Find Out What New Bachelor Chris Soules Thinks of Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray’s Breakup

Couple announced they were splitting yesterday

By Lily Harrison, Sara Kitnick Jan 09, 2015 11:30 PMTags
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We weren't the only ones surprised to hear that Bachelorette couple Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray called off their engagement.

New Bachelor star Chris Soules is also a bit shocked that the former couple decided to break up recently, according to sources close to the hunky star.

"Chris did actually think they were gonna last," friends of Soules tell E! News. The source added that Soules thinks "Josh is a great guy."

Dorfman and Murray announced their split just yesterday after a whirlwind (and public!) courtship.

"After several months of being engaged and working on our relationship, we have decided that it's best for both of us to go our separate ways," the pair said in a joint statement.

"We are very sad that it has come to this point, but this is what's best for both of us individually. We will continue to be good friends and have nothing but great things to say about each other and wish each other the best."

Just days before the breakup news went public, Dorfman and Soules put on a united front and seemed very much together during a live TV appearance on ABC.

"We're looking forward to just settling down and relaxing and just having fun with each other," Murray said Monday. Additionally, Andi said, "Once you start [wedding] planning, there's no stopping. I have to be ready to plan and he has to be ready to taste the food and drink the wine."

Soules isn't the only one caught off guard by the split. Yesterday, Dorfman's Bachelorette runner-up Nick Viall told E! News, "I was surprised. I feel for them. Heartbreak is tough for anyone, whether you're engaged or not. It stinks."