Are Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton on the verge of a split?
The Bachelor in Paradise stars have been mired in controversy ever since their engagement, and it now looks like their relationship is in serious trouble.
Life & Style Magazine is reporting that Murray publicly shamed his soon-to-be wife on social media by criticizing her for looking at her phone during a romantic date.
“3rd wheeling it with Amanda and her phone,” Murray shared on Instagram alongside a photo of Stanton drinking wine while checking her phone.
Although the post could have been playful, Murray added an angry face emoji that gave off a passive aggressive vibe.
The couple’s relationship has only been public for a few weeks now. In that short time, Stanton and Murray have filled each other’s social accounts with pictures of their new life together, including his interactions with her two daughters.
“I feel like the absolute luckiest girl in the world to have met someone like Josh (even in the craziest of ways),” Stanton stated. “He truly loves Kinsley and Charlie like they’re his own and they adore him right back.”
Based on their interactions online, Hall of Magazine is reporting that Murray and Stanton are not headed for a huge breakup.
Instead, it looks like the couple will follow through with their plans to wed in the near future and Murray is clearly getting along well with her kids.
In fact, Murray has posted several pics on social media of him posing with Stanton and her daughters.
This included a recent trip to an amusement park, where one of Stanton’s daughters made Murray get a makeover.
From the outside, it looks like Josh Murray is fitting in just fine with his new family.
That being said, an inside source told ET Online that Murray and Stanton fight so often that they have already broken up several times since the Bachelor in Paradise season finale.
“Josh and Amanda are still engaged, but it’s been a tough road,” the insider shared. “They have broken up a couple times since getting home and have had a rough start to their relationship.”
“Part of it, in the beginning, was the distance, and the other part was added pressures like dating in the ‘real world,” the source continued.
The pair also struggles with Murray’s shady past with Andi Dorfman.
In Dorfman’s memoir, the former Bachelorette star accused Murray of being emotionally abusive during their engagement.
In response, Murray explained that Dorman’s accounts are “fictional” and “ludicrous.”
Despite all of the scandals, Murray appears more than happy with his relationship with Stanton.
“I’m so in love right now,” Murray stated. “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, their living arrangement is complicated by Stanton’s ongoing court battles with her ex, Nick Buonfiglio, who has expressed concern about the well-being of the children.
Buonfiglio has requested longer visits with his daughters and wants to pay less child support, citing Stanton’s increase in wealth as being a factor.
For her part, Stanton opened up about being a single mom and explained how she was forced to raise her daughters all by herself while Buonfiglio was off in Las Vegas partying it up with the women.
It isn’t clear what will happen between Stanton and her ex, though she is clearly ready to move on with her life and leave that chapter far behind.
Whether or not this includes a happy future with Murray is yet to be seen.
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