Entertainment TV 'The Bachelor' 's Amanda Stanton Engaged to Boyfriend Michael Fogel: 'Still Freaking Out' Former Bachelor contestant Amanda Stanton went public with her relationship with Michael Fogel in February By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 3, 2021 11:36 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Amanda Stanton Instagram Amanda Stanton is an engaged woman! The Bachelor Nation star, 31, announced her engagement to boyfriend Michael Fogel on Instagram Thursday. Stanton shared a photo of the engaged couple staring lovingly at each other and showing off her new ring after the big moment. "YES!!!" she captioned the shot. Stanton received a slew of supportive messages from fellow Bachelor Nation stars. Kristina Schulman said she's "over the moon" after learning of the engagement, while both JoJo Fletcher and Ashley Iaconetti said they were "so happy" for the duo. Jade Roper Tolbert, Elyse Dehlbom and Jenna Cooper also offered up "congrats" to the happy couple. "Q&A's with Michael FOREVER," Bekah Martinez commented while Caila Quinn wrote, "Aww congratulations Amanda!!!" The Celebrity Engagements of 2021 Stanton also opened up about the happy moment on her Instagram Story. Resharing her engagement announcement, she wrote over the post: "When you know, you know." "Ahh I'm still freaking out & shaking lol," she captioned another Instagram Story post. "Can't wait to tell you all everything! The love from y'all means so much to me ilysm!!!" Amanda Stanton Instagram Stanton shares daughters Kinsley, 9, and Charlie, 7, with ex-husband Nick Buonfiglio, to whom she was married from 2012 to 2015. Following the divorce, Stanton appeared on The Bachelor in 2016 to compete for Ben Higgins's heart. (The 32-year-old Indiana native recently wed fiancée Jessica Clarke Higgins.) Stanton then appeared on season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise that same year. She ended the show engaged to Josh Murray, though she later told PEOPLE in January 2017 the couple had split. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Stanton went on to date Robby Hayes during the fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise. She was also linked to Bobby Jacobs and Oren Agman before making her relationship with Fogel public in February. Last month, the couple celebrated Thanksgiving together with Stanton's two daughters.