’s hard to keep a positive, healthy relationship going on now. Both of us get upset about each other’s actions and it’s not a healthy place right now. There’s just so much hurt between he and I, and sadness…This is the biggest failure of my life so far.”
On her future with Josh:
“I do think there’s a possibility to be friends with him…he’s a huge part of my life.”
I’m sad for them! I thought they had forever-makings. What was your reaction to Andi’s interview—and do you think you can ever be friends with an ex?