The Bachelor in Paradise season finale is three weeks away and many fans are trying to avoid spoilers about the outcome of the show. However, one of the most talked about couples on this season of ABC‘s Bachelor in Paradise, Amanda Stanton and Josh Murray, aren’t hiding their post-Paradise relationship from anyone.
Amanda and Josh, who made an immediate connection when Josh arrived in Paradise, have been spotted in public together and have been openly supporting each other on social media. Add to that Josh’s mother Lauren Murray defending the couple on her Facebook page, and spoilers seem to be totally unnecessary.
Unfortunately, the couple’s new-found love is being undermined by not only Bachelor in Paradise fans but friends of Amanda’s, who have warned her about Josh, perhaps based on the negative press he received in his ex, Andi Dorfman’s book.
Amanda doesn’t seem to be listening to any of the advice being thrown her way and has been spotted out with Josh post-filming. According to Reality Steve, plans are underway for her to move to Atlanta (where Josh lives) with her two young daughters after the Bachelor in Paradise finale airs in September.
“I know Josh is in LA for the next couple months to be with her while the show airs. After that, I’m hearing that they want to settle down in Atlanta. Obviously Amanda’s ex has to sign off on something like that, but it looks like it’s at least on the table. Assuming they last.”
(SPOILER): If one BIP couple spoiling their ending wasn't enough, here was one at Target this past Monday pic.twitter.com/znjIfjEPt6— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) August 3, 2016
Fans will see a number of Bachelor in Paradise contestants — Evan Bass, Nick Viall, and Lace Morris — talk to Amanda about Josh on the episode that airs on August 15, but there’s more to come. According to a previous report from The Inquisitr, all of the negative chatter is rumored to make Josh lose his cool with some of his co-stars during the episodes that air August 22-23.
On Week 4, two of Amanda’s friends from Ben Higgins’ season of the Bachelor will warn Amanda about Josh’s true intentions and express their concern about her future with the 32-year Advocare rep.
According to Reality Steve, twins Haley and Emily Ferguson will eliminate themselves before the Week 4 rose ceremony. Before they leave they will talk to Amanda about her future with Josh and his will have everyone talking.
“The twins decided to not give out their roses and thus eliminate themselves. However, on their way out, they pulled Amanda aside to warn her about Josh’s intentions, and people in the house were concerned about him.”
Steve goes on to say that this sets Josh off and he “blows up” at a number of his co-stars including the Ferguson twins, Nick Viall, and several other contestants who haven’t been supportive of his relationship with Amanda.
“This causes Josh to go off on everyone knowing that people are now talking about him. Kinda helps Andi’s case here about his ‘temper’ since he pretty much blows up on everyone asking the whole group if anyone else has anything to say to him.”
Josh’s reaction on-screen will undoubtedly be edited to stir up as much drama as possible, but off-camera Josh has made it clear on Twitter that he doesn’t care what people think about him as long as Amanda likes him.
“It’s ok if the rest of the world thinks I’m a douchebag as long as she likes me.”
Josh and Amanda seem to be confident about their relationship despite all of the naysayers. And despite the warnings from Amanda’s friends, Haley and Emily, there’s a good chance most of the negative conversations on-screen were prompted by producers to stir up drama. After all, she is still close friends with the twins and most of the negativity seems to be coming from fans.
The Bachelor in Paradise season finale is scheduled to air on Tuesday, September 6 and spoilers point to Josh getting down on one knee and proposing to Amanda. There is speculation that they may get married on the finale, but either way, it appears that they are moving forward with their relationship offscreen.
Will Amanda and Josh become one of the Bachelor franchise success stories and live happily ever after? If they continue to ignore the online trolls, they have a chance.
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