Though the fate of "Bachelor In Paradise" is still in question, contestant Amanda Stanton is speaking out against some of the backlash she's received for being part of the reality series.
Stanton, who first appeared in Ben Higgins season of "The Bachelor" and later got engaged (and later un-engaged) to Josh Murray on season 3 of "Bachelor in Paradise," has apparently been slammed with comments from mommy shamers who are against her choice to leave her two kids at home while she went to Mexico to film this season of BIP.
Stanton is mom to 3-year-old Charlie and 4-year-old Kinsley.
"I don't normally like to address the trolls/mom shamers … but it's so out of control," Stanton said on her Instagram stories Monday. "I'd like to take a moment to clarify first of all that my kids DO have a father that is part of their life. They spend time with him, too. So if you see a photo of me without my kids one weekend and comment something like 'mother of the year' or 'wow shouldn't she be with her kids?' Well, there's a VERY good chance that I can't be with them because they're with their dad."
She continued to explain that though the show airs over a duration of two months, filming is much shorter.
"As far as Bachelor in Paradise goes, it doesn't film for very long at ALL. I know it airs for 2 months … but it actually takes a lot less than that to film it. And alllllll the other days, weeks, months of the year, I am with [my kids]! I am fortunate enough to be able to work from home and spend more time with my kids than most parents. My kids are my entire world. I am doing my best to give them a great life."
Stanton and her ex-husband of three years, Nick Buonfiglio, have joint custody of their two children.
Stanton's message comes just days after season 4 of "Bachelor in Paradise" was shut down after a producer was disturbed by footage of contestants DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios engaging in sexual activity in the pool.
The series' production ceased indefinitely while producers of the show launch an internal investigation into reports of misconduct. Warner Bros., the television studio behind the ABC franchise, released a statement Sunday:
"We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of 'Bachelor in Paradise' in Mexico. We have suspended production and we are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations. Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action."