Awkward! Bachelor Nation alum Amanda Stanton narrowly avoided a run-in with her ex from Bachelor in Paradise, Robby Hayes, during the Stagecoach music festival on April 27. Surprisingly, her most recent boyfriend, Bobby Jacobs, was also in attendance. However, the blonde beauty stayed with her girlfriends and looked like she had an awesome time. Keep scrolling for details about the close encounter!
While it may have been uncomfortable for the duo to have a run-in, the Venice Beach resident assured Us Weekly that there’s “no bad blood with Amanda.” He claimed he even “invited her to an event he’s hosting over the weekend.”
Amanda explained the situation that broke them for good to ET in September 2017. “Basically what happened was there was a night where he was out in Colorado in Denver, and he was supposed to come home that night, but he had missed his flight and his phone died and I didn’t hear from him for a whole day,” she said at the time.
The mom-of-two continued, “And then the next day he had called me in the morning and he was like, ‘Sorry, my phone died.’ And later that day, a girl said he was at a Zac Brown Band concert and sent me photos of him looking like they were making out all over each other.”
“He says that they were not … I wasn’t there. So, I don’t know. I can’t tell you,” Amanda admitted. “At this point, it doesn’t really matter [whether he cheated or not] … But the photos look like their mouths were touching.”
“I’ll never understand why there’s such a desperate need to present an ‘innocent persona’ and resort to allowing allegations that are blatantly untrue be said about me by ‘the twins’ while one sits back and ‘unknowingly’ watches these malicious attacks continue against me,” he wrote on Twitter.
Amanda later told E! about their whirlwind romance, “He never really treated me like his girlfriend, you know? He was still going out with his friends all the time, kind of going MIA for a few days. It was just a confusing situation. I don’t think that he did anything wrong, I just think that he’s not ready for a relationship.”
Although Amanda and Robby had a lot of saltiness between them, the clothing designer moved on with professional volleyball player Bobby Jacobs. They had a serious relationship and were in the midst of moving in together.
“I was completely blindsided [by the breakup] and it just happened very suddenly,” Amanda admitted on her Instagram Story about their relationship coming to an end. She also added, “Before I get into it, Bobby didn’t do anything wrong, so don’t go hating on him for it. Yes, I was surprised, but it’s OK.”
She was obviously sad their romance ended but she doesn’t seem to have any regrets. She explained, “We had a great relationship, it wasn’t toxic. It was actually the healthiest relationship I’ve ever been in. He was my best friend, I was super happy and that was not fake.”
The starlet had a very mature outlook on the split. “I was surprised but, at the end of the day, people should do what makes them happy and people are allowed to change their minds. If you have doubts about somebody or you’re not feeling it, I respect the decision to break up with them and not lead them on because eventually, that’s going to happen,” she said.
Don’t expect the gorgeous pair to reconcile, though. “I personally don’t believe in breaking up and getting back together,” Amanda confessed. “It’s something that I told him. I just don’t think it works out. I think if you break up with someone, you break up for a reason and 99 percent of the time when you get back together with someone after breaking up I don’t think it works out.”