On Friday, “The Bachelor” star Ben Flajnik and his fiancee and winner of the sixteenth season of the show, Courtney Robertson announced that the were going their separate ways. Now, we’ve since learned the reasoning behind their split. Much to our surprise, the relationship was actually real for as long as it lasted. Who knew?!?
The former couple added to the ranks of fellow reality television show romances whose relationships have gone downhill. And now we know why. In a joint statement issued to “In Touch Weekly”, the couple talked about the decision to end their engagement. They said:
“After meeting over a year ago, we have decided to end our romantic relationship. The ups and downs weighed heavily on us both and ultimately we started to grow apart because of the distance, time apart, and our need to focus on our respective careers.
“We have nothing but the utmost respect for each other, and both feel this is the right decision,” they said of their split. “We continue to remain friends and will support each other in future endeavors. Thanks to everyone for your love and support, it’s been quite a ride.”
Are you shocked that they decided to go their separate ways?