Ben and Courtney are still together after “The Bachelor” 2012, but when they appeared on “After the Final Rose,” viewers learned some of what the tabloids reported was true. They did split up once, but in a new interview with Wetpaint, Courtney Robertson said Ben Flajnik has always had faith in her.
“After everything that was shown on TV and said about me, he stuck by me,” Courtney said about Ben. “He didn’t walk away. He trusted and believed in the real me. I can’t tell you how much that meant. So yeah, I’m definitely giving him that trust right back.“
This sounds like a totally different person than the one millions heard say she felt “abandoned” and felt she couldn’t “trust” her fiance because they broke up briefly while “The Bachelor” was airing. Ben said in a separate interview that he was guilty of letting the pressure get to him of letting her go. In the meantime, photos were taken of Ben with other women. How did she feel about those? They were just friends, she said. She has a lot of male friends herself and said Ben wasn’t careful enough.
“Ben just didn’t have his guard up the way I did,” Courtney said. “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.”
Courtney admits she wasn’t happy about the images that came out on a magazine cover, but believes Ben when he tells her he didn’t cheat.
On the family side of things, Ben’s fiancee is getting along well with his sister, Julia, and his mother. She said when the show exposed her less than flattering behavior it was Julia that helped her get through it all.
Is the slate clean for Ben and Courtney to start over? By summer, Courtney hopes to move to San Francisco because she and Ben don’t want a long-distance relationship for too long. She currently lives in Santa Monica, so commuting is a bit of a hassle.
Courtney added that things are definitely easier since “The Bachelor” ended. She said people actually come up to both of them now and offer words of encouragement. It must be a relief not having the world see your worst qualities on a TV screen Monday nights anymore.