Bachelorette Andi Dorfman and Fiance Josh Murray Slam Runner-Up Nick Viall for "Classless" Remark During After the Final Rose Special
Tell Us what you really think, Josh! Season 10 Bachelorette Andi Dorfman and her fiance Josh Murray slammed Nick Viall's "classless" remarks on the show's "After the Final Rose" special, while speaking to Us Weekly in a conference call on Tuesday, July 29.
Murray, 29, told reporters that he found it "all funny" that Viall was still attempting to reach out to Dorfman, even after being rejected. "I really don't pay any attention to Nick," Murray said. "I'm just focused on Andi and I, and we have a phenomenal relationship and that's all the past. I couldn't care less about him."
Since Murray proposed in the season finale of the smash reality show, he and Dorfman have happily taken their relationship public—but not without some hurdles.
Runner-up Viall, rejected and dejected, made headlines when he confronted Dorfman during the live "After the Final Rose" special, saying: "If you weren't in love with me, I'm just not sure why, like, why you made love with me." Dorfman, stunned by his bold statement, coolly responded: "That's kinda below the belt."
At the time of the incident, Murray was backstage "getting ready to see his "beautiful fiance." He told reporters he wanted to "make the night about us—not Nick—so I didn't even see any of that, nor do I care to see that."
Still, Murray admitted, Viall's comments upset him. "Yeah, to be honest, it was very classless and disrespectful," he said. "It just shows the type of person that he really is. I don't associate myself with those kind of people and neither does Andi. So it's nice that that’s over with and no concern to us or our lives."
Dorfman added on her end: "I think everyone is probably in agreement that it probably wasn't the most tasteful route that Nick chose to go After the Final Rose, but it doesn't negate the relationship that I had with him. That relationship, she said, was "one out of respect."
With her final man standing by her side, Dorfman could not be more thrilled to take her engagement public. "You know, it's funny. A lot of people would come up to me, and I don't know if they predicted that Josh would be the one, but they were definitely like 'Team Josh! We love Josh!'" she shared, adding: "It's been hard to keep a straight face, knowing, obviously, that Josh was the one in the end…. It worked out good."
Dorfman added that the spotlight has little affect on their relationship. "We're good at focusing on ourselves," she shared. "We got a lot going on between the two of us, which is great, but we really just decided to take the high road and focus on the positive people and the people that are showing support."