When news broke that Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton broke up, we hoped things could be blamed on rumors. But in an exclusive interview with People magazine, Stanton confirmed their split and that she’s not on speaking terms with her former fiancé.
“I know there’s been a lot of speculation about our relationship and to be honest, I think some people thought I was avoiding it,” she told People at The Bachelor Charity Premiere Party in Los Angeles Monday. “I think it’s good to set the record straight and tell everyone that we’re not together anymore. I just didn’t really know how to go about it.”
The couple immediately hit it off during the latest season of Bachelor in Paradise, and eventually became engaged following the show’s season finale on September 6. Unfortunately, despite what the cameras showed, their relationship was anything but smooth sailing.
“There was a lot of different reasons [we called off our engagement],” Stanton said. “At the end of the day, we were just two very different people. I think there are some things when you love someone you can work on and try to fix things, and then there are some things you just can’t fix. I think it got to that point where we just knew it wasn’t going to work.”
During his time on Bachelor in Paradise, Murray fought with co-stars (ahem, Nick Viall) over issues that stemmed from his relationship with former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman. The couple called off their engagement in January 2015 after being together for eight months, then in May of 2016, Dorfman released a tell-all book and called Murray controlling, paranoid and verbally abusive.
Despite the accusations, Stanton stood by her man, while Murray claimed the book was actually “a fictional story.” Stanton confirmed that the two are not on speaking terms, but she remained positive and did not elaborate on whether or not she too witnessed what Dorfman accused him of.
“We’re just going to go our separate ways,” she said. “I wish him the best.”