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EXCLUSIVE: 'Bachelor in Paradise' Star Amanda Stanton Opens Up About Josh Murray Split

by Meredith B. Kile 9:30 PM PST, January 02, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: 'Bachelor in Paradise' Star Amanda Stanton Opens Up About Josh Murray Split

Amanda Stanton’s time in paradise with Josh Murray has come to an end.

The reality star confirmed her split from her Bachelor in Paradise beau to ET’s Lauren Zima at the charity premiere party for Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor benefiting SheLift and Globe-athon at Sycamore Tavern on Monday night, where she opened up about the couple’s recent breakup.

“I actually haven’t talked about it yet, because it’s been a little hard,” Stanton confessed. “I haven’t really, you know, thought about what to say, but yeah, we did break up. It’s sad.”

WATCH: 'Bachelor in Paradise' Couple Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton Split

A source told ET in mid-December that the 26-year-old esthetician and the 32-year-old former pro baseball player, who got engaged on the finale of Bachelor in Paradise’s third season, had broken up a few weeks prior.

"Their relationship had been on the rocks for a while," the source said at the time. "People were surprised they were together for as long as they were."

“I just think there are some things in a relationship you can work on, you know, nobody is perfect,” Stanton told ET on Monday. “But then there’s also things that you just can't work on and things that you just know aren’t going to work out in the long run.”

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

Murray and Stanton spoke to ET about their plans for the future back in December, where they opened up about building a life with Stanton’s young daughters, Kinsley and Charlie.

“It’s hard, you know, he moved across the country to live with us and I think, at the end of the day, we’re just very different people and things just didn’t work out,” Stanton told ET, adding that the reason behind the breakup was “just normal relationship things.”

However, the reality star and blogger admitted that splitting from Murray just before the holidays ended up being “pretty good timing” for her girls.

“We ended things right before holidays and the next day, my mom flew out [with] my dad, my sister, her boyfriend, we had the entire family there,” she explained. “I think it was a good transition... it was a little easier for them.”

See more from happier times in the video below.

EXCLUSIVE: 'Bachelor' Stars Amanda Stanton and Josh Murray Talk Co-Parenting, Wedding Plans, and Nick Viall

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