Another one bites the dust… er, sand? Amanda Stanton just admitted that after ‘Bachelor in Paradise,’ she and Robby Hayes called it quits.
“Robby [Hayes] and I are not together,” Amanda Stanton revealed to Us magazine at an event on September 6, before adding she’s “not really sure” how Robby’s handling it. The 27-year-old mother of two had returned to Bachelor in Paradise for her second time and connected with Robby about half way through the season, after denying him multiple times. She was “skeptical” to get involved with him to begin with, she told the mag.
“I wasn’t interested in him at all and I was off limits to him because he’s friends with Josh [Murray],” she admitted, referencing her ex-fiancé who she got engaged to last year on Paradise. “We just kind of talked a little bit during the break and we just kind of enjoyed talking to each other I think. And then we just started hanging out more and more and then it just started turning into something.”
After the show ended, they tried to “give it a shot,” Amanda told E! at the reunion taping. “He asked me to be his girlfriend, and after that, he never really treated me like I was his girlfriend. He was still going out with his friends all the time, and he kept going MIA for a few days. It was just a confusing situation.”
She then said still, she doesn’t blame him. “I just think that he’s not ready for a relationship. I’m just in a place in my life where I am ready for a relationship, and I want a relationship. It just wasn’t meant to be. I wish him the best though,” she said. “The last couple weeks I tried talking to him, and I was like ‘Hey, I think we should be on the same page.’ But like I said, he’s very hard to get a hold of. He never really calls me when he says he’s going to… And he just never called me.”
The Bachelor in Paradise finale and reunion special air Monday, Sept. 11 on ABC.