We hate to say it, but we’re totally not surprised Josh Murray‘s Bachelor In Paradise engagement to Amanda Stanton ended in disaster.
As you know, the pair called it quits earlier this year and then were spotted kissing about a month later.
But it appears not everything was as smooth sailing as it seemed, because the reality stars are now taking shots are each other in the press. Go figure.
“It’s hard for me to even talk about without crying. I think he knew he was going to date me, so I think he kind of pretended to be exactly what he knew I wanted.”
Miz Stanton went on to say that Josh was way more concerned with his portrayal on the show and not their actual relationship:
“I guess, a red flag for me was, if he was falling for me, he should’ve just been happy. Instead, he focused so much on Nick [Viall] and what everybody else was saying.”
We hate to say we told you so.
And like Josh’s other ex Andi Dorfman, Amanda shared that Josh was “extremely controlling,” which led her to call things off in December:
“I almost broke up with him while the show was airing and I was going to do After Paradise and be like, ‘We broke up.’ I ended up, I wanted to keep trying because I kept thinking about our first date on the show and how excited I was about him and I think that’s what made me keep trying.”
Ultimately, the SoCal native told Josh it was time to hit the road:
“I actually broke up with him after Jingle Ball. He refused to admit it and he wanted to keep trying, and he would post Instagram pictures like, ‘Happy happy happy.’ When I finally kicked him out, I was like, ‘You have to go, I think it’s best that you pack your stuff and you go back to Atlanta.'”
And even though Josh called the cops after Amanda left his things in the hallway (allegedly at his request), it seems she is excited about her future with her family:
“This whole break up has been really, really hard on me and the aftermath has been really hard on me. I’m just trying to focus on my family. I’m working a lot on my blog and I’m writing a book, which is exciting.”
Josh is a hot story line these days!!!
But obviously, he didn’t love all of his dirty laundry being exposed, as he told the outlet in response:
“I just want Amanda to stop lying about me, stop speaking to the press about me, and for Amanda and her friends to stop trying to cyber bully me. haven’t said anything to the press or on social media about her because I moved on with my life. I’ve been out of the country enjoying vacation with my family. However, if Amanda or any of her friends and family continue to speak falsehoods, misrepresentations, and defame my name, I will have no choice but to move forward with legal actions as I’ve been advised to do, although I’m really trying not to. Amanda was correct in saying I want her to leave me alone, so I’m not sure why she can’t just do that and not speak of me because I don’t speak of her. At the end of the day, in the past few months, she still had me coming back and staying in our place in LA together, being intimate, and interacting with the kids as a family again. She even flew to Atlanta to spend time with me and stayed with me, so obviously there was interest in being with me despite all the negative and hurtful things that are being said now. I’m going on with my life and career, so I’d rather not focus on continuously speaking to the media or writing books about failed relationships.”
Drama, drama, drama!
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