Andi Dorfman didn’t appear on the latest episode of Bachelor in Paradise, but she was a main character. The former Bachelorette star was part of the biggest “storyline” of the night on the ABC summertime spinoff when her exes Nick Viall and Josh Murray came face to face in Mexico and once again began vying for the same girl.
Longtime fans of The Bachelorette know that Dorfman became engaged to Murray on the season finale of the reality dating show two years ago, but during the After The Final Rose follow-up show, Viall called Andi out for sleeping with him when she knew she was going to choose Josh in the end.
“If you weren’t in love with me … I’m just not sure why you made love with me,” Nick famously said to Andi on the live after-show.
While Nick and Josh may have the same taste in women, they have differing opinions on Andi Dorfman’s tell-all book, It’s Not Okay: Turning Heartbreak into Happily Never After, which was published earlier this year. Nick admitted that most of what Andi wrote about him was true, while Josh slammed the book as “pure fiction.”
Fans who have not yet read Andi Dorfman’s book are wondering what she wrote about her exes. On his Bachelor in Paradise date with Amanda Stanton, Murray alleged that Dorfman lied about their relationship in her book.
“[Andi] has not-so-kind things to say, and it’s very unfortunate that she would depict me in such a false way. It’s like, how am I supposed to comment on these excerpts that people are sending me to a fictional story, something that’s just not true at all? It’s definitely frustrating, but it doesn’t affect me until somebody asks me about it. You have to be a bigger person no matter what kind of lies or egregious things are said about you — you have to try to take the high road. It doesn’t affect me at all. God knows what the truth is. Like, that’s all that matters.”
Later, Andi Dorman’s ex said he won’t talk about the book because it’s not a true story.
“I can’t comment on specific things in any kind of book that my ex has written because it’s a fictional story. There’s stuff that’s so ludicrous — how do you comment on something like that?”
According to Us Weekly, Andi’s biggest revelation about her doomed engagement to Murray was that he was emotionally abusive to her and that her overnight date with Viall continued to be brought up during the course of their nine-month relationship. Dorfman alleged that her ex “had an uncanny way of manipulating situations and conversations to make me feel like the worst person in the world.”
In her book, Andi revealed that her one night stand with Nick came back to haunt her months into her relationship with Josh. Dorfman wrote that after filming for The Bachelorette ended, her fiancé told her that if she ever had sex with Nick, their relationship would be over. Andi didn’t come clean to Josh until just before the Fantasy Suite episode aired, and it ultimately led to the end of her relationship with Murray.
“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.”
Andi also wrote that Josh routinely called her names like “b***h or a whore.” Dorfman added that her relationship with Josh was “the most volatile and f****d up relationship of my life.”
While Andi Dorfman was initially furious with Viall for slut-shaming her on national TV, she admitted that the reason he called her out on After the Final Rose was because she had refused to talk to him beforehand.
“[Nick] was angry that he had tried to reach out to me so many times before,” Andi wrote. “And he felt hurt that I refused to see him.”
After Andi Dorfman’s tell-all book was mentioned multiple times on Bachelor in Paradise, fans noted that Dorfman was the big winner on the episode.
Andi Dorfman previously told People that her book was written unintentionally after she began journaling following her breakup with Murray last year.
“I wrote this book kind of unintentionally. I journaled my breakup and never intended to turn it into anything,” Dorfman said.
Andi also said her book was the realistic side of how most relationships pan out.
“It’s the stuff nobody talks about. We all talk about a ‘happily ever after’, [but] most of us don’t work out – this is that story. The good, bad, psychotic – You name it, it’s in there.”
Andi Dorfman has been vocal about the fact that she thinks signing on to The Bachelor to compete for Juan Pablo Galavis was a dumb idea. Earlier this year, Andi admitted to Cosmopolitan that standing in the cold at 4:30 in the morning waiting for a stranger to give her a rose was “the stupidest thing” she has ever been a part of. Dorfman also revealed that if she had met Josh Murray in the real dating world she probably wouldn’t have stayed with him long.
“I don’t think I would’ve dated him as long. When you go on this show, you put your best foot forward…I don’t think he hid who he was, but the situations we were in didn’t bring out his more negative traits. Like, I didn’t know he had a temper because every time he was with me, it was just the two of us in a palace or something. How could you not be happy?”
Andi also revealed that she spent two months concocting her “exit” plan from Murray, which included buying a one-way ticket to the Big Apple so she could get a fresh start. Dorfman admitted that she slept with Murray one final time before she said goodbye.
“If I didn’t have an exit plan, I probably wouldn’t have done it, because I might have gone back into a tailspin. But I felt the need to take control over my own life. The breakup dictated two months of my life. So I was like, all right, I have to move on somehow. I have unfinished business. And let me tell you, I never looked back after that one relapse.”
Andi Dorfman has not yet commented on the fact that her book was a major storyline on Bachelor in Paradise. Instead, Andi seems to be in a paradise of her own; the former reality star is vacationing in Greece
After all of the publicity her tell-all book got on Bachelor in Paradise, Andi Dorfman may have another reason to make a toast.
Take a look at the video below to see Andi Dorfman talking about her tell-all book.
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