Following news of their unexpected split, Josh Murray reveals there is still hope for him and Amanda Stanton!
The Bachelor in Paradise star opened up about the status of his relationship after the couple called off their engagement right before the holidays.
“I wouldn’t say we’re back together, but we’re working on things right now,” he said on The Domenik Nati Show. “There’s a lot of things that happened, there were a lot of struggles… For me, I know when I’m in a relationship I want to be with somebody who’s my best friend, who I can trust, who I can be with all the time. We have to get to that point for anything to work out.”
Josh, 32, also revealed that watching the reality dating competition back with his former fiancée stirred up trouble in their relationship.
“After the show, it was very difficult, just how everything was shown and portrayed. We had a great time, we fell in love, we thought everything was great, and then it was tough during the season,” he explained. “So we kind of had to fight an uphill battle for a little while, and it wasn’t an easy thing to do. But right now, we saw each other about a week ago back in Los Angeles, and there’s a lot of things we need to talk about.”
The duo was spotted kissing while out on a date in LA last month, and Josh claimed he had no idea they were photographed by paparazzi when asked about the PDA-filled pics.
“It was a good evening. We had a good time,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “Whenever we’re together, especially outside of the show and outside all the drama, it’s always been a good relationship. There were just so many outside forces and outside factors that got involved after we were together on the show, and it was unfortunate for a little bit.”
However, while Josh is interested in reconciling with Amanda, 26, he has no interest in working things out with his other ex, former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman.
“Absolutely not,” there’s no chance,” he replied when asked about getting back together with Andi. “I really could care less about even talking to her again. When I ended that relationship a while ago, that was the last time I spoke with her and I don’t intend to do that again.”