(LOS ANGELES) — After an emotional two-hour finale of The Bachelorette on ABC Monday night, Andi Dorfman chose Josh Murray, accepting his marriage proposal and leaving fellow suitor Nick Viall stunned and heartbroken.
Dorfman, a former district attorney, cried when she visited Viall to tell him he wasn’t her choice.
Viall said he never saw the disappointment coming, telling her he woke up that morning confident about them.
“Man, I really thought this was it,” Viall said from the back of an SUV as he was driven away after receiving the news. “I really thought she loved me.”
With tears in his eyes, Viall said he thought he and Dorfman had something special. Earlier in the episode she had said their relationship was filled with passion.
Later she had happier news for Murray, who, during the final rose ceremony, told her he wanted to give her the world.
“Andi you are the answer to all of my prayers you are the answer to my dreams you are the woman I thought never existed in this world. All my worries they just seem to vanish when I’m with you,” Murray said.
Dorfman told Murray that she was in love with him and wanted to spend her life with him and have children together.
The competition started with 25 eligible men vying for Dorfman’s hand. With the other men dismissed by Dorfman, Viall and Murray were last ones standing.
She narrowed it down week by week to Murray, a 29-year-old former pro baseball player from Atlanta, and Viall, a 33-year-old software sales executive who lives in Chicago.
This was the tenth edition of The Bachelorette.
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