After Amanda Stanton confirmed the breakup a lot of people saw coming, Josh Murray has addressed the end of their relationship as well. The former pro baseball player admitted that he’s emotionally drained though the demise of his engagement is not the only reason why he’s struggling these days.
“It’s been a tough couple of weeks for me,” the Bachelor in Paradise star said in a statement to Us Weekly. “I’m no longer engaged, my beautiful dog, Sabel, passed away and then my uncle just passed away as well. I’m emotionally drained. As for our relationship, it just wasn’t working out and it sucks. I moved across the country for her, I fell in love with her kids, really loved her family, but we just weren’t able to grow together as a couple and it was very frustrating.”
Though Murray wouldn’t reveal what caused the breakup, it sounds like they parted on friendly terms. He also admitted that Stanton and her kids will always have a place in his heart.
“We have similar things we want in life, but we are also very different on other important things as well,” he continued. “I will always love her and the little ones, they held a special place in my heart. I hope everyone can respect our relationship and just pray for our happiness in the future. I will always wish nothing but the best for her, she deserves it.”
Stanton first competed for Ben Higgins on The Bachelor season 20 but was eliminated after the hometown date. Murray, on the other hand, had a short-lived engagement to Bachelorette season 10 star Andi Dorfman. The pair later met, fell in love and got engaged on Bachelor in Paradise season three.
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