Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson have broken up, adding them to the line line of Bachelor couples to call it quits after getting engaged on the show.
As People noted, the couple spent much of their time trying to convince everyone that their controversial romance could work, but in the end they couldn’t make the relationship last. The magazine confirmed that after falling in love on the hit ABC reality show, Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson have ended their engagement.
There were few details from the couple as to why they split.
“It’s true,” Flajnik told People on Friday, though she didn’t get into any reason fro the split.
The couple already took some time apart shortly after the show ended, but were back together for the Behind the Rose special.
Flajnik and Robertson were shaky from the start, with the airing of the Bachelor exposing a more conniving side to Courtney that Ben had not seen before.
“It’s been a rough ride,” Flajnik told host Chris Harrison at the time. “The woman that I saw on TV isn’t the Courtney that I know,” he said, adding, “Those are the moments and the instances that led to Courtney and I not talking for a time while the show aired. We were essentially broken up.”
But despite the troubles, the couple was trying a long-distance relationship and appeared to be going well, especially given their photo post earlier this week.
“I have a new appreciation for wine,” Robertson wrote on a photo that showed her and Flajnik smiling at a winery. “It’s amazing to see all the hard work and care that goes into wine making. Very proud of @Benflajnik and the boys!”
As Us Weekly pointed out, this isn’t the first public split for Ben Flajnik. Before he proposed to Courtney Robetson in 2011, the California winemaker proposed to Ashley Hebert on The Bachelorette but was dumped in favor of J.P. Rosenbaum.