In the magazine interview, Murray said he had his eye on her from her season and was thrilled she was there. She also had a crush on him. They had an instant chemistry once they met in person. "He's a good listener," she toldUs. "He's easy to talk to."
Murray said he wasn't trying to deliberately ice a rival. "It's sad that's how it's being perceived," he said.
He was shocked - shocked! - Dorfman's book kept coming up. "I didn't think people would care." But for the first time I've seen, he conceded a tiny bit beyond his stock "it's fiction" line. "There's a trueness in there," he allowed," but it's twisted in such a way that makes it the worst lie possible because it's believable. I'm not perfect by any means, but I think I'm pretty decent."
Neither have read the book but he knows the basics. She said he has not been controlling - so far. And jealousy, she felt, was implicit in the way "Bachelor in Paradise" was set up. "I'm just going to be the best person I can be all the time," Murray assured. He called Nick Viall's efforts to undermine him "frustrating."
They gushed about each other. "She's a calming force," he said. "He's so dedicated and loyal," she said. "He's sweet and thoughtful and caring - it's not just something he turns on for the cameras."
It's still early in the relationship. Dorfman also loved him to pieces in the honeymoon period. We'll see if this one sticks.