Amanda Stanton & Boyfriend Michael Fogel Make Their Romance Instagram Official on Valentine's Day
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What a way to celebrate! Amanda Stanton made her relationship with boyfriend Michael Fogel Instagram official on Valentine’s Day.
“Happy Valentine’s Day from Cabo (because chips, guac & spicy margs are the way to my heart),” the “Bachelor” alum wrote on Sunday. In an accompanying photo, the pair pose together in front of cacti in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where they enjoyed a romantic holiday vacation.
Amanda also showed love to the handsome real estate broker over on her Story, posting a cute couple’s selfie. “Valentine,” the blonde beauty wrote alongside the pic.
Before fans fell in love with Amanda on Ben Higgins’ Season 20 of “The Bachelor” in 2016, the stunning California native was married to Nick Buonfiglio from 2012 until 2015. The former couple share daughters Kinsley, 8, and Charlie, 6.
In her 2019 memoir, “Now Accepting Roses: Finding Myself While Searching for the One … and Other Lessons I Learned from The Bachelor,” Amanda opened up about how the show helped her heal from the heartbreak she endured during the demise of her three-year marriage.
“I mustered up the strength and courage to officially divorce Nick on paper and in life,” she wrote. “About six months later, I started to believe perhaps my ex was right. I could very well end up single and alone forever. It was during that moment of doubt when I got a call from the casting director for ‘The Bachelor.’”
Though she didn’t win Ben’s heart on “The Bachelor,” Amanda appeared on Seasons 3 and 4 of “Bachelor in Paradise” and developed relationships with other franchise stars. Following an engagement to Josh Murray and a short-lived fling with Robby Hayes, the mom of two vowed to stop dating within Bachelor Nation.
Amanda’s romance with Michael — who was previously linked to “Bachelor” and “Bachelor in Paradise” alum Corinne Olympios in 2017 — comes after her relationship with Bobby Jacobs, which ended in 2019, and her brief romance with attorney Oren Agman
During an Instagram Q&A on Tuesday, Amanda revealed how her friendship with Michael blossomed into something more.
“We had been friends for a couple years!” she wrote. “I never thought of him for me but always thought he was so cute and funny that I even tried to set a couple of my friends up with him! I was like very newly single and we were both in the same city and grabbed lunch before I went to the airport & I don’t think we’ve gone an hour without talking ever since lol.”
Amanda added, “It just happened very naturally and has been easy ever since!”