Bachelor Ben Flajnik Picks Courtney Robertson!
Despite her less-than-becoming behavior throughout the season and warnings from other contestants, Ben Flajnik got down on bended knee and proposed to model Courtney Robertson on Monday’s controversial Bachelor finale.
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“What a journey, it’s been an incredible road getting to this point with you through all the ups and downs we’ve encountered, real signs of what could be. from our first date in Sonoma when I felt like we were on this same path, wavelengths of sorts, where we kind of understood each other,” the 29-year-old San Francisco winemaker told Robertson, 28, before presenting her with a Neil Lane engagement ring on a snowcapped mountain in Zermatt, Switzerland.
VIDEO: Watch Ben’s final date with Courtney
“But, I promised myself that I wouldn’t get down on one knee again unless I was certain that it was forever. And I want to tell you that you are my forever. I have waited a really long time to tell you that I am in love with you more than you will ever know and this whole experience and journey has been worth it every step of the way,” he continued as an ecstatic Robertson, who was clad in a black Alberto Makali design with an embellished neckline and elbow-length leather gloves, accepted his proposal.
“You’re an incredible woman” Flajnik said to his bride-to-be, who beat out Lindzi Cox for the final rose.
VIDEO: Courtney coxes Ben Flajnik into writing his own vows
For Flajnik’s final date with Robertson, he took her on a romantic helicopter ride above The Matterhorn in Switzerland. Once the lovebirds arrive at their destination, they flirt by making snow angels and going tobogganing.
However, things aren’t looking as rosy for the duo right now.
According to an insider, during the after the Final Rose episode, Robertson tearfully revealed that her fiance abruptly dumped her three months after his proposal (which was shot in November), then reconciled with her just as Us Weekly caught him stepping out with three ladies.
VIDEO: Ben and Courtney go skinny dipping
Flajnik then swore on his father’s grave that he was just kissing “old friends,” but insiders say he only met the women in February and is still texting one of them.
However, Flajnik now insists that he wants to make the romance work: “In the last couple of weeks we’ve been able to talk.”
For now, the engagement is still on, and by episode’s end he presented her with a new ring, claiming he bought it after producers confiscated the original.
“I’m going to be there for you forever,” Flajnik vowed.
Tell Us: do you think Ben and Courtney will stay together this time?