So Josh Murray really was there for the right reasons! In the new issue of Us Weekly, the Bachelor in Paradise star, 32, exclusively reveals that he and Amanda Stanton are still a couple — and have moved in together.
“Things are going amazing,” says Murray, who relocated from Atlanta to Stanton’s apartment in Irvine, California, this summer. “I 100 percent believe that Amanda is somebody I could spend the rest of my life with.” (Watch the pair’s PDA-filled love story in the video above.)
Stanton, 26, mom of daughters Kinsley, 4, and Charlie, 2, is equally effusive about Murray. “He’s so dedicated and so loyal,” she tells Us. “He’s sweet and thoughtful and caring — it’s not just something he turns on for the cameras.”
Since Murray arrived in Paradise during the current third season, his motives were questioned by his costars. Nick Viall — Murray’s one-time rival for Andi Dorfman’s heart on The Bachelorette — was irked Stanton had chosen Murray over him. He even questioned whether Murray’s aim in pursuing her was simply to spite him.
Evan Bass, who also had a crush on the blonde beauty, warned her that Murray’s ex-fiancée, Dorfman, had blasted him in her recent tell-all. (In May’s It’s Not Okay, she accused Murray of being emotionally abusive; he called her claims “fiction.”)
Stanton tells Us she hasn’t read the book — and has no plans to. “I know Josh pretty well now myself, so it’s not something I’m too worried about,” she says. “There are two sides to every story.”
The pair prefer to focus on their future instead. “I definitely want to get married again,” says Stanton. “I do want more kids eventually. I have my hands full right now, but somewhere along the road — yes!”
For more on Murray and Stanton’s love story, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now.