Ex-'Apprentice' Jennifer Murphy marries 'Extreme Makeover' dentist
By Reality TV World staff, 07/10/2006
Former The Apprentice candidate Jennifer Murphy has gotten married, wedding former Extreme Makeover dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman in a Friday evening ceremony.
According to People, the non-denominational ceremony took place at Donald Trump's recently opened Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles. Longtime The Apprentice viewers will remember the oceanside Rancho Palos Verdes, CA golf course as one of the two job opportunities that Trump offered original Apprentice winner Bill Rancic (Rancic chose to instead work on Trump International Hotel, Trump's Chicago project.)
In addition to Trump himself, Esther Williams and several of Murphy's fellow former Apprentice contestants were reportedly among the 300 guests who attended the ceremony. Murphy, a 27-year-old former Miss Oregon who appeared on The Apprentice's Fall 2005 fourth edition, wore a Samin Haute Couture gown and diamond drop earrings from XIV Karats, a Beverly Hills jeweler. XIV Karats also designed the couple's wedding bands.
The couple first met when the 47-year-old Dorfman attended the 2004 Miss USA pageant (which Trump owns) in which Murphy was competing. Despite their 2004 meeting, they reportedly only began dating a year later when Discus Dental, Dorfman's company, hired Murphy for a teeth whitening ad. The couple got engaged last Christmas when Dorfman proposed to Murphy with a 3-carat diamond ring.
Murphy -- who Trump once called "one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen" -- was eliminated from The Apprentice 4 when, following an Episode 6 loss that represented the most lopsided task defeat in show history, Trump fired four members of the losing team.
Murphy and Dorfman -- who shouldn't be confused with Garth Fisher, the former Extreme Makeover plastic surgeon that Rock Star hostess Brooke Burke recently divorced -- are honeymooning in Fiji.