Josh Murray had to put his romance with Amanda Stanton on pause this week.
Following their engagement on Bachelor in Paradise, Stanton went to court to settle things with her ex-husband. Will Stanton’s public relationship with Murray cost her custody of her girls?
Radar Online is reporting that Stanton’s ex-husband, Nick Buonfiglio, is looking to gain custody of their two girls because her televised lifestyle is problematic.
In the official court documents, Buonfiglio slammed Stanton for appearing on “multiple TV shows.”
“[Stanton has] been scrutinized for how she has acted by hundreds of thousands of fans, and it has put my daughters in tons of media attention, which I believe is causing harm.”
Stanton has featured her girls on reality TV in the past. During her time on The Bachelor, she introduced Ben Higgins to her kids before he dumped her after the hometown dates.
“To add to that, Amanda’s lifestyle and income has dramatically changed,” he continued.
Stanton and Buonfiglio separated in the summer of 2015. At the time, Stanton claims that she only made $100 per year. Now, the reality star is pulling down around $20,000 to $30,000 every month.
Stanton’s increase in wealth is another source of contention with Buonfiglio, who has been paying her $2,000 a month for child support.
“I am having trouble living giving $2000 a month,” he said. “The time I have with the kids has increased to almost 50/50.”
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Buonfiglio claims that he tried to work things out with Stanton before taking her to court. However, Stanton refused to let him see the girls more.
“She said, ‘Take me to court if you want more time.’ Which I am doing,” he concluded.
Stanton has not commented on the court case. The estranged couple is schedule to meet at the end of the month for a special mediation session.
If a deal isn’t made, then Stanton will be forced to appear in a hearing in October. Meanwhile, it isn’t clear how the court case with affect Stanton’s romance with Josh Murray.
According to ET Online, the Bachelor in Paradise couple has had a few rough weeks following their engagement on the show.
“Josh and Amanda are still engaged, but it’s been a tough road,” an insider explained. “They have broken up a couple times since getting home and have had a rough start to their relationship.”
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Apparently, the two fought because they had to live apart for a while, though dating in real life is also proving more difficult than they expected.
Murray has since moved in with Stanton in Irvine, California.
Following their engagement in Paradise, Stanton and Murray couldn’t help but gush about their future together.
“I’m so in love right now,” Murray shared. “I want a big family. I’ve always wanted a big family. She’s already had two, and we talked about maybe maxing out at three more… Possibly a whole basketball team.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time Murray has proposed on reality TV.
He also popped the big question to Andi Dorfman on The Bachelorette, though their relationship ended less than a year later.
According to Us Magazine, Murray’s proposal was different this time around.
“Andi and Josh seemed to struggle with keeping their gaze on one another throughout the proposal, while Amanda and Josh maintained solid eye contact and appear to have a stronger emotional connection overall,” relationship expert Rhonda Richards-Smith explained.
For now, it sounds like Murray and Stanton are still planning on tying the knot, despite their recent struggles. Whether or not Stanton’s court battle with her ex-husband changes those plans is yet to be seen.
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