About Your Privacy on this Site
Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.
You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our sites and applications. By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can:
  • transfer your data to the United States or other countries; and
  • process and share your data so that we and third parties may serve you with personalized ads, subject to your choices as described above and in our privacy policy.


Bachelor in Paradise's Amanda Stanton on Breaking Off Engagement to Josh Murray: 'I Wish Him the Best'

Unique Nicole/Getty

Posted on

Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton have called it quits, PEOPLE confirms.

“Josh and I did break up,” Stanton, 26, told PEOPLE at The Bachelor Charity Premiere Party (which benefitted SheLift and GlobeAthon) at Sycamore Tavern in Los Angeles on Monday.

“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 continued. “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.”

Murray, 32, and Stanton met while starring as contestants on Bachelor in Paradise during the summer of 2016.

The two hit it off almost instantly, quickly becoming one of the season’s most solid couples, and went public with their engagement following the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise on Sept. 6 — but their road to engagement wasn’t always smooth.

“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.”

Throughout the course of their time in BiP, Murray regularly clashed with some of his fellow costars — most notably Nick Viall — over issues tied to his previous relationship with former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman.

Murray and Dorfman, 29, broke off their engagement in January 2015 after eight months together. Then in May 2016, Dorfman released a tell-all memoir about her experience with the Bachelor franchise — and in particular, the reasons behind her split from Murray.

In the book, Dorfman claimed Murray was controlling, paranoid and verbally abusive.

Murray and Stanton’s Bachelor in Paradise costars often brought up the allegations as a source of concern, but Stanton maintained she trusted Murray. Murray, for his part, denied the accusations and said the book was “a fictional story.”

Though Stanton admitted that her and Murray are not on speaking terms, she only wants good things for him.

“We’re just going to go our separate ways,” she said. “I wish him the best.”