Before Ben Higgins gives out his final rose, all the contestants from his season of The Bachelor got together for the Women Tell All episode — which of course means drama!
All eyes were on this season’s villain Olivia Caridi and sweet single mom Amanda Stanton, who was once referred to as a “teen mom” by the 23-year-old news anchor.
Olivia rubbed a lot of women the wrong way during her time on the dating show, but it was her ill-conceived joke about Amanda that really ruined her chances with Ben.
But in a move that surprised everyone, Olivia apologized for her rude comments towards the blonde beauty.
Ben Higgins with Amanda Stanton and her two daughters, Kinsley and Charlie.
“It was more than I expected out of her,” Amanda told Us Weekly after the fact. “I was happy with it. At the end of the day, everybody is entitled to their own opinions, and not everybody is going to have the same idea of being a mom or being a single mom as I do.”
She added, “There is always going to be somebody who feels like my kids are baggage or that no guy is going to want me because I have kids, and I feel like that’s kind of how she felt.”
While Amanda is not holding a grudge against Olivia, it looks like the mother-of-two isn’t interested in being the next Bachelorette.
“I kind of think I just want to meet a guy the normal way, and I think especially with my kids getting older — and my oldest is starting school — I don’t know if I want our lives in such the public eye,” she said. “I think keeping our lives a little bit more private from here on out is probably a better decision.”