"But their relationship is always up in the air," the pal explained. "It's been like that from the beginning."
An insider similarly told Entertainment Tonight in September that Stanton and Murray's relationship was on the rocks ever since filming Season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise concluded in June, alleging that the pair broke up a couple of times while navigating their romance in the real world.
The couple has been living together in Orange County, CA, for months now after Murray decided to relocate from Atlanta, GA, after proposing on the show.
A second source close to The Bachelor franchise claimed 26-year-old Stanton is still together with Murray but "they definitely have their issues."
News of a split, or at least hardship, doesn't come as a surprise since Stanton and the 32-year-old former pro baseball player kicked off their relationship under intense scrutiny.
As a result, Stanton -- mom of Kinsley, 4, and Charlie, 2 -- was criticized for staying with that type of person and inviting him to join her family. Stanton was slammed for being passive and ignorant. She even received warnings from her friends about Murray in Paradise.
However, Murray called the book "fiction" and "ludicrous" at every opportunity.
The negativity "was exhausting," Stanton told Us back in early September. "It was hard not having other people be happy for us."