It's true Bachelor fans. Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson have split. No need to say 'I told you so.' According to reports, Courtney is devastated over the break-up and wants to rekindle with her former fiancee. Although the couple says that the split was mutual. Courtney's dad, Rick Robertson, reportedly says otherwise. "Ben's controlling personality ultimately killed the relationship," Rick Robertson tells a magazine.
Here's what they said in their joint statement to In Touch Magazine:
“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 … 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.”
After their on-air engagement, the couple was familiar with tabloid speculation. In January, Star Magazine accused Courtney of cheating on Ben with her ex-boyfriend (Desperate Housewives actor, Jesse Metcalfe). The couple denied cheating allegation and Courtney's father agreed. "Anyone who knows and loves Courtney, or anyone who is a friend of hers, knows this story is completely wrong," says Rick. "It's just not true at all. As a parent, it's painful and hurtful to hear a story like this. She's not that sort of person. She's a great girl."
Where are Ben and Courtney now? Apparently, Courtney has moved out of their home together, given back her $85,00 Neil Lane ring, and trying to get her life back on track. Are you upset this Bachelor couple has split? Do you think Courtney Robertson should be the next Bachelorette?