Amanda Stanton and Josh Murray allude to break-up on social media, source confirms it's over due to his "temper"
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/19/2016
Amanda Stanton and Josh Murray hinted at a split this past weekend, and a source close to the couple has confirmed they've ended their relationship.
Stanton, 26, and Murray, 32, both alluded to a breakup on social media.
"Never mistake someone's kindness for weakness," Stanton tweeted late Friday night.
In a since-deleted post, Murray shared an Instagram story of himself driving with his beloved dog, Sable, and all of his things packed into the backseat of his car, Us Weeklyreported.
The story sparked speculation he was returning home to Atlanta, GA, as he had moved in with Stanton in her Orange County, CA, home following his Bachelor in Paradise 3 proposal in June.
Murray also posted a photo of himself hugging Stanton's eldest daughter, Kinsley, with a big smile on his face on Saturday. He captioned the picture, "I will always love this precious little angel."
"I will always love" suggests he'll no longer be present in her life. Stanton's two daughters, Kinsley, 4, and Charlie, 2, are from a previous relationship with her ex-husband Nick Buonfiglio.
An insider told E! News that Murray -- who was previously engaged to The Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman -- and Stanton broke up due to his "temper," which was a concern for Stanton's friends on Paradise. After all, Dorfman had accused Murray in her first memoir of being verbally abusive and controlling, claims of which Murray called "ludicrous" and "fiction."
Stanton and Murray's relationship had been "volatile" in the past, the insider added, but "this split seems more serious than past fights."
On the same day Murray hinted at a split because his bags were packed, Stanton seemed to attempt to deflect speculation by posting a photo of herself trying on a strapless-lace wedding dress.
"Visited my local @davidsbridal yesterday with @mikalathomass," Stanton captioned the image. "We had an amazing time meeting with the stylist & had so much fun trying on so many beautiful dresses. These were our favorites -- what do you guys think?"
The pair has put up a united front in recent weeks. Last week, Murray captioned a black and white image of Stanton and himself smiling, "Happy, happy, happy.
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But a Stanton friend revealed to Us the reality TV couple "broke up" about two weeks ago, with a second source insisting they "definitely have their issues."
"Their relationship is always up in the air," the pal had explained. "It's been like that from the beginning."
A source similarly told Entertainment Tonight in September that Stanton and Murray's relationship was on the rocks ever since filming Bachelor in Paradise concluded this past summer, alleging the pair broke up a couple of times while navigating their romance in the real world.