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EXCLUSIVE: Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton Have 'Broken Up A Couple Times' Since 'Bachelor in Paradise' Finale

by Jennifer Drysdale 4:20 AM PDT, September 07, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton Have 'Broken Up A Couple Times' Since 'Bachelor in Paradise' Finale

Looks like Paradise is over for Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton.

Murray may have gotten down on one knee and proposed to Stanton in the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise, but according to a source, it's been a "tough road" for the couple since.

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"Josh and Amanda are still engaged, but it's been a tough road," a source tells ET. "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 added of the couple who recently moved in together. Murray, 32, relocated from Atlanta, Georgia, to Stanton's apartment in Irvine, California, earlier this summer.

Of course, their relationship wasn't exactly easy on Bachelor in Paradise. Murray's intentions were continuously questioned by his castmates, who often brought up passages from his ex Andi Dorfman's tell-all, which painted Murray in a not-so-flattering light. Murray, for his part, has dismissed the memoir as "fictional" and "ludicrous."

WATCH: Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton Make Things Official on 'Bachelor in Paradise'

"Amanda has two little girls and of course that is going to add a different kind of pressure to a new relationship," the source said of the pair.

The couple may be feeling the pressure now, but just before the show’s finale, it was a different story.

"I'm so in love right now," Murray gushed to ET earlier this summer, adding that he "cannot wait" to meet her daughters, Kinsey, 4, and Charlie, 2, and have a few of his own with the 26-year-old esthetician.

"I want a big family. I've always wanted a big family," he shared. "She's already had two, and we talked about maybe maxing out at three more… Possibly a whole basketball team."

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See what else Murray had to say about his lady love -- including all about the engagement ring he picked out for her -- in the video below.

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