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Andi Dorfman: Why I Couldn't Watch Part of Last Night's Bachelorette

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Andi Dorfman's Bachelorette Blog: Sad, Raunchy and Sweet – All in One Episode

Originally posted 05/27/2014 12:05PM

Andi Dorfman is the Bachelorette! After a dramatic exit from Juan Pablo's season of The Bachelor, the assistant district attorney, who lives in Atlanta, is searching for love once again on ABC's hit franchise. Andi, 27, will be blogging for PEOPLE.com every week about the men, the dates and the difficult decisions she'll make on her road to romance. So check back each week. You can also follow Andi on Twitter.

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Bachelor Pad 2 Winner Michael Stagliano Is Married – See His Wedding High-Five!

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Michael Stagliano, Bachelor Pad 2 Winner, Is Married

Originally posted 05/25/2014 09:40AM

Another member of the Bachelor family is officially off the market.

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Bachelorette Sneak Peek: Andi Dorfman Leaves Craig Drunk in Love

Originally posted 05/23/2014 09:30AM

One man is clearly in high spirits over Andi Dorfman. Emphasis on spirits.

In this sneak peek of the next episode of The Bachelorette, Craig can barely suppress his drunken infatuation with the brunette beauty, as he sits – all boozed up – with the other contestants and raves about Dorfman.

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Andi Dorfman: Why I Decided Not to Meet Chris Bukowski

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Andi Dorfman's Bachelorette Blog: All About Meeting the Men

Originally posted 05/21/2014 12:40PM

Andi Dorfman is the Bachelorette! After a dramatic exit from Juan Pablo's season of The Bachelor, the assistant district attorney, who lives in Atlanta, is searching for love once again on ABC's hit franchise. Andi, 27, will be blogging for PEOPLE.com every week about the men, the dates and the difficult decisions she'll make on her road to romance. So check back each week. You can also follow Andi on Twitter.

As I write my first Bachelorette blog, I can't help but remember that I only packed for a couple of weeks for last season, thinking I probably wouldn't even make it throughout the first night. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that I would become the Bachelorette. It really wasn't until I arrived in Los Angeles that it actually set in. All I could feel was excitement and gratitude to be the lucky girl, who had 25 of the most eligible men making the sacrifice to put heir lives on hold all in the name of love.

Leading up to that first night, I needed the advice of the person I trust most in this world, my sister Rachel. Despite being very different from one another, we are incredibly close. I was so thankful she made the trip from San Diego to help me get ready. Although we chose the gold dress, I ended up changing my mind and I was so happy that I did because I felt so beautiful in that gown. I can't thank my Shishy (that's my nickname for her) enough for helping me get ready to meet the men. She got married to the love of her life about a year ago and I can only hope to find my perfect person just like she did.

Driving up to the mansion, me heart was pounding! All I could think was that in the next few minutes I could be meeting the love of my life. What an exciting but nerve-wracking feeling! It's embarrassing to admit, but I really, really hoped my future husband would be there. I was almost afraid to believe it.

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The Bachelorette: Andi's Search for Love Begins – But Not Without Drama

Originally posted 05/19/2014 11:00PM

Time to break out the bouquet of roses and pop some champagne – The Bachelorette is back, and if the premiere is any indication, Chris Harrison's promise of "the most dramatic season ever" may be accurate.

On this season's quest to find love is Andi Dorfman, the Atlanta-based assistant district attorney who famously dumped Juan Pablo Galavis after a "nightmare" fantasy suite date (and his overuse of the phrase "It's okay") on the latest installment of The Bachelor. This time around, Dorfman, 27, is faced with 25 eligible men – and they pulled out all the stops during their first night at the mansion.

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Emily Maynard Celebrates Her Upcoming Wedding with a 'White Trash Bash'

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Emily Maynard Celebrates Her Upcoming Wedding with a 'White Trash Bash'

Originally posted 05/15/2014 05:45PM

Before former Bachelorette Emily Maynard ties the knot, she and her girlfriends tied one on with a jokingly-dubbed "White Trash Bash."

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Bachelorette Andi Dorfman Was 'Devastated' by Eric Hill's Death

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Bachelorette Andi Dorfman Was 'Devastated' by Eric Hill's Death

Originally posted 05/13/2014 07:45PM

With the premiere of The Bachelorette just days away, Andi Dorfman spoke to PEOPLE about the tragic death of contestant Eric Hill, who was killed in a paragliding accident April 23, after he had left the show.

"When I heard the news, I was devastated," says Dorfman, who also reached out privately to Hill's family. "Shock, devastation, grief. It's something you never could have predicted [or] expected."

Hill, who will not be edited out of episodes, "was part of our family," Dorfman says. "And I had just seen him. He was a member of our cast and we had an inherent bond. The [other contestants] shared that bond too. It was shocking and devastating to all of us and it's still a tough thing that we're going through."

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Emily Maynard: Fourth Engagement 'Is My Last. I Really Mean It' | Engagements, Emily Maynard

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Emily Maynard: Fourth Engagement 'Is My Last. I Really Mean It'

Originally posted 05/08/2014 05:40PM

Even though she had agreed to tie the knot three times before, Emily Maynard tells PEOPLE her fourth engagement to automotive management consultant Tyler Johnson "is my last. I really mean it. I'm actually making it to the marriage part this time!"

Once unsure about what her future would hold, the former Bachelorette star says that sharing her life with Johnson "is everything I've been praying for for years."

The two recently bought a home in Charlotte, North Carolina, and have begun furniture shopping in anticipation of moving in over the summer.

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Chris Harrison: How The Bachelorette Is Dealing with the Death of a Contestant

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Chris Harrison: How The Bachelorette Is Dealing with Death of Contestant Eric Hill

Originally posted 05/01/2014 04:15PM

After the death of The Bachelorette contestant Eric Hill, producers are left mourning the loss a friend and struggling to figure out how to handle an unprecedented tragedy.

"It's a horrible, horrible thing. He was taken away too young," host Chris Harrison tells PEOPLE. "It's something we've never dealt with on the show. It didn't only affect our cast, but also our crew who worked closely with him."

Hill, 31, had already shot his scenes for the upcoming Andi Dorfman season when he died of injuries sustained when his parachute collapsed while paragliding in Utah last month.

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Timeless Love and a Tragic Death: The Most Provocative Stories of the Week

Timeless Love and a Tragic Death: PEOPLE's Most Provocative Stories of the Week

Originally posted 04/26/2014 08:00AM

Love and loss.

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