‘Bachelorette’ Andi Dorfman gets engaged to Josh Murray in finale
07/28/2014 10:31 PM
07/29/2014 9:00 AM
"Bachelorette” Andi Dorfman finally made her draft pick in the finale of ABC's popular show, and no, it wasn't software salesman Nick.
It was Josh Murray, the former professional athlete (in case you hadn't heard) and brother of Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray.
But ABC didn't reveal Andi's final pick without some drama beforehand.
First, her final two had to meet Andi's family.
First up was Nick, who took nervous to a whole new level but ultimately passed the test of the Dorfman's.
First he made Andi's mom cry when he professed his love for her daughter, then got the approval of the ever-popular dad Hy, who said if Andi is the one for Nick, he'd happily grant his permission for a proposal.
“I can definitely see him as a son-in-law,” Hy said.
Next up was Josh, who though used to stepping up to the plate, also showed his nerves.
“It's a big deal to get their approval and show them who I am,” Josh said.
Despite speculation from Andi's sister about her tendency to date athletes, Josh proved he was not like the ones before him and won over the Atlanta family.
“You've got my blessing, all you've got to worry about is hers,” Hy said.
After the men met Andi's parents, they went on one last date.
Josh and Andi went on a nice leisurely ride on a yacht before dinner, where Josh gave Andi a custom baseball card with her name and stats on it.
Andi decided the card wasn't worth trading, that it “solidified everything” Josh had said about their relationship.
On Nick's final date, the two went off-roading to a private spot for a picnic before the night portion, where Nick gave Andi a necklace with a tube of sand from the beach where he first told her he loved her.
“I feel confident that we are ready to get engaged,” Nick said.
But Nick's confidence would quickly disappear when he answered a knock at his door from Andi instead of jeweler Neil Lane.
“I wanted to come chat,” Andi told him. “I woke up this morning and didn't feel that something was right.
“It's not like what I envisioned.”
Nick's face was filled with disbelief as he tried to process that he was being sent home.
“I don't know how you could look at me the way you did and react the way you did and be sitting here right now saying this to me,” Nick said.
I feel like such a fool,” Nick said on his SUV ride home. “That was hard to swallow.”
Later that morning, Josh professed his love to Andi in rom-com style before Andi finally told him those three little words.
“I know I love you,” Andi told him. “I am madly in love with you.”
Josh got down on one knee and proposed, to which Andi said yes and handed out the final rose.
Fast-forward to the “After the Final Rose” special, where host Chris Harrison told a live audience about the attempts Nick has made to talk to Andi post-filming. He finally was able to deliver a letter to her, but nothing could prepare either of them (or America) for the awkwardness that would ensue when the two finally met face-to-face.
Nick stumbles through an explanation for his attempts to see her, and she admits that there was nothing wrong with their relationship. The love she had with Josh was a greater love, she explained.
“It's hard to hear that,” Nick said, before dropping on a bomb on Andi by asking her why she “made love” with him if she didn't feel the same as he did.
“That night, that was like fiance type of stuff,” Nick said.
Andi, though taken aback, said the feelings she felt were real at the time.
But enough of the two that weren't; Josh finally made an appearance and the couple looked like they indeed hit a home run in their relationship.
“It feels good to finally let it out,” Josh said.
Let's hope their relationship is a true grand slam, for their sake.
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