‘Bachelor’ star Amanda Stanton says she started writing her memoir right after Ben Higgins episode
In an interview with MEA WorldWide, Amanda speaks about her new book 'Now Accepting Roses: Finding Myself While Searching for the One…and Other Lessons I Learned from 'The Bachelor''
Former ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ contestant Amanda Stanton has had one too many issues to deal with since her exit from the reality show.
Earlier this year, the actress and reality star was blackmailed after someone got hold of topless pictures from her breast augmentation procedure.
However, over the course of the next few months, she gracefully overcame all the trauma that was bringing her down and decided to pen her memoir 'Now Accepting Roses: Finding Myself While Searching for the One…and Other Lessons I Learned from 'The Bachelor''.
In an interview with MEA WorldWide, Amanda spoke in detail about the difficulties she faced while working on her latest book and how she’s been coping with her relationships with former partners.
We asked Amanda what inspired her to share extremely intimate details and real-life experiences. She said she just wanted to help other single mothers out there who looked up to her for guidance and support.
“So, actually, it was right after I got off Ben Higgins season and I just had so many mainly single moms reaching out to me telling me that they could relate to me or that I inspire them or I helped him feel better about their situation. Being a single mom is so hard and I think that's kind of when I was like, okay, I want to write a book to hopefully help other single moms out there,” she said.
"It took a very long time to write. It kind of turned more about my whole life other than just being a single mom... About my dating experiences and about being on the show. So, I think a little bit of something for everybody in there. But that's kind of what inspired me,” she added.
She revealed that she had moments of anxiety when she completed her first draft. She says she wasn't worried about what the readers might think of the book, but was worried about the reaction of her ex-partner who also finds a mention in the book.
She said she was "super nervous" mainly about that. Nevertheless, she is happy she could tell her story and speak the truth.
Amanda was previously married to Nick Buonfiglio who is also the father of her two children.
Unlike many who diss over their former partners, especially after sharing a tumultuous relationship, the reality star continues to respect Nick.
Describing her relationship with the ex-husband, she said, “I still have a lot of respect for him. I think I mean, obviously I always will put my kids first and you know, that's their dad and at the end of the day, I always want them to have a good relationship with him. So I think it's something that we're always working on trying to co-parent and regardless of the past.”
Although she is at a much better place today with the release of her new book and everything sailing smoothly on the personal front, the thought of being the victim of cybercrime continues to haunt her.
Recounting the infamous online blackmailing that she faced a few months ago, Amanda said, “So I think that was the hardest thing about it was that I don't know anybody who'd gone through that before. At first I thought it was a joke because I woke up to these emails and I was like, there's no way this is real. I thought I was dreaming and, you know, they had attached the photos and then they started sending them to people that I knew. I had people calling me every day.”
She is happy that the pictures did not make it to the internet, despite all the embarrassment she faced from her family and friends who received her bare frontal images.
The ‘Kissing Strangers’ actress concluded her conversation with MEAWW on a happy note and spoke about her two adorable children. “I think they just kind of put things into perspective for me a lot and they remind me every day what's important. So, you know, it's nice."