by Megan Lindsey on March 21, 2012 | Comments Off
Even though Us Weekly had photos of The Bachelor star Ben Flajnik grabbing the butt of an unidentified female, leading all of us to wonder if he was cheating on his fiance Courtney Robertson. He denied the rumors on the After The Final Rose special, claiming that he wasn’t fooling around on her at all. He claimed that those photos were just of him along with some friends from San Francisco and the magazine’s reports were just “tabloid fodder.”
She said on the special that she doesn’t trust Ben completely. Apparently those feelings were short-lived because she believes that he didn’t cheat on her.
In her first interview after the finale, she said “it was upsetting” seeing the photos, but insisted “at the end of the day, if I didn’t trust him, I wouldn’t be with him, period.”
She revealed, “Here’s the thing: I have a lot of platonic guy friends and Ben knows that. But I was very careful after the show wrapped not to get too close to them in public or put myself in a situation where a photo could be taken and something could be misconstrued.”
She went on to say, “Ben just didn’t have his guard up the way I did. He has a lot of female friends and he’s a playful, flirty guy who likes to party with everyone. I get that about him and I’m completely fine with it. He’s a really warm and social person. But he became a target. The tabloids hired people to follow him everywhere, just waiting for the chance to snap a photo of anything they could to make it look like he was doing something shady. I think you can take a photo and make it look like anything if you really want to.”
Are you convinced?