It's official, whether ABC says so or not: Andi Dorfman has been confirmed as The Bachelorette, per a letter from her boss granting her a leave of absence.
By trade, Andi is an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County, Ga., who therefore reports to the D.A. of the county, which is home to the city of Atlanta.
The D.A. is taken aback by the fact that she bailed in the middle of a murder trial to appear on a TV show ... but he's giving her the chance just the same.
Fulton County D.A. Paul Howard Jr. calls her request "highly unusual" and does not sound thrilled. He's also not paying her during the leave of absence.
Just the same, Howard agreed to take her back when she's done.
Provided she's MIA no longer than through May 31, her job will be waiting for her post-Bachelorette, as Andi Dorfman is "a valued member of the DA's office."
He ended his letter with, "Wish you best of luck." We'll second that.
If Andi's stint as The Bachelorette is half as good as the smackdown she laid on Juan Pablo this week on The Bachelor, it's gonna be the best season ever: