With the already beleaguered fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise fast approaching, speculation over potential pairings has been nearing fever pitch. So when cast members Amanda Stanton and Robby Hayes were spotted strolling around together IRL, the internet obviously had no chill whatsoever.
Is it possible the third time really was a charm for Stanton? The single mom of two memorably competed on Season 20 of The Bachelor for Ben Higgins’ heart before falling into mad lust love with bad boy Josh Murray on Season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise.
Since she and Murray’s messy split earlier this year, Stanton has opened up about how difficult moving on has been, explaining during a radio interview, “When we 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.”
Until now, it would seem.
Although there has been no official confirmation Stanton and Hayes are a couple, the pair was photographed together in West Hollywood on Saturday night.
On the agenda? They first spent an hour dining inside The Ivory restaurant. They then made a double date of a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game with friends-slash-fellow-Bachelor-Nation-alums Ashley Iaconetti and Jonathan Treece (best known as Tickle Monster).
According to E News, the potential couple’s sweet weekend didn’t stop there. On Sunday, they hit up Malibu Wines together to celebrate yet another Bachelor Nation member, Raven Gates, for her birthday.
While Stanton and Hayes likely can’t say anything contractually, their body language is doing all the talking for them. Could they just be friends? Uh, sure. But when was the last time you strolled really closely down a public street, holding hands and leaning into a platonic pal?
We’re betting these two are more than buddies and at least one source seems to agree.
“Robby and Amanda have been spending a lot of time together,” the source told E News. “They are very affectionate towards each other.”