Several Bachelor Nation stars gathered in Italy this week for the long-awaited wedding of a former “Bachelorette” star. Andi Dorfman was not successful in finding the forever man of her dreams via reality television, but she was successful on her own in the real world. Now, she has said “I do” in the place where it all began.
“The Bachelor” fans first met Dorfman when she was a contestant on Juan Pablo Galavis‘ season in 2014. She realized during the overnight Fantasy Suite dates that Galavis was not meant to be her future husband, but she took another chance at finding love on reality television by becoming “The Bachelorette.”
Dorfman ended her season engaged to Josh Murray, but the engagement ended less than a year later. It turned out, Dorfman’s lasting love connection was someone she had met briefly long before her reality television stint. Now, the two are husband and wife.
Here’s what you need to know:
Andi Dorfman Married Blaine Hart in Italy
On May 31, Us Weekly revealed that Dorfman and Hart’s wedding took place earlier in the day. Several friends from Bachelor Nation were in attendance, including Kelly Travis, Amanda Stanton, Nikki Ferrell, Tayshia Adams and Hannah Ann Sluss. The former “Bachelorette” shared some highlights from the rehearsal dinner via her Instagram Stories, and wedding highlights are surely on the way soon.
Ahead of the wedding, Adams, Stanton and Sluss embraced Italy together. The three ladies explored the country and shared highlights on Instagram while in Capri, and then revealed they were in Sorrento heading into the big event.
Dorfman & Hart Met Once Years Ago
In an Instagram post that Dorfman shared about a week before her Italian wedding, she gave fans the background on how she and Hart connected.
“A very full circle visiting the spot we met in,” she began. The former “Bachelorette” detailed that she and Hart had met once at a college party.
“I was very into him but not the other way around hahaha,” she joked. Dorfman explained, “We never talked again until 15 years later when Blaine was in Tuscany and Rome for a wedding and I was in Positano with a girlfriend of mine.” Hart sent Dorfman a message via Instagram asking if she would like to meet up for a drink, and “We ended up hitting it off.”
Hart stayed in Italy for another day to spend time with Dorfman, and she happened to snap a photo during their first dinner together “just in case.” Now, Dorfman noted, they were “getting married on the same coast we re-met each other on! All this to say, sliding into DM’s works.”
After reconnecting in Italy, Dorfman and Hart dated long-distance for a while. At the time, the former “Bachelorette” was living in Los Angeles, having previously moved from her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, to try out New York City for a while. Once things got serious with Hart, she left Los Angeles to move to Greenville, South Carolina where he lived.
Dorfman shared news of their engagement in March 2022, noting her fiance was “WORTH THE WAIT!!!!!” Dorfman’s journey to find her forever Mr. Right may have been a challenging journey for her, at times, but she has now officially tied the knot, and “Bachelor Nation” will be eager to see updates.