Entries in Ben Flajnik (5)


Are 'The Bachelor's' Courtney and Ben Living Together?

ABC/NICK RAY(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The controversial stars of the most recent edition of ABC's The Bachelor, Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik, may be moving in together, reports Us Weekly. The pair has been spotted unloading a U-Haul of Courtney's personal items at Ben's San Francisco home, which he shares with two roommates.

Ben proposed to Courtney on The Bachelor finale, but the two revealed on the After the Final Rose special that they broke off their engagement after taping the competition.  The two insisted at the time that they were still a couple.

A source tells Us Weekly, this latest move is just temporary one because Ben and Courtney "want to get settled in [a place of their own] as soon as possible."

But wait, there's more.  E! quotes a source as saying Courtney "hasn't moved in," but the pair are spending more time together.  The source says Courtney "is gradually moving some stuff into [Ben's] apartment but they are taking it slow at the moment."

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"Bachelor" Ben Flajnik Engaged to Courtney, But It's Complicated

ABC/NICK RAY(NEW YORK) -- Courtney Robertson didn't make many friends on The Bachelor, but she still got what she wanted Monday night on the 16th-season finale of the ABC series: an engagement ring from 29-year-old California winemaker Ben Flajnik.

Ben popped the question to the 28-year-old model in Switzerland after breaking the heart of the other co-finalist, 27-year-old business development manager Lindzi Cox.

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Alas, Ben's romance with Courtney is a complicated one. Though they remain a couple, the two revealed on the After the Final Rose special that they broke off their engagement after taping the competition.

During a conversation with host Chris Harrison on After the Final Rose, Ben said there was a long period of time when he and Courtney did not speak to one another due to the "negative energy" surrounding their relationship.

Ben cited her cold treatment of the other contestants over the course of the season, the extent of which he says he did not realize until he watched the show on TV. Yes, he'd been warned by several bachelorettes about Courtney's behavior, but he said they never cited specific examples of her acting hurtful towards them.

Courtney, who was tearful at times during the special, said she felt abandoned by Ben, noting that he didn't send her any gifts on Valentine's Day. She said she currently doesn't have complete trust in him.

Speaking of trust, Ben adamantly denied reports that he cheated on Courtney, claiming that the women he allegedly wooed in San Francisco a few weeks ago were friends of his. He said the ubiquitous photos of Courtney trying on wedding dresses, taken late last month, were just her way of having some fun with the media.

So where do Ben and Courtney currently stand with one another? Well, they hardly acted like they were completely committed to one another, but Ben insisted that they're still engaged. To prove his point, he slipped the engagement ring back onto Courtney's finger.

The two-hour finale that preceded the After the Final Rose special documented the events that led to Ben's proposal.

Ben, Courtney and Lindzi were in Switzerland, where the previous Bachelor episode was also set. After meeting with Ben's mother and sister and receiving their approval, Courtney and Lindzi both had one-on-one dates with him on the mountainside.

Ben ultimately chose to eliminate Lindzi, telling her, "I'm in love with someone else."

That someone else was, of course, Courtney, to whom he proposed. He said, "I promised myself I wouldn't get down on one knee again unless I was certain it was forever. And I want to tell you that ... you are my forever."

Ben was still carrying the scars from the 2011 season of The Bachelorette, when he was rejected in the finale by Ashley Hebert. Ashley and her fiancé, J.P. Rosenbaum, appeared on Monday's After the Final Rose special, saying they are currently planning their wedding. Harrison offered to officiate the ceremony, and Ashley was amenable to the idea.

The next season of The Bachelorette, with single mom and former Bachelor star Emily Maynard in the title role, debuts May 14 on ABC.

Bachelor Pad returns later this year.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


‘The Bachelor’: Ben Flajnik Is Back, But Will He Find Love?

ABC/Matt Klitscher (NEW YORK) -- Who can forget the dramatic scene in last season’s finale of The Bachelorette when Ben Flajnik got down on one knee to propose to Ashley Hebert, only to be rejected and then have the moment play out in front of millions of television viewers?

“I didn’t know she was going to turn down my proposal. Obviously it didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to, but I’m glad that I’m here now in this position,” Flajnik, 29, said Monday on Good Morning America. “It’s hard to look at that in retrospect and have any kind of regret really because I’m glad I followed through with something for once in a relationship. It was a good learning experience.”

The Sonoma, Calif., winemaker is back on his feet and now has 25 women clamoring for his affection on the new season of ABC’s hit reality-TV show, The Bachelor. Still it took some reflection for Flajnik to put himself out there again, but there’s something about the setting and structure of the Bachelor franchise that “oddly” appeals to him.

“This forum oddly enough kind of works for me. I like the way you’re able to exercise your feelings, [you're] encouraged to get there quicker than you normally would,” he explained. “I thought long and hard about it but ultimately it was the right decision… I learned a lot about myself and pushed myself in ways that I never did before.”

This time, Flajnik is looking for a woman with “confidence, intelligence” and life experiences under her belt.

I want “someone who is worldly and … has experienced life,” Flajnik said. “At such a young age I’ve gone through so much—my father’s passing, I’ve been able to travel…I’ve had a lot of life lessons so that’s what I kind of look for in a counterpoint.”

So did he meet someone that could be the one? Flajnik’s lips are sealed of course, but he promises that fans will get their share of drama and fireworks this season.

“I think any time you combine 25 women vying for one man’s heart, there’s going to be drama, there’s going to be spice,” he said.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


ABC's 'The Bachelor' Returns Monday Night

ABC/MATT KLITSCHER(NEW YORK) -- The new season of The Bachelor begins Monday night on ABC.

This time, the "bachelor" is Ben Flajnik, a 29-year-old California winemaker who was the runner-up on the 2011 edition of The Bachelorette.  He popped the question to "bachelorette" Ashley Hebert, but she turned him down and accepted winner J.P. Rosenbaum's proposal instead.

The 16th season of The Bachelor gets underway with a two-hour season premiere that begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Here are the 25 women who will compete for Flajnik's roses:

* Amber B., 23, labor and delivery nurse, Port Coquitlam, Canada
* Amber T., 29, critical care nurse, Waverly, NE
* Anna, 25, student, Detroit, MI
* Blakeley, 34, VIP cocktail waitress, Charlotte, NC
* Brittney, 26, medical sales rep, Denver, CO
* Casey S., 26, trading clerk, Leawood, KS
* Courtney, 28, model, Santa Monica, CA
* Dianna, 30, non-profit director, San Gabriel, CA
* Elyse, 24, personal trainer, Chicago, IL
* Emily, 27, PhD student, Chapel Hill, NC
* Erika, 23, law student, Chicago, IL
* Holly, 34, pharmaceutical sales rep, Salyersville, KY
* Jaclyn, 27, advertising account manager, Newton, MA
* Jamie, 25, registered nurse, Dryden, NY
* Jenna, 27, blogger, New York City, NY
* Jennifer, 28, accountant, Oklahoma City, OK
* Kacie B., 24, administrative assistant, Clarksville, TN
* Lindzi C., 27, business development manager, Seattle, WA
* Lyndsie J., 29, Internet entrepreneur, Scottsdale, AZ
* Monica, 33, dental consultant, Salt Lake City, UT
* Nicki, 26, dental hygienist, Hurst, TX
* Rachel, 27, fashion sales rep., New York City, NY
* Samantha, 26, advertising account manager, Los Angeles, CA
* Shawn, 28, financial advisor, Phoenix, AZ
* Shira, actress, Los Angeles, CA

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Report: 'Bachelorette's' Ben Will Be the Next 'Bachelor' Star

ABC/MATT KLITSCHER(LOS ANGELES) -- The man who was dumped by The Bachelorette star Ashley Hebert on the season finale of the ABC series this summer may receive a second chance at TV love. Us Weekly reports Ben Flajnik, a California winemaker, will star on the 2012 season of The Bachelor.

Ashley chose J.P. Rosenbaum over Ben in The Bachelorette season finale. Ben reportedly went on a date with actress Jennifer Love Hewitt earlier this month.

A rep for The Bachelor would only tell People magazine that an announcement regarding the next "Bachelor" will be made during the Bachelor Pad season finale on September 12.

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