I have no issues with anyone going on The Bachelor/ette. Heck I would do anything to make my sister a contestant in Nick Vial’s upcoming season, but that’s a whole ‘nother blog post!
IF In Touch Magazine and this wetpaint piece about Amanda & Josh Murray are true, then I am wondering what it’s going to take for Amanda, as a mom of two precious little girls, to stop introducing her daughter to men she’s dating for a very short time and already envisioning as her daughter’s new step-father and especially in front of camera.
Amanda and Nick were married on October 11, 2012, and according to Radar Online, their divorce was finalized until June 15, 2015, just three months before Amanda started filming Ben’s season of the Bachelor and one year before she met Josh Murray on Bachelor in Paradise.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight in March 2016 after Amanda wasn’t given a rose by Ben Higgins, she said, “It was kind of a weird situation, and if I could go back, I would have probably done it a little bit different for sure,” Amanda admitted about her children spending time with Ben on the beach. “I just explained that this is my good friend, and I had been away for a few weeks, so it was kind of a weird situation.”
She goes on to say, ” I think that with my oldest daughter starting kindergarten soon, it is kind of a lot to put our lives in such the public eye,” Amanda mused. “It is something that I would consider, but it is something that I would be a little hesitant about. I think I am better off maybe just meeting a guy the normal way eventually.”
Meaning you wouldn’t have introduced them to Josh if you weren’t going to wind up engaged to him at the end of the three week whirlwind romance?!?
Amanda’s created a life where she earns $20K monthly from instagram posts of herself with and without her family. TMZ states that in the court documents that her ex-husband Nick Buonfiglio filed he claims that although the media attention that surrounds Amanda and her new fiancé, Josh Murray, is great for her “bottom line” but “bad for their daughters,” Kinsley(4) and Charlie (2).
The fame and money must be too tempting. Supposedly Bachelor in Paradise contestants earned $7,000-$15,000 for the three weeks and as a fan favorite she probably received the high-end, if not the most.
I’m a for single parents finding romance and love again. When you become a parent, your roles and responsibilities change. You are forced to grow up and you should choice to put your children ahead of your own needs. I highly doubt Amanda would have any trouble getting dates without going on reality television. I wonder how long and hard she thought about her decision and how it would impact her daughters’ lives.
Do you think I am being too harsh and critical? Will Amanda and Josh make it to the altar? Weigh in below in the comments section.