Bachelor in Paradise stars and ‘social media influencers’ Robby Hayes, 28 and Amanda Stanton, 27, just broke up a month after dating in real life. And now Amanda is talking to PEOPLE about what led to the split.
“He was like, ‘I want you to be my girlfriend. I haven’t had a girlfriend in a long time. Let’s just go full force.’ I was like, ‘Okay, I’m not interested in dating anybody else,’” said Stanton, who was fresh off of a break up with Josh Murray.
“I’m the kind of person, when I’m into someone, I put all my effort into that,” she said.
“So we tried it out, and I think we just have different ideas of what a relationship is like. Like, certain things that just come naturally in a relationship, like checking in with that person, answering when I call. There were photos of him with another girl. It became too much for me.”
I’m not shocked that things did not work out. I am shocked that Amanda thought Robby was sincere to begin with. And I’m not the only one who thought this relationship was bogus. Apparently several of Ro-Am’s co-stars thought the two had ulterior motives.
Both Vinny Ventiera and Daniel Maguire had their doubts.
“In that situation, anybody would do anything for some Instagram followers,” Ventiera said.
“I find as I’m doing these shows, people will act differently, do crazy things, stay together — a lot of it is for fame,” Maguire added.“That’s how it is these days.”
But Stanton defends the relationship.
“It definitely was a real relationship,” Stanton said. “I don’t know why Vinny would say that. He wasn’t even in Paradise with us. We really did try in real life, or at least I tried, not sure how much effort Robby put into it. I really tried to make it work, and it didn’t. If I were doing anything for Instagram followers, I probably would’ve faked a relationship, and that’s not the case. I would never be able to do that.”
Ok, well it appears that Amanda thought the relationship was real, but I’m not convinced that Robby was ever in to Amanda…or any other girl for that matter.
“Robby was somebody who was doing all these sweet things for me and saying that he wants a family and a future, and then we get off the show and all he wanted to do is party and not call me,” she said.
Am I the only one that feels certain that Robby Hayes is gay?
Well luckily despite the failed coupling the two are still on good terms. But Stanton is done finding love on national TV.
“I’m done with all the Bachelor shows,” she said. “I’m glad I came back this season, but I’m done.”
The finale of BiP airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.