‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Alums Josh Murray & Amanda Stanton Call It Quits (UPDATE)
UPDATE (12/19/2016 at 3:45 p.m. ET):
Apparently, after weeks of ups and downs in their relationship, the couple had an explosive blow out during KIIS FM's Jingle Ball concert in L.A. a few weeks ago — the event where the above photo was taken!
Ashley reportedly let it slip she and Amanda had been drinking during the girls getaway, causing the hunk to snap at his fiancée for supposedly lying about remaining sober.
But wait, because it’s turning into a bit of a he said, she said.
Insiders close to Josh claim the fight actually started when the single mom whispered something “nasty” in his ear which he felt disrespected him.
After that, the former athlete left the concert and waited outside of the venue for it to end. The next day was when they’re said to have finally called it quits.
Sounds messy to us! Why do we feel like this is just the beginning of the tabloid back-and-forth?
UPDATE (12/19/2016 at 12:00 p.m. ET):
The latest evidence proves the Bachelor in Paradise stars are no longer trying to hide that their engagement is over.
In one day alone, we had multiple tell-tale signs, the first and most obvious being that Josh had changed his profile picture from one of him and his fiancée to one of him alone.
Even more telling, the Bachelorette 2014 winner also seemingly moved back to Atlanta from Orange County over the weekend, which he documented via a Snapchat photo of his dog Sabel.
Josh moving back home. And there you go. My final thoughts on Podcast #3 coming next week pic.twitter.com/WCpIXsR4fPRealitySteve (@RealitySteve) December 17, 2016
After arriving in his former hometown, he also alluded to the fact he’s staying there for good.
Interesting that he's going to have to get “some winter clothes now," right?
I didn't realize it was so cold in the ATL, gonna hafta get some winter clothes nowJosh Allan Murray (@JoshAllanMurray) December 19, 2016
Still, the split has yet to be officially announced and Amanda sent a very different message over the weekend in one of her Instagram posts.
Like, if the two are totally done, why was she trying on wedding dresses at David’s Bridal on Friday?
It should be noted that MTV’s Are You The One? alum Mikala Thomas, who tried on dresses with the single mom, says they were only “playing dress up,” so fans shouldn’t read too much into it.
Still, talk about mixed messages!
UPDATE (12/17/2016 at 11:00 p.m. ET):
Has another Bachelor couple bit the dust?
After denying weeks of break up rumors, there's some new and convincing evidence Bachelor in Paradise alums Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton have called it quits.
On Friday, Amanda shared a suspicious tweet, telling her followers to "Never mistake someone's kindness for weakness."
Never mistake someone's kindness for weakness.Amanda Stanton (@amandastantonnn) December 17, 2016
On her Instagram story, the reality star wasn't shy to share her wine-filled girls' night out with her friends. The outing was oddly similar to when Josh's ex and former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman held her own dance party following the pair's split. Hmm...
On his own Instagram story, Josh posted a series of vids of him driving with his dog Sabel and all his belongings packed into the backseat of his car. The reality star also shared a heartfelt photo with him and Amanda's 4-year-old daughter Kinsley with the caption, "I will always love this precious little angel," causing many fans to speculate about a potential split.
Amongst the drama, a source told E! Online that the reality couple's "split seems more serious than past fights." Another of E!'s sources chimed in saying that Jamanda are no longer together because of "his temper."
Further adding fuel to the flame, Josh liked an Instagram comment from a fan expressing her sorrow for the couple's split.
Reality Steve, who reported the breakup 10 days prior, shared a series of tweets Friday informing Bachelor Nation the couple had indeed split. He also teased about an official statement from the couple coming soon and that Josh was moving to Atlanta.
A source cose to Us Weekly also confirmed the split.
(3/3) (EXCLUSIVE): You can expect an "official" announcement from them any day now. Josh is moving back to Atlanta tomorrow.RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) December 17, 2016
There you have it, folks. It looks like Jamanda are dunzo.
UPDATE (12/7/2016 at 4:00 p.m. ET):
Seems like the Josh Murray-Amanda Stanton breakup announcement isn’t coming anytime soon.
Though the couple is reportedly dunzo, over the weekend they were going on about how happy they are together and even touched on wedding plans.
To be honest, we're not completely buying what they said — or the photo Josh posted on Twitter today.
The photo in question is the below shot from when the couple stopped by Becca Tilley's YouTube launch party this week. His caption? "Happy Happy Happy."
Seems pretty on-par with the message they've been trying to send, including in a recent interview at KIIS-FM's Jingle Ball last Friday.
"We're enjoying life, enjoying the kids and having a good time. We love each other. We're having a great time," Josh gushed to ETOnline.com when asked about their life post-BIP.
Amanda seemed to have a less positive response to it all.
The single mom detailed, “I feel like we've been through alot in the past couple of months. I mean, kind of merging our families together. He brought his dog with him, he's meeting my kids.
“It's been a lot, but I definitely feel like we've gotten stronger through it.”
So clearly they’re not hiding the ups and downs they’ve gone through since they got together in June. However, the Atlanta hunk was a bit more defensive when criticism of him and their relationship came up.
“The way everything was portrayed, it made [our relationship] seem like it was bad,” he stated. “Hopefully, people see how we are in real life, and we're having a great time.”
They really want us to believe everything is well and good — though when it comes to wedding plans, they only can say they’ve been “talking about it” and “hopefully planning a date soon.”
Original story (12/6/2016 at 2:00 p.m. ET):
What we’re about to tell you is going to be upsetting, so we advise you to sit down.
Sadly, it sounds like we’ve come to the end of the road for Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton!
This news may come as a shock, seeing as the pair have been everywhere together recently, spending Thanksgiving with his family and even hitting up the KISSFM Jingle Ball concert with the rest of Bachelor Nation over the weekend.
But if you look beyond the happy faces of their holiday photos, and take a closer assessment of the situation, you might notice something has been off. Take last night, for example…
Afterwards, Amanda shared a video to her Instagram story of them at the Taco Bell drive-thru, with a very sullen-looking Josh.
Sure, that doesn’t mean everything, but it seems pretty in-line with the breakup news Reality Steve revealed today.
The spoiler blogger says multiple reliable sources have confirmed a Jamanda breakup happened quietly in the last couple of weeks, though they’re waiting for the best time to go public with it.
Part of this delay is likely due to the other BIP broken engagement that happened last week — the aforementioned Grant and Lace — paired with the holiday season.
As for what happened, Steve has an answer for that, as well.
Apparently, it was the single mom who ultimately ended their relationship.
Her fiancé has since moved out of her Orange County home and is staying in a hotel until they make the official statement.
If you find this to be sudden, those close to the couple assure RS it’s actually a long time coming.
The 26-year-old gal is said to have broken up with her beau after months of issues, which finally came to a head.
In fact, you might remember right after the BIP finale aired hearing rumors they’d split a couple times over his temperament, their different lifestyles, and their preferred hometowns (her in Cali, him in Atlanta).
Even though they’ve been able to reconcile multiple times in the past, Steve’s sources say it “doesn’t look like” they’re getting back together this time.
“But based on the latest information I’ve gotten, this looks to be the final straw,” he writes.
Keep an eye out for the official statement soon — don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Check out more of Wetpaint’s coverage of Josh and Amanda below:
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Why Hasn’t Josh Met Amanda’s Best Friends?
Amanda’s Ex Says Her Relationship With Josh Murray Is In Trouble