Amanda Stanton is one of the women joining Ben Higgins on The Bachelor 2016 and it looks like she will be a favorite pretty soon for Ben. Wet Paint shared all about Amanda, so that fans can get to know more about this beauty, who could either win Ben’s heart or even become the next Bachelorette if she makes it far enough. One big thing to note about Amanda Stanton is that she is a single mom of two little girls. Ben hasn’t been shy about the fact that he loves kids, but it will be interesting to see if kids will be something he isn’t quite ready for yet.
Stanton is from Orange County, California and lives there with her two little girls. Her daughters are pretty young, too. One of her girls is a 1-year-old and the other is 3-years-old. Amanda was married to and got divorced from Nick Buonfiglio within the last two years.
Amanda Stanton runs her own health and wellness beauty site and graduated from Paul Mitchell esthetician school. Amanda has her own Vine account, but she hasn’t shared on anything since 2013. You will find a lot of adorable videos on her Vine, though. When she used to post, it was basically all videos of her oldest daughter. Here is an adorable Vine video. There is no word on what made her stop posting, but what she has posted is worth checking out.
OK Here Is The Situation reports that Amanda Stanton actually has a history of being an actress. If you’ve ever watched The Disney Channel, then you will probably recognize her. She has been in several different films, including the Disney Channel Original Movie Cheetah Girls 2 in 2006, Mostly Ghostly in 2008, Kissing Strangers in 2010 and Jack’s Family Adventure in 2010. These films were all before Amanda Stanton started having children. Amanda doesn’t seem to be doing any acting now at all. Amanda Stanton is only 5-foot-2 inches tall, which makes her about a foot shorter than Ben Higgins.
There is also information out there about Amanda Stanton’s ex-husband. OK Here is the Situation shared about Nick Buonofiglio. If you are worried she is still in love with him, it doesn’t sound that way at all. But, these two exes do get along pretty well. A source close to the two spoke out about it.
“There is no unfinished business between the two of them. She is an amazing mom to their two young children but her relationship with Nick is nothing more than he is the father of their two children. I feel it is irresponsible to assume and write that they will get back together after the show. Amanda has moved on and that is why she is on The Bachelor. Her past relationship is a closed book.”
If Ben Higgins picks Amanda in the end, then he will be getting to know her two little girls, as well. That part might be a bit hard to get used to, but people date with children all the time. Ben will have to decide if Amanda and her two girls are what he wants right now in his life. If Amanda is the right woman, Ben will probably not mind that she is a single mother.
Do you feel like Amanda Stanton might be the girl to win Ben Higgins heart? Is she going to end up being The Bachelorette instead? Emily Maynard did the show as a single mom. It is possible for Amanda, too. Sound off in the comments below and don’t miss the new season of The Bachelor starting on January 4 on ABC.
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