The Bachelorette's Josh Murray on Moving on After Andi Dorfman Split: 'I'm the Happiest I've Ever Been in My Life'
“I don’t talk to Andi,” Murray, 31, told PEOPLE at Ashley Iaconetti‘s Valentine’s Day charity event in New York City.
“For me, I moved on in my life,” Murray said during the event, which was sponsored by Flocku and benefited the families of pediatric cancer patients through the Pennsylvania State Dance MaraTHON. “I’m doing some awesome stuff right now and helping a lot of people, and I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.”
The former pro baseball player was Dorfman’s final pick on her season of the hit ABC dating show in 2014. The two got engaged on the season finale but called it quits in January after eight months together.
Even though things didn’t work out, Murray still looks back on the show as “an amazing experience.”
“It was one of those things [when] you just had to take a chance and see,” he said. “And I’m a big family guy, you know: I want to get married, I want to have kids, I want all that kind of stuff.”
“I wasn’t dating anybody at the time so I said: ‘Why not?’ ” he continued. “I didn’t know who the Bachelorette was going to be, but I at least wanted to go and put myself out there. And be vulnerable for once.”
Murray – who explained he’s “more of a shy guy … believe it or not” – is now back in the dating scene.
After splitting from girlfriend Anna von Staehle last year, Murray is now seeing a new woman named Hannah, whom he brought as his date for the Valentine’s Day event in New York City.
“We just started talking recently,” he says. “[We met] through mutual friends. She’s beautiful. Great person inside, that’s what’s the best thing.”
As for what romantic plans the two had in store after the charity auction, Murray said it he was hoping for a good old-fashioned night in: “We were talking about getting some Ben & Jerry’s and going back to the hotel and watching some movies, that’s it,” he said. “Nothing crazy. Even though it’s like, minus something degrees outside, ice cream inside doesn’t sound bad!”
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Dorfman, meanwhile, is doing her own thing as well.
The reality star is writing a book, out this spring, that she hopes will help others who had love – and lost it.
“This is a story of surviving heartbreak,” she recently told PEOPLE. “Whether it’s in front of a million people or in front of five people, it still feels the same. The good, bad, ugly, pathetic, psychotic, you name it, I did it!”
And while she said she is “actively pursuing” a relationship now, she’s ruling out reality romances: “Definitely no more dating on TV! I’ve gotten my fill.”