When Josh Murray was newly engaged to and still happy in love with Andi Dorfman, he said that he would never associate himself with people like Nick Viall. So fans of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette will likely be very surprised and shocked to discover that Josh recently hung out, and may still be hanging out, with Nick. The two have not met up in either one’s hometown but in Las Vegas. Are they actually partying together?
Both Josh and Nick are actually in Las Vegas for the iHeartRadio Music Festival. On Friday, Josh posted a photo of himself with Nick at a media event. Both men have big smiles on their faces and Josh is actually leaning in towards Nick a bit.
Yet Josh’s caption for the photo, “media obligations,” suggests that they just took a friendly photo together when asked to.
The photo received a barrage of comments. Some people commended Nick and Josh for putting aside their history and being able to at least be civil and take a photo together. Others, however, told Josh that he’s too good to go anywhere near Nick. Many others simply expressed shock over the photo.
Josh Murray and Nick Viall aren’t the only ones from the Bachelor franchise to be at the music festival. Nick tweeted a photo of himself goofing up on the red carpet with Marquel Martin, Dan Cox, Robert Graham, and Kiptyn Locke.
— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) September 19, 2015
Marquel, who competed with Josh and Nick for Andi on The Bachelorette, posted a photo that poked fun of Josh and Nick’s history. “Can’t we all just get along,” asked Marquel, standing between a stern-looking Josh and Nick.
Dan Cox, who was most recently seen on Bachelor in Paradise season 2, posted another photo of Nick and Josh together. This time, the photo also included Becca Tilley, who was the runner-up on Chris Soules’ season of The Bachelor.
— Dan Cox (@DanGCox) September 19, 2015
Could Andi Dorfman have an awkward run-in with Josh and Nick at the music festival? Not likely, since she’s currently in Atlanta visiting family and friends. On Saturday morning, she posted a photo of herself on a girls’ night out date the night prior with Kelly Travisty, Christy Hansen, and two other friends. Andi met Kelly and Christy while they were on Juan Pablo Galavis’ season of The Bachelor together.
When Andi was the star of The Bachelorette, her final two men were Josh and Nick. Andi ended up sending Nick home and getting engaged to Josh. During the live After the Final Rose taping, Nick asked Andi why she made love to him if she wasn’t in love with him and knew that she was going to pick Josh. As the audience members gasped in shock, Andi immediately told Nick that his comment was “below the belt.”
In an interview with RumorFix afterwards, Josh said that he and Andi don’t associate themselves with people like Nick Viall.
“To be honest it was very classless and disrespectful and it just shows the type of person he really is. And I don’t associate myself with those kind of people and neither does Andi, so it’s nice that that’s over with now and he’s of no concern to us or our lives.”
Andi Dorfman’s engagement to Josh Murray didn’t last. In January, after about eight months of engagement, the two announced their split. Nick Viall later went on The Bachelorette again, this time to compete for Kaitlyn Bristowe. Despite having had sex with Kaitlyn, which she admitted to while filming the show, he came in second place again, losing out to Shawn Booth.
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