Andi Dorfman Passes Bachelorette Torch to Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson: Read Her Sweet Message

Andi Dorfman, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson
Andi Dorfman passed the Bachelorette torch to Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson on Monday, May 18, with the premiere of the new season: "I was so lucky to have gotten to join last year." Noam Galai/WireImage; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Welcome to the club, girls! Bachelorette Andi Dorfman passed the torch to Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson on Monday, May 18, with the premiere of the new season.

"Excited to welcome Kaitlyn and Britt into an AMAZING group of women that I was so lucky to have gotten to join last year," Dorfman wrote on Instagram, alongside a collage of Bachelorettes, ranging from season one's Trista Sutter to season 11's dueling duo.

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The collage included photos of all 12 ladies who've been featured on ABC's smash reality series since 2003. They include (clockwise) Trista Sutter, Meredith Phillips, Jen Schefft, DeAnna Pappas, Ali Fedotowski, Ashley Hebert, Jillian Harris, Emily Maynard, Desiree Hartsock, Dorfman, and the newest inductees Nilsson and Bristowe.

"The torch has been passed," season 10 Bachelorette Dorfman wrote on Monday. "Wishing luck and LOVE!"

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While Dorfman found love in dashing athlete Josh Murray during her season, their romance was short-lived. In January, the two announced their split in a joint statement to Us, and shortly after, Dorfman relocated from her native Georgia to New York City.

At an event last month, Dorfman told Us that she would "be lying" to say that she didn't feel pressure to remain with Murray after choosing him in the finale. "I think, from within myself, there was a lot of pressure," she noted at the L.A. Dodgers Inaugural Blue Diamond Gala. "I think nobody wants to go into a relationship and see it fail, so I think we all kind of put a little bit of pressure on ourselves in the relationship and definitely when it's out in the public, there's a lot of pressure with that."

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In a separate interview that same month, the former Assistant D.A. updated Us on life after the Bachelorette.

"I was the girl who kind of went straight from high school to college. Then straight from college to law school," she told Us at a Dressbar launch party in NYC. "I was working before I even passed the bar. So, I've never had the opportunity, and I've always envied my friends who went and traveled abroad. Or went somewhere else to a big city like this. I'm finally doing it, and it feels good! I just want to let it find me."

On Monday, she live-tweeted the first part of the premiere for

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In the meantime, she hasn't been too focused on finding love. "I think I've dated enough in the past year," Dorfman told Us with a smirk. "Yeah, I think my number is good. It's gonna hold me over for a while."

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