With the premiere of the next Bachelorette upon us, Andi Dorfman is speaking out about what fans can expect ... And it sounds like anyone who thought that drama from Juan Pablo's Bachelor "aventura" was going to spill into Andi's season should prepare to be seriously disappointed.
In fact, Andi's already squashed hopes that her best friend Nikki Ferrell would appear on the show ...
When asked by RealityTVWorld.com about whether her friendship with Nikki would be featured at any point in season 10 of The Bachelorette, she replied:
I don't think you'll be seeing her. This is something I did on my own. I broke away from last season. This is a new adventure for me, and this is something that I did on my own, and I'm still in touch with her. She's still a friend of mine, and I wish her and Juan Pablo the best of luck.
Eek! There's some majorly uncomfortable, defensive tension between the lines there. "Still a friend"? Whaaa? Weren't they supposedly BFFs?
As fans know very well, the show has a tradition of bringing back people from the previous season(s) to "advise" the current star of the show, and with Nikki and Andi's friendship allegedly tighter than Taylor and Selena's, you'd think Nikki would be the first one Andi would've called to appear on the show, right? Since she didn't, we can probably venture a guess that they're not nearly as close as they used to be. And I wouldn't be surprised if JPG is the reason for that! Sad!
Of course, the other possibility is that Nikki wants nothing to do with the franchise (because JuanPabs is still waging his own mini-war on ABC, at least in his mind), so Andi's doing her best to accommodate her friend's wishes and also turn all of our attention to the next act of this neverending circus ...
Either way, what a bummer that Andi won't have Nikki to lean on as she hands out her roses! But I suppose we can't be all that surprised that Juan Pablo has managed to ruin one more thing for Bachelor Nation. Boo hiss!
Why would you guess Nikki won't be appearing on Andi's season?
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