Six months after his failed engagement to Amanda Stanton, Josh Murray is ready to find love again.
Unfortunately, the Bachelor in Paradise star tells Life & Style exclusively that his former fiancée keeps getting in the way.
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“I’ve moved on in my life,” he said at an event for the dating app Hinge. "But Amanda contacted me," when the current season's production was temporarily halted.
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And according to an insider, this is not the first time the mother-of-two has reached out to the 32-year-old reality star.
"Amanda has been begging Josh to take her back," the source said. "He blocked her number, but she still emailed him."
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After the couple called off their engagement last December, Amanda, 27, revealed Josh was "extremely controlling" during their relationship. Josh faced similar claims of emotional and verbal abuse following his breakup from former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman.
"It's hard for me to even talk about without crying," she told E! News. "I think he knew he was going to date me, so I think he kind of pretended to be exactly what he knew I wanted."
She continued, "I almost broke up with him while the show was airing and I was going to do After Paradise and be like, 'We broke up.' I wanted to keep trying because I kept thinking about our first date on the show and how excited I was about him and I think that's what made me keep trying."
However, Josh denied the allegations and even threatened legal action against the blonde beauty.
"I just want Amanda to stop lying about me, stop speaking to the press about me, and for Amanda and her friends to stop trying to cyber bully me," he said. "At the end of the day, in the past few months, she still had me coming back and staying in our place in LA together, being intimate, and interacting with the kids as a family again."
We don't know who to believe!
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The couple met during the inaugural season of BiP, but their relationship was anything but paradise. They were on-and-off for a while, and they decided to give their relationship one more shot by going through intensive couple's therapy on Season 5 of WEtv's Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars. But it didn't help, and Michelle split up with Cody for good during the season finale.