Nikki Ferrell praises BFF and Bachelorette Andi Dorfman

Mar 13, 2014 at 10:40 p.m. ET

Andi Dorfman's best friend and fellow Bachelor rival Nikki Ferrell wishes pal the best, and she praises her for being there for her on the show.

Nikki Ferrel Andi Dorfman
Photo credit: Courtesy of Nikki Ferrell

Andi Dorfman may have walked out on Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis, but the new Bachelorette got a sweet tribute from his new girlfriend, who is her best friend and fellow contestant, Nikki Ferrell.

While they were rivals on the famous reality dating show, Dorfman and Ferrell became very good friends during their Bachelor stint and remain best pals up to this day. Ferrell actually posted a tribute to Dorfman thanking the new Bachelorette for her friendship during the show and wishing her good luck in her new adventure.

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In the Instagram message, Ferrell posted three photos of herself with Dorfman, including one from the set of the much-talked about After the Final Rose special that aired following the Bachelor finale. She captioned the photos with "@andi_dorfman I could not have made it through this experience without you. Thank you for being a best friend, someone I can always trust, laugh with, and cry with. I can't wait to hear all about your adventure! Much love. #thebachelorette #truefriendship #love."


Dorfman ended up leaving The Bachelor after what she called a "nightmare" overnight date with Galavis in the penultimate episode. "I saw a side to him that I really didn't like, and the whole night was just a disaster."

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Ferrell was ultimately chosen as the final pick by the Venezuelan leading man, and while her feelings for him are the opposite of Dorfman's, the two gal-pals have apparently remained close.

"[People ask], why are you and Andi such good friends?" Ferrell said at the rose ceremony after Dorfman left. "It's like we're the same person, but not in this case."