Amanda Stanton Shares Her Side of Shocking Battery Arrest

As a certified member of Bachelor Nation, Amanda Stanton has been involved in her fair share of scandals.

She got engaged to Josh Murray, for example, only to end the romance in December 2016, a few months after Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 ended.

Amanda then dated Robby Hayes on Season 4 of this same show; only for him to allegedly cheat on her with another woman.

So Stanton has been a bit unlucky in love.

But Amanda was at the center of a very different kind of scandal early Monday morning…

… when she got ARRESTED for domestic battery.

According to various sources and outlets, Stanton and boyfriend Ben Jacobs were among the guests at a co-ed bachelorette party.

They were very drunk and hanging out in a Las Vegas hotel room when security responded to a noise complaint.

While Jacobs spoke to a guard, Stanton supposedly pushed her man, prompting a call to the police.

They took Stanton into custody, charged her and snapped the following snapshot:

Crazy, right?

What the heck happened?!?

We don’t have every last detail at the moment, but…

“Amanda is embarrassed and ashamed this happened and sincerely apologizes to hotel security and the Las Vegas Police Department,” Stanton’s rep, Steve Honig, tells People Magazine.

The rep adds:

“Amanda is a gentle, respectful person who has never gotten physical with anyone under any circumstance.” 

Honig explains that the Bachelor in Paradise veteran (who also finished fourth on Season 20 of The Bachelor) had “a few drinks” prior to her arrest.

“When hotel security asked her and Bobby to quiet down, she got a bit rambunctious,” he says, continuing;

“Amanda gave Bobby what she thought was a playful shove; hotel security did their job and reported the incident to the police, who in turn did their job.”

Jacobs even told the cops it “was not an ill-intended shove,” but “Amanda completely respects and understands” why they took the action that they took.

Stanton was released shortly after she was taken into custody and, we assume, will need to appear in court at some point for a hearing.

But we aren’t certain about that.

Jacobs and Stanton made several months after after the former slid into the latter’s direct messages.

Since then, Amanda has shared numerous photos of herself, her lover and her two kids.

They really do seem very happy together and they have no intention on breaking up after this incident.

“Amanda doesn’t know where it’s going to go yet because they’re still getting to know each other, but so far so good!” an insider told E! News recently.

At this point, as long as Stanton doesn’t go back to any detention centers in Nevada, she’ll probably be happy.


‘Bachelor’ Contestant Amanda Stanton Arrested for Domestic Violence in Vegas

‘Bachelor’ and “Bachelor in Paradise” fan favorite Amanda Stanton has been arrested for domestic battery after a drunken post-bachelorette party incident with her boyfriend … TMZ has learned.   Sources familiar with what went down…


Amanda Stanton Arrested for Domestic Violence: See Her Mug Shot

Amanda Stanton was arrested very early morning in Las Vegas on a battery domestic violence charge.

Her sort of sultry and likely quite intoxicated mug shot, along with details from the incident, are below…

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the 28-year-old former Bachelor suitor and Bachelor in Paradise contestant was taken into custody around 3:15 a.m. due to an alleged altercation between her and her boyfriend, Bobby Jacobs.

Insiders tell TMZ that Stanton was drinking late into the night as part of a co-ed bachelorette party.

The gathering, which included Jacobs, ended up in a hotel room after the group had been out and about for hours beforehand.

Law enforcement tell the aforementioned celebrity gossip website that security arrived at the room at one point in response to a noise complaint.

Jacobs was reportedly talking to a guard when Stanton (who was far from sober) attempted to intervene and shoved her boyfriend in the process.

This is why the security guard called the police.

Stanton was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence and was released later on Monday.

Sources say, however, that she and Jacobs are still together and on perfectly fine terms.

They both think someone slipped something into Amanda’s drink, which prompted her to act in this unusually violent manner.

Stanton has not yet commented on what transpired, but she did share photos on Instagram over the weekend from the Vegas adventure, writing at one point:

“All 3 of us have had Bachelorette parties but only one of us is actually getting married… #pregamingpavlis.”

The veteran ABC personality – who appeared on season 20 of The Bachelor and seasons 3 and 4 of Bachelor in Paradise – was in Sin City for a bachelorette party with friends, including fellow Bachelor contestant Lauren Bushnell.

The mother of two actually agreed to marry Josh Murray at one point, only for that romance to end in December of 2016.

She also briefly dated Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 star Robby Hayes, and was mentioned on the program just last night after Hayes made a surprise appearance on Season 5.

Almost immediately, a male contestant warned the women on the island that Hayes had supposedly cheated in Stanton, an allegation he has denied.

As an actress, Stanton has appeared in The Cheetah Girls 2 and Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh.

As a love interest of Jacobs, she started dating her current beau after he slid into her direct messages, saying the following to Us Weekly two months ago:

“We don’t really have a great story.

“I wish we had a more exciting story. We were saying that we should just say we met at the dog park or something…

“I guess it’s pretty normal these days. It just is funny to say.”


Amanda Stanton and Robby Hayes: Feuding on Twitter!

Though Amanda Stanton has talked abut her exes before, a recent vague tweet about an unnamed ex prompted Robby Hayes to come forward as the subject of her subtweet.

It was a mess.

Now Amanda is explaining why she shared what she did, and how she had never expected Robby to blow it out of proportion.

Amanda Stanton took to Twitter last week to share something truly bizarre that happened to her.

“I got a new debit card last month and got an email from an ex this morning.”

And it was more awkward than you’d think.

“Forwarding me an email that his Disneyland Annual Pass payment was declined & to update my card info…”

Which struck her as him asking her to continue to pay for his Disneyland pass. Absurd.

“I sure know how to pick em.”

Amanda’s cheating ex, Robby Hayes, decided to reveal that he had sent the email. He explained his actions on Twitter, writing:

“Lol is this how it happened or was I was trying to help you poor thing?”

His false sympathy after clearly feeling defensive about his email … did not go over well.

But as Amanda Stanton explains to E!, she had never meant to strike a never with him.

“It’s a shame he still harbors such harsh emotions towards me.”

They’ve been broken up for months, now. It seems that she didn’t expect him to be so touchy … or even to see her tweet.

She goes on to say that she wishes him “nothing but happiness and peace for him.”

That’s very kind of her to say.

Now that Dean Unglert is done with The Bachelor: Winter Games and has sadly broken up with Lesley Murphy (even though they were so cute together), 

Deanie Babies has an aptly named show on iHeartRadio titled Help! I Suck at Dating, which was clearly inspired by his disastrous Bachelor in Paradise love triangle.

“I guess what I was so confused about is that it’s been eight months and I have obviously moved on with my life.”

That email came out of the blue.

“I haven’t talked to Robby in forever; that’s the first time I’ve heard from him.”

Understandably, she didn’t feel like keeping in touch given how thngs ended (with him being exposed as an alleged cheater).

Amanda explains what went down.

“I checked my e-mail and I saw that he forwarded me his Disneyland membership…I got a new [credit card], and so his payment was being declined.”


“The funny thing is he can say he thought it was going to collections, but there was an option there to update your card information.”

If your card is no longer paying for a service like that, it doesn’t usually go to collections. The service just stops. It’s a day pass to a theme park.

Amused, she decided to share it.

“I just thought it was funny he was forwarding it to me other than putting his own card information on there.”

Now she has come to regret that decision.

“I think my mistake is saying anything on Twitter. I did think it was funny and that’s why I said something.”

She says that she had not realized that he would view this as an antagonistic tweet.

“I had no idea and I was completely shocked that he reacted the way that he did. It was just a funny tweet. I wasn’t even throwing shade at him nor did I hint that it was about him.”

She had zero intentions of unveiling Robby as the culprit.

“I wasn’t going to ever tell anyone it was about him.”

He told the world himself, for some reason.

“I was actually pretty embarrassed by it, because when I tweeted it, I never expected that to happen, nor did I want attention from it.”

A lot of tweets that blow up like hers did were never intended to do so.

“So, I guess I was confused why he reacted that way, because no one would have known it was about him.”

One wonders why he decided to draw attention to himself in this manner.

“I don’t know if he just wants attention, and that’s why part of me doesn’t even want to talk about it, because I feel like I’m giving him what he wants.”

Amanda then comes in with a pretty damning but possibly spot-on assessment of Robby’s motives.

“Like, he doesn’t even care that it made him look bad! I feel like he just wants attention — whether it’s good or bad.”

There are a lot of people like that in the world.

Oh well. Lesson learned, we guess.

And this isn’t the first time that Robby has done something that Amanda didn’t expect.


Amanda Stanton Talks Robby Hayes, Josh Murray, & Becoming the Bachelorette!

Amanda Stanton finished her latest tour of Bachelor in Paradise last fall, but fans have questions.

Has she spoken to that cheater Robby Hayes? For that matter, is she in touch with Josh Murray? Will she answer the hopes and dreams of countless fans by becoming the next leading lady of The Bachelorette?

Finally, Amanda is speaking out and, believe it or not, answering all of those questions.

Amanda Stanton won a lot of fans on the 20th season of The Bachelor, but it was Lauren Bushnell who won the heart of Ben Higgins.

You know, for a while.

Amanda then went on to Bachelor in Paradise, where she and Josh Murray became a couple. Unfortunately, their breakup was so dramatically unpleasant that police were called.


This last season of Bachelor on Paradise didn’t do her much good, either.

Not only did she have to defend herself against mom-shamers for appearing on the show, she didn’t exactly get a happy ending.

She became romantically entangled with Robby Hayes.

Unfortunately, he allegedly became “entangled” with someone else.

Amanda Stanton tweeted a photo of Robby’s cheating to prove it to the world.

A lot of nonsense goes on in Paradise; that’s basically the point of the show. But we should all be able to agree that Amanda deserves better.

Well, Amanda Stanton opened up to Us Weekly about the many topics that have aroused the curiosity of fans.

For starters, she is so not talking to Robby Hayes.

Josh Murray, despite the drama in their past, is another story.

“I talk to Josh here and there.”

She is, at first, cautious about talking about this. She doesn’t want to give false hope to shippers.

“I mean nothing more than a friendly conversation.”

But Amanda and Josh are on what we’d call unusually good terms for a pair of exes.

She acknowledges that things were bad when they ended things, but emphasizes that things are so much better, now.

“We had such a bad breakup, and so it’s nice to just not have that drama anymore and just be cool with each other.”

Gwen Stefani wrote a whole dang song about that. (“Cool” is, in fact, my favorite song of hers)

“Because he was around my kids and we did have a good relationship for the most part. So it’s good to be on good terms.”

In fact, she and said children (Kinsley and Charlie) apparently FaceTimed Josh Murray after her return from this past season in Paradise.

But then comes the big question. The one that matters.

Those men are in her past, but what lies in her future? Might she be The Bachelorette?

Amanda shatters the hearts of fans as she sounds very certain that she’ll no longer be looking for love on camera.

“I’m done for sure.”

Heartbreaking. But she makes it clear that this isn’t sour grapes speaking.

“I’m so grateful for the opportunity, and like overall I had such a good experience and don’t regret anything.”

Still, her air of finality remains.

“But I think I’m done.”

“I’ve had my fair share of chances.”

Does she really believe that she missed her chance to find love on screen? Or is she just sick of having her heartbreak broadcast to the world?

For the record, she spoke to Us Weekly at a speed dating event, so her brand is at least still tied to the quest for love.

But it sounds to us like Amanda was mostly just being dismissive of returning for yet another season of Bachelor in Paradise.

If she got an offer to become the Bachelorette … would she really turn that down?

We’re not so sure.