Josh Murray has found love in Paradise, and so has at least two other couples from ABC’s reality dating franchise. This article contains spoiler about the current season of Bachelor in Paradise, so do not read if you do not want to know who gets engaged at the end of the season.
TMZ has posted new photos of Josh Murray with sweet single mom Amanda Stanton. Murray reportedly popped the question to Stanton while filming Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico earlier this summer, and the new photos show the couple out and about with Amanda’s two kids at the Orange County Fair.
Yeah, Amanda and Josh are horrible about hiding their relationship. Yesterday they were the OC Fair with her kids— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) August 5, 2016
According to Bachelor spoiler king Reality Steve, Josh and Amanda were also spotted shopping together at a Target store earlier this week. And another fan posted video of Josh and Amanda waiting in a line together as she held on to his arm. It is unclear where they are, but Murray and his girl clearly notice they are being videotaped. They do not seem to be hiding their relationship at all, which is a big Bachelor no-no. TMZ reports that Josh Murray is now living with Amanda and her two young daughters in the OC, but that they plan to buy a house in Murray’s hometown of Atlanta in the near future.
According to Reality Steve’s spoilers, Stanton goes on a date with Josh Murray’s rival, Nick Viall, this week on BIP, but that romance is short-lived because Josh shows up and Amanda becomes smitten. Josh Murray was previously engaged to Andi Dorfman on The Bachelorette.
In addition to Josh and Amanda, two other couples reportedly found love in Paradise. Reality Steve has reported that Lace Morris, last season’s Bachelor head case, is engaged to franchise alum Grant Kemp. And in what has to be the most surprising BIP union, longtime fan favorite Carly Waddell is engaged to Evan Bass.
And for fans who are wondering if Josh and Amanda are the only BIP couple that’s still together, it turns out they aren’t the only duo that has been terrible about keeping their romance under wraps.
TMZ posted a photo of Lace and Grant hanging out at a pool in Denver. Grant reportedly flew to Colorado to spend time with his lady love, and bystanders said the couple didn’t shy away from the PDA while at an apartment complex swimming pool.
Reality Steve also posted a photo that shows side-by-side tweets from Carly Waddell and Evan Bass, taken in the same gorgeous kitchen. It is pretty obvious these two have still been hanging out together since BIP filming wrapped.
(SPOILER): Lets make it 3-for-3 for BIP couples spoiling. U kinda need to add 2 + 2 on this one, but pretty obvious pic.twitter.com/v9v4Yqilfu— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) August 3, 2016
Of course, while a record three engagements looks good on paper, Bachelor in Paradise doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to making long-term love connections. While last season’s love birds, Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert, are still married, the first BIP wedding didn’t have a happy ending. Earlier this year, Marcus Grodd revealed that his BIP bride, Lacy Faddoul, walked out on him for no reason. He described her as a “runaway bride.”
Some fans may question Josh Murray’s intentions. His breakup with Andi Dorfman was extremely contentious and he went on to star in another reality show, VH1’s Famously Single, so some fans think he is looking for fame and not love. Murray is also close pals with Season 1’s doomed groom, Marcus Grodd.
In an interview earlier this year with People, Josh Murray said he was still looking for love and marriage.
“I’m a big family guy,” Josh told People. “I want to get married, I want to have kids, I want all that kind of stuff.”
Looks like Josh Murray has found an instant family with Amanda Stanton.
Take a look at the video below to see Josh Murray talking about his post-Bachelorette life.
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