Before taking on The Bachelor, Nick Viall only had eyes for Amanda Stanton — and was willing to face off again against archenemy Josh Murray on Bachelor in Paradise to prove it.
While the single mom ultimately said yes to Josh's proposal, sources are revealing exclusively to Life & Style that Nick, 36, is already texting the newly single reality star.
"He texted Amanda once news broke of her breakup,” reveals an insider, noting that Nick had already picked his season’s winner at that point. "He wanted to reach out and say, ‘Hey,’ but that’s not what a happily engaged guy should be doing!"
Nick with Amanda on BiP.
Amanda, 26, split from the former baseball player in this past December, telling Life & Style that she and her daughters, Charlie and Kinsley, are no longer on speaking terms with Josh.
“We were having problems for a little while,” she says of her fiancé of six months. “I’m OK.”
Meanwhile, Nick's season was plagued by threats of walk offs by several women after the Milwaukee native made lewd comments throughout filming.
Amanda with her ex Josh before their split.
"Most of the women complained he was a complete pig," the insider says. "He would say things like, ‘Wow, the things I could do to you,’ and ‘You have the nicest rack I’ve ever seen.’”
The source continued, "A lot of the girls thought it was torture to sit through the rose ceremonies when they weren’t interested in Nick anyway. Imagine standing there and wishing that your name doesn’t get called!”
The women on Nick's season also have secrets of their own, with one of the competing beauties dumping her boyfriend to get on the show.
"She just went MIA,” an insider said. “[He] found out later it was because she went on The Bachelor. She didn’t even tell him!"
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