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Today Jewcy thoughtfully reported on the recent break-up of Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman and her chosen suitor Josh Murray. While this is not a surprise (few Bachelor/Bachelorette engagements lead to successful marriages), we were wondering how this interfaith couple would go about planning their wedding ceremony and how religion would play into their lives together. Though this doesnâ€™t tell us anything definitive about their own plans for religion (if they had any), from the look of Andiâ€™s Instagram profile, there was lots of Christmas holiday celebrating with Joshâ€™s family and no mention of Hanukkah.
The couple put out the following statement: â€śAfter several months of being engaged and working on our relationship, we have decided that itâ€™s best for both of us to go our separate ways,â€ť reads the statement.Â â€śWe are very sad that it has come to this point, but this is whatâ€™s best for both of us individually.â€ť
Elissa Goldstein pretty much sums it up below, wondering what role religion played in their pre-engagement conversations and why religion is so under wraps on the show. In any case, we say talk, talk, talk, and then talk some more before getting engaged!
â€śHere atÂ Jewcy HQ, we canâ€™t help but wonder how much the coupleâ€™s religious differences might have contributed toÂ the splitâ€”sheâ€™s Jewish (and seeminglyÂ pretty secular),Â heâ€™s a devout Christian (with Jewish heritage). Close readers ofÂ Tova Rossâ€™ season 10 recaps will recall thatÂ theÂ showâ€™s producers conveniently elided these facts in their race to the ratings altar. We never saw Andi orÂ Josh (or anyÂ of theÂ suitors) discuss hot-button topics like politics or religionâ€”you know, the sort of stuff couples should talk about before getting engaged. Did these conversations take place? Perhaps, but weâ€™ll probably neverÂ find out, which isÂ kind of a shame. Regardless of the reason for the split (hey, maybe Andi just didnâ€™t want to marry into a family of Chiefs fans),Â itâ€™s weirdâ€”even remissâ€”thatÂ The Bachelor franchise has an embargo onÂ conversations aboutÂ interfaith dating.â€ť