Amanda Stanton found love on “Bachelor in Paradise” but her happily ever after may still be far out of reach. Her role on the ABC show has landed her in a custody battle with her ex.
Following the announcement of her engagement to fellow Season 3 contestant Josh Murray, Radar Online reports that Amanda’s former husband, Nick Buonfiglio, has filed court documents seeking joint custody of their two daughters in addition to a smaller child support order.
In the documents Buonfriglio slams Amanda for going on TV shows (She also starred on Season 20 of “The Bachelor” earlier this year) and as a result “causing harm” to Kinsley, 4, and Charlie, 2.
“[She has] ‘been scrutinized for how she has acted by hundreds of thousands of fans, and it has put my daughters in tons of media attention, which I believe is causing harm,” reads the documents.
Buonfriglio (pictured with Amanda during happier times above) claims that her fame has affected how much time she spends with their daughters. He states that she used to have them 65 percent of the time but that he cared for them during “Bachelor in Paradise” filming. He is now seeking 50/50 custody.
Buonfriglio also shared that Amanda makes up to $30,000 a month since appearing on the ABC shows and he can no longer afford to give her $2,000 in child support.
Radar Online reports the former couple is scheduled for a mediation session on Sept. 30. If no resolution is made, they will appear before a judge on Oct. 13.
While Amanda prepares for a custody battle with her ex, her new relationship appears to be thriving. Josh, a former “Bachelorette” winner, and Amanda’s engagement was confirmed during the “Bachelor in Paradise” finale on Tuesday. The two celebrated with a trip to Disneyland with Amanda’s daughters (above). The couple currently live in Amanda’s native Orange County.