October 05, 2012 01:57 PM by Megan Wilson
Welcome to Dunzo-land, ladies and gentleman. We’re welcoming two newcomers to the pack. Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson become the next relationship nosedive to be attributed to The Bachelor. After a nine month relationship which even included many a woman’s dream- a televised engagement, the couple came forward and announced that they were breaking up. The couple gave an exclusive today, explaining the reasons they’ve decided to call it quits. (Cue sad music…)
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson confirm, “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.”
The couple only recently discussed moving in together in San Francisco, but it seems that moving in together was the straw the broke the camel’s back-or the bachelor’s back. Earlier in the year, the couple announced that they were going to move out of the home they shared, admitting that the relationship was moving too fast for Courtney. They wanted to focus on getting to know each other again by taking their relationship back to the dating level. (Which, really, in all honesty, we saw this coming, didn’t we?)
Courtney also states that she originally had hopes for a family in the near future, but believes that this is the best decision for each of them at this point.
“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.”
This exclusive was brought to you by In Touch.
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