“In the end it was more of a business partnership than a relationship,” a source close to the former couple told RadarOnline.com exclusively.
The couple, who got engaged and were planning a Spring wedding after appearing on the show last year, were just on the carpet together on Jan. 5 for the Season 19 premiere of The Bachelor.
“Producers were always forcing them to make appearances together and act a certain way and it got old,” the source said. "Going to the premiere together was the last straw. They couldn’t pretend anymore.”
Representatives for Dorfman and the former professional baseball player released a joint statement, saying:
“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. 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.”
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As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Murray, 29, was arrested in his hometown of Tampa, Fla. in 2008 after an angry, drunken confrontation with police, but he pleaded not guilty to a disorderly conduct charge and the State Attorney did not prosecute the case.
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