Despite warnings and red flags heaped at Ben Flajnik’s feet, he has made his decision and what we all feared the most has transpired. ‘The Bachelor’ has chosen bad girl, Courtney Robertson to be his bride and she has accepted. But is one of the most controversial couples in the history of ‘The Bachelor’ still engaged?
When ‘The Bachelor’ began airing in January, Ben Flajnik got to see first hand exactly how badly Courtney Robertson had treated the other women and by Valentines Day Flajnik was no longer speaking to Courtney Robertson. ‘The Bachelor’ felt betrayed and rightfully so as Robertson had lied from the beginning about her actions, not only to him but to his family as well.
Courtney Robertson had completely snowed Ben Flajnik’s mom and sister with the same lies she had fed to Ben, overriding suspicions that Ben’s sister, Julia had already formed about the aspiring model. After visiting with Courtney, Ben’s sister gave her opinion as to who she felt would be better suited for her brother, “Courtney is more of what you want. She’s driven and definitely doesn’t sugar coat things.”
While Ben digested what he was learning about Courtney on ‘The Bachelor’ episodes, tabloids had gained possession of photographs depicting Ben kissing other women. Robertson blew off these allegations by going shopping for wedding gowns to draw attention away from Ben. She trusted her man when he told her those were old photographs and he was definitely “not” kissing anyone but her.
What tore the couple apart in the end was a lack of trust and the inability to see each other to talk over their problems. ‘The Bachelor’ felt betrayed by Courtney’s lies and Courtney felt abandoned by Ben when he left her after witnessing first hand what a witch Courtney was to the girls, the two confided to Chris Harrison during the ‘After the Final Rose’ interview. However, when the two were sitting side by side, they both blamed the media for their discord.
Did ‘The Bachelor’, Ben Flajnik and his chosen fiance, Courtney Robertson weather the storm? Yes, they did. The two are once again engaged. Will they remain together? It’s hard to say and I won’t venture to give an opinion on that matter.
My only opinion about ‘The Bachelor’ 2012 solely as a viewer is this:
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson are made for each other and I sincerely hope that life gives them everything they deserve.
Note from author:
All information within this article was derived from ‘The Bachelor’ 2012 finale and ‘After the Final Rose’ interview with Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson. Full episodes of ‘The Bachelor’ may be viewed at abc.com.