The former The Bachelorette bachelors, who both competed for Andi Dorfman's heart on Season 10, will be looking for love on reality TV all over again, a source confirmed to Entertainment Tonight.
It's difficult to say which participant is the bigger shock.
Murray experienced heartbreak once his engagement to Dorfman ended, and he recently wrapped filming Famously Single, which is currently airing on E!. Despite insisting he has no interest in fame or staying relevant in the press, Murray is apparently jumping from one reality TV project to another.
As for Viall, he's a two-time The Bachelorette runner-up, so it takes guts to put his pride aside and potentially risk getting rejected on national TV again. Dorfman had picked Murray over him in the July 2014 finale of The Bachelorette. Viall was then dumped by Kaitlyn Bristowe in favor of Shawn Booth, her current fiance, on The Bachelorette's eleventh season.
Murray, 31, and Viall, 35, used to have serious bad blood between them, which should make for an interesting twist in Paradise. After Dorfman crushed Viall, he tried relentlessly to win her back, but she had no interest in communication.
Viall then publicly revealed he had sex with Dorfman in the Fantasy Suite during her season's After the Final Rose special, an admission Dorfman dubbed "below the belt" and Murray called "classless and disrespectful." Viall acknowledged his remark was in poor taste.
After Bristowe selected Booth -- who also disliked Viall at the time because he had slept with Bristowe during a one-on-one date in the middle of the season -- in The Bachelorette's July 2015 finale, Murray took a shot at Viall on Twitter.
"Welp, let's see who the next Bachelorette is, 3rd times always a charm, you got this bud," Murray wrote.
Murray and Dorfman split in January 2015, which came as a shock to Bachelor nation. The former Bachelorette recently released a memoir It's Not Okay: Turning Heartbreak Into Happily Never After, claiming their relationship was "volatile" and "f-cked up." She said Murray was a controlling, possessive and verbally abusive fiance. Dorfman hinted in the book that she hooked up with Viall again after the split.
Murray appeared to date California native Anna von Staehle eight months after the breakup but things clearly didn't work out. Meanwhile, Viall has been living up the single life and enjoying his new career as a model.
Bachelor in Paradise premieres August 2 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC. To find out who else will be participating in Season 3 of the ABC reality dating series, click here.