Amanda Stanton may be dealing with the aftermath of a seriously nasty split from former Bachelor in Paradise star Josh Murray, but she’s not letting it hold her back from future endeavors (including her unexpected new gig with Lauren Bushnell). In fact, the reality TV alum isn’t letting her past failed relationship stand in the way of much of anything, love included.

Amanda Stanton

For those that need a refresher, Josh Murray was first engaged to former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman, but after things went awry with their relationship, the pair split in January of 2015. Murray then become engaged to Stanton before undergoing another breakup in December of 2016. (It was a rough couple of years for Murray in the romance department.) Now, Stanton is set to embark on a new quest for love by joining the cast of Bachelor in Paradise season four in the sizzling heat of Mexico. And FYI: Murray will NOT be hitting the beach this time around.

While it may seem like the 27-year-old mother-of-two is moving on pretty darn quickly, she assured Us that she’s actually had a hard time doing just that. As she told the publication, when she and Murray were on the show, “It felt like I had met the love of my life. It’s really hard, I think, to move on from that. I think we’re both having a hard time moving on.” (That migggghhht explain why the two were initially caught kissing after their big breakup).

Now, she’s aiming to put the past behind her for good, which isn’t a terrible idea, according to the fine folks over at Psychology Today, as the outlet (backed up by fancy shmancy scientific research) reports that one of the best ways to get over a breakup is apparently to date a brand new bae.

We’ll be eager to see if this tactic works for Stanton when the fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise premieres (likely in August) on ABC.

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(h/t Us; Photo via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)