Amanda Stanton slams "trolls" and "mommy-shamers" -- It's "so out of control!"
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/13/2017
Amanda Stanton is making it known she is sick and tired of the mommy shamers out there.
Amanda, a 27-year-old single mom of two young daughters, has been criticized on social media for opting to leave her children to appear on reality TV on three separate occasions.
"I don't normally like to address the trolls / mom shamers -- but it's so out of control!" Amanda wrote on Instagram, according to Us Weekly.
Amanda is mom to Kinsley, 4, and Charlie, 3, whom she welcomed with her ex-husband Nick Buonfiglio. The reality TV star and aspiring model -- who recently split from ex-fiance Josh Murray -- currently resides in Orange County, CA, with her daughters.
Amanda came across as America's sweetheart on Ben Higgins' season of The Bachelor in early 2016 but then received some backlash when she decided to appear on Bachelor in Paradise's third season last summer, when she got engaged to Josh.
As Bachelor Nation is well aware, Amanda decided to also join the Season 4 cast of Bachelor in Paradise-- which began filming a week ago, although production has been suspended due to allegations of misconduct -- and now the haters are worse than ever.
As a result, Amanda shared her stern message to followers on June 11.
"I'd like to take a moment to clarify first of all that my kids DO have a father that is part of their life. They spend time with him too," the blonde beauty reportedly explained.
"So if you see a photo of me without my kids one weekend and comment something like 'mother of the year' or 'wow shouldn't she be with her kids?' Well, there's a VERY good chance that I can't be with them because they're with their dad."
Amanda has been accused of not caring for her kids since she is seemingly fine with leaving them behind for extended periods of time to find love on TV.
"As far as Bachelor in Paradise goes, it doesn't film for very long at ALL," Stanton wrote, according to Us. "I know it airs for 2 months... but it actually takes a lot less than that to film it."
An anonymous Season 4 cast member recently told People that -- similar to last year -- the show was expected to film for three weeks, with bachelors and bachelorettes coming and going throughout the process.
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"I am fortunate enough to be able to work from home and spend more time with my kids than most parents," Amanda reportedly continued in her Instagram post, adding that her girls stay with their father or grandparents when she films a show.
"I understand that most parents don't go on reality TV shows... but everyone's lives are different... My kids are my entire world. I am doing my best to give them a great life."