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Amanda Stanton Confirms Her Split from ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Costar Josh Murray

It’s a sad day for Bachelor Nation. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, former Bachelor in Paradise star Amanda Stanton announced that she and fiancé Josh Murray have officially split.

We’re a little surprised with this breakup since the two of them seemed very happy with each other since the show ended. If you follow them on social media, you know that Josh moved across the country to live with Amanda and her two daughters. 

Amanda states in the interview that the couple did break up a few weeks ago before the holidays and that it has been very hard because she didn’t know what to say to the public. She goes on to say that relationships do have problems, but at the end of the day, the problems she and Josh had just couldn’t be fixed. 

“I just think there are some things in a relationship you can work on, you know, nobody is perfect,” Amanda tells ET. “There’s also things that you just can’t work on and things that you just know aren’t going to work out in the long run… It’s hard, you know, he moved across the country to live with us and I think, at the end of the day, we’re just very different people and things just didn’t work out.”

Amanda explains that the breakup happened at a convenient time since they were surrounded by her family for the holidays, making the transition easier on her two daughters, who were super close with Josh.

Even though Amanda isn’t revealing personal details about the split at this time, we all wonder if this breakup could be similar to what happened with Andi and Josh back in 2015. Either way, we just hope that the two of them will move on and be happy with the decision. 

Watch the official announcement below. 

Catherine is an ambitious twenty-something woman living in Rock Hill, South Carolina where she attends Winthrop University as a mass communication major. She is the President and Campus Correspondent for Her Campus at Winthrop, which she co-founded in November 2014. She has also been a member of the Winthrop chapter of the Association for Women in Communications, and is currently the President of the Society of Professional Journalists chapter at Winthrop. Since being involved with Her Campus, Catherine received an internship at Her Campus Media in Boston, MA. She also currently works as a Chapter Advisor for the company and writes about Grey's Anatomy each week for the site. Because of Her Campus, she has also received writing positions at many publications throughout her 3 years at Winthrop. Outside of her busy lifestyle, Catherine enjoys relaxing with her friends on the weekends and having Sex and the City marathons. She can't live without her dog, family, Cosmopolitan, friends, Starbucks, Instagram, The Bachelor, Grey's Anatomy and of course Chick-fil-A. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @cathclowe!