The Bachelor in Paradise 2 couple have called it quits and it’s quite heartbreaking.
Amanda Stanton and Josh Murray broke their silence [both separately] on their break up.
“Josh and I did break up,” Stanton, 26, told PEOPLE at The Bachelor charity premiere.
“I know there’s been a lot of speculation about our relationship and to be honest, I think some people thought I was avoiding it,” she continued. “I think it’s good to set the record straight and tell everyone that we’re not together anymore. I just didn’t really know how to go about it.”
“It’s been a tough couple of weeks for me,” the 32-year-old tells Us Weekly in a statement. “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.”
“We have similar things we want in life, but we are also very different on other important things as well,” he reasons. “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.”
“There was a lot of different reasons ,” Amanda said. “At the end of the day, we were just two very different people. I think there are some things when you love someone you can work on and try to fix things, and then there are some things you just can’t fix. I think it got to that point where we just knew it wasn’t going to work.”
“We’re just going to go our separate ways,” she said. “I wish him the best.”