Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton of Bachelor in Paradise fame have brought a little piece of Paradise home. They’re moving in together!
The former winner of The Bachelorette tells Us Weekly that not only are he and Amanda still a couple, they’re going to the next level.
“Things are going amazing,” says the 32-year-old, who moved from Atlanta, Ga., to Stanton’s apartment in Irvine, California, this summer.
“I 100 percent believe that Amanda is somebody who I could spend the rest of my life with,” the former fiance of Andi Dorfman gushed.
Stanton, 26, the mother of daughters Kinsley, 4, and Charlie, 2, is equally smitten when it comes to her future with Josh Murray.
“He’s so dedicated and so loyal,” she says. “He’s sweet and thoughtful and caring – it’s not just something he turns on for the cameras.”
It certainly didn’t come easily for the lovebirds.
Since Murray first arrived in Paradise, his motives were questioned by his costars, namely his one-time Bachelorette nemesis Nick Viall.
Josh and Nick, famously the final two vying for Andi’s heart on The Bachelorette, found themselves in a similar position once again here.
Nick, too, longed for fair Amanda. No dice.
Irked that Stanton had chosen Murray over him, he openly questioned whether Murray’s aim in pursuing her was simply to spite him.
Not the worst assumption of all time, especially if you watch Bachelor in Paradise online. But moving cross-country for her feels legit.
Amanda Stanton slammed Nick as the phony one, defending Josh (and her decision to pick Josh), who she has certainly stuck behind.
Then there’s Evan Bass. Oh, Evan Bass …
The oddball ED specialist had a pretty big crush on the blonde beauty as well, and went to even greater lengths to thwart Josh on TV.
Clearly, Amanda must like him a lot!
In Evan’s case, he warned Stanton that Dorfman had blasted him in her recent tell-all as being emotionally abusive; he called this “fiction.”
Stanton says she won’t be reading Andi’s tome, because “I know Josh pretty well now myself, so it’s not something I’m worried about.”
“There are two sides to every story.”
As for whether he may be The One?
“I definitely want to get married again. I do want more kids eventually. I have my hands full right now, but somewhere along the road … yes!”
Here’s wishing these two nothing but the best … even if we still think Murray’s reputation as a temperamental hothead is cause for concern.