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May 25, 2015 0

Former Bachelor Ben Flajnik Was ‘Not Happy’ With Courtney Robertson’s Tell-All Book

Posted In: Ben Flajnik - Season 16, Celebrity Break-Ups, Celebrity News, Reality TV, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: Former Bachelor Ben Flajnik Was ‘Not Happy’ With Courtney Robertson’s Tell-All Book
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson. Photo: PRN / PRPhotos.com

By Katie Gray

This celebrity couple, who originally met on The Bachelor, are not living happily ever after. Though Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik did celebrate their celebrity engagement, they never made it down the aisle. Things post break-up got even worse when Robertson wrote a tell-all booked called I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villian. “The only backlash I got was from Ben himself,” said Robertson, according to UsMagazine.com. “I did hear from him. He was not happy. I got a couple of emails. I actually didn’t respond to his last email but I wish him well. He has moved on and I’ve moved on.”

This former Bachelor couple did not split amicably. What are some ways to reconcile after a bitter break-up?

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Mar 27, 2015 0

‘The Bachelor’ Winner Courtney Robertson Says Her ‘Reality TV Days Are Over’

Posted In: Ben Flajnik - Season 16, Celebrity News, Reality TV, Single Celebrities, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Bachelor’ Winner Courtney Robertson Says Her ‘Reality TV Days Are Over’
The Bachelor star Courtney Robertson is single. Photo: Billy Bennight / PR Photos

By Jessica DeRubbo

Former The Bachelor winner Courtney Robertson is single and ready to mingle! The contestant we used to love to hate has moved on since her celebrity break-up with Ben Flajnik on the reality TV show, and just recently got out of another relationship and love that stemmed from Tinder. According to UsMagazine.com, Robertson met a “normal guy,” Adam, on Tinder and they started dating right after they met. Now, though, she says, “I’m single and I’m happy. I have love in my life, and I have great people in my life. And I’m not rushing that part of my life.” She also said, “Ummm, I don’t think I’ll be back on Tinder anytime soon. I’ll just put it that way!”

This former Bachelor star found love on Tinder. What are some drawbacks to using Tinder to get dates?

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Jan 26, 2015 0

New Celebrity Couple: Courtney Robertson is Dating New Tinder Boyfriend

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Cupid's Pulse Article: New Celebrity Couple: Courtney Robertson is Dating New Tinder Boyfriend
The Bachelor star Courtney Robertson has a new boyfriend. Photo: Parisa/FameFlynet Pictures

By Katie Gray

There is a new celebrity couple in town. Model and former winner of The Bachelor, Courtney Robertson, has a new boyfriend, whom she met on Tinder. According to UsMagazine.com, a source said, “They went out for dinner and drinks on their first date. On their second date, they both deleted their Tinders. She adores him!” Another source shed light on how the duo met. It turns out the now couple unknowingly lived a mile apart from one another for years and believe they wouldn’t have met without the app.” This celebrity couple is very happy together.

New celebrity couples face the same challenges the rest of us face when it comes to finding a good match. How do you branch out in order to find a new love?

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Jan 12, 2015 0

The Worst ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelorette’ Breakups

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Bachelor and Bachelorette Breakups: Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi
Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi

Jake Pavelka thought Vienna Girardi would be his best chance at love when he knelt in front of her on 'The Bachelor' season 14 finale. But after a short engagement, the pilot decided it was over and broke the news to his fiancée over the phone! On a TV special, Pavelka accused her of cheating, while Girardi said he was obsessed with fame. Ouch! Photo: Bob Charlotte / PR Photos

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Jul 2, 2014 0

Celebrity Tell-All Authors

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Celebrity Tell-All Authors: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

Both of these lovely ladies have written books that give insight into the struggles they've had to face. The funny lady wrote about coming out in Hollywood and her career as an actress, host, and comedian, while her wife wrote about her journey to overcome anorexia and bulimia. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

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Jun 30, 2014 0

‘The Bachelor’ Winner Courtney Robertson Tells All In New Book About Love: “I Really Didn’t Hold Back!”

Posted In: Ben Flajnik - Season 16, Celebrity Interviews, Celebrity Videos, Love, Reality TV, The Bachelor, Videos

Interview by Lori Bizzoco. Video by Damian Kolodiy.

Everyone knows that with every episode of The Bachelor comes plenty of heartbreak and drama. However, one name has stood out during recent seasons: Courtney Robertson. Even though she was known as one of the most notorious villains of the franchise, Bachelor Ben Flajnik proposed to her at the end of season 16. Unfortunately, after the finale aired, the drama didn’t stop for Robertson. She and Flajnik split, and the celebrity dating rumors about the former contestant continued.

Courtney Robertson Talks About New Book About Love

In her new book about love I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain, the reality TV star reveals the whole story, including intimate details about life before, during, and after her time on The Bachelor. “I wrote this book for fans of the show,” she says in our celebrity video interview. “I really didn’t hold back. If it pertained to me finding a relationship and love and what led to me to go on the show, I put it in!”

Related Link: Can You Really Find Love on ‘The Bachelor’?

After the roller coaster of drama, Robertson is now “happily single,” focusing on her book, which she sees as her “labor of love,” and her modeling career. Of course, The Bachelor will always be a part of her life. She remains friends with former contestants and is enjoying this season of The Bachelorette (she thinks Josh is “pretty cute!”). Fans can also catch her on a future episode of Untold With Maria Menounos where she’ll spill even more behind-the-scenes reality TV secrets.

You can purchase I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends on Amazon or at your local bookstore.

Update: The paperback version of I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends is available from Dey Street Books as of January 6, 2015 for $15.99. Buy it now!

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Oct 1, 2013 1

‘The Bachelor’ Winner Courtney Robertson Lands Tell-All Book Deal

Posted In: Ben Flajnik - Season 16, Celebrity News, Reality TV, Single Celebrities, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Bachelor’ Winner Courtney Robertson Lands Tell-All Book Deal
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson. Photo: Parisa/FameFlynet Pictures

By April Littleton

The Bachelor Season 16 winner is once again making headlines. Courtney Robertson, now a celebrity author, has landed a book deal with the title I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villian. “Going on The Bachelor was the most amazing opportunity I’ve ever had but I did not have a fairy tale ending!”Robertson told UsMagazine.com. The 30-year-old ended her celebrity relationship with Ben Flajnik October 2012.

Courtney Robertson decided to do something positive when it came to dealing with her celebrity break-up from ‘The Bachelor’ Ben Flajnik What are some creative ways you can get over a break-up without being revengeful?

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Oct 16, 2012 1

‘Bachelor’ Winner Courtney Robertson Makes Out with ‘Bachelorette’ Runner-Up Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Posted In: Ben Flajnik - Season 16, Celebrity Break-Ups, Celebrity News, Reality TV, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor’ Winner Courtney Robertson Makes Out with ‘Bachelorette’ Runner-Up Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Courtney Robertson and Arie Luyendyk Jr. with Jef Holm. Photo: Billy Bennight / PR Photos; Koi Sojer / PR Photos

By Nicole Weintraub

Rumor has it that Courtney Robertson shared a smooch with Arie Luyendyk just after ending her engagement to Ben Flajnik a week ago, according to People. Robertson ended her engagement to Bachelor star Flajnik who confirmed it on Friday, though no details have been shared regarding the split. Regardless, the Bachelor winner locked lips with Bachelorette runner-up Luyendyk. It seems that Robertson is keeping it within the same franchise. Her former fiancé seemed bewildered regarding the turn of events. Robertson and Luyendyk went out for a dinner date that ended off with a goodnight kiss at the same restaurant that Robertson went to with her former fiancé during her home visit on the television show.

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Oct 12, 2012 0

Courtney Robertson Speaks Out About Split with Ben Flajnik

Posted In: Ben Flajnik - Season 16, Celebrity Break-Ups, Celebrity News, Reality TV, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: Courtney Robertson Speaks Out About Split with Ben Flajnik
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson. Photo: PRN / PRPhotos.com

By Jennifer Ross

The two ‘Bachelor’ Season 16 lovebirds, Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson have finally admitted to calling it quits. Courtney removed her engagement ring, and decided to speak out via Twitter. The Bachelor winner had brief and positive words to say regarding their break up, which Flajnik, 28, confirmed on October 5. “Thank you all so much for the kind words and for believing in us,” the model tweeted. Her ex-fiancé also tweeted his thanks as well, saying he is “blessed to have amazing friends/fam.” Even before the official split, the two had admitted to wanting to take a break before getting married. They had concerns that they may have been moving too fast due to public pressure. It appears that their instincts were correct.

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Oct 11, 2012 0

Courtney Roberton Is Spotted Without Engagement Ring

Posted In: Ben Flajnik - Season 16, Celebrity Break-Ups, Celebrity News, Reality TV, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: Courtney Roberton Is Spotted Without Engagement Ring
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson. Photo: Parisa/FameFlynet Pictures

By Jennifer Ross

Nothing spells a breakup any clearer than when a woman takes off her engagement ring, as is the case with Bachelor couple Ben Flajnik and his ex-fiancée Courtney Robertson. This Monday, Robertson, 29, was spotted out wearing workout gear minus an engagement ring just a mere few days after Flajnik, 30, had confirmed to People that the two had split up. As if this was not enough confirmation, Flajnik then posted online, “Welp, another weekend ahead and there is so much going on in San Francisco. I can’t even begin to tell you how crazy of a weekend it’s going to be.” Will Flajnik be the next second-time Bachelor? Stay tuned.

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Oct 10, 2012 0

‘Bachelor’ Stars Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson Call It Quits

Posted In: Ben Flajnik - Season 16, Celebrity Break-Ups, Celebrity News, Reality TV, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor’ Stars Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson Call It Quits
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson. Photo: PRN / PRPhotos.com

By Nic Baird

Ben Flajnik, the Bachelor from the show’s 16th season, and his final rose recipient, Courtney Robertson, have ended their eleven month relationship, according to UsMagazine.com. The couple explored Baker Beach, San Francisco in August, and Flajnik even commented on Twitter that it’d be an ideal location for their wedding ceremony. The pair seemed in love this summer, despite Flajnik’s rumored indiscretions four months after their November 2011 engagement. Before this recent split, the California winemaker’s proposal to Bachelorette Ashley Herbert was turned down in favor of competitor J.P. Rosenbaum.

How do you know when it’s time to call it quits?

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Apr 10, 2012 2

‘Bachelor’ Star Ben Flajnik Heads to Vegas Without Courtney

Posted In: Ben Flajnik - Season 16, Celebrity Break-Ups, Celebrity News, Reality TV, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor’ Star Ben Flajnik Heads to Vegas Without Courtney
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson. Photo: PRN / PRPhotos.com

The Bachelor star Ben Flajnik didn’t seem to have any problems enjoying his stay in Las Vegas without his fiance Courtney Robertson while on a business trip.  According to People, the former bachelor spent one night drinking and talking wine with the patrons of Joe’s Stone Crab, and even played wingman for one of his buddies.  He spent another night at the Criss Angel Believe show enjoying popcorn and cocktails with two of his business partners, and they even got to go back stage and meet Criss Angel after the show.

How do you deal with your partner partying without you?

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Mar 20, 2012 2

‘Bachelor’ Couple Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson Step Out for the First Time

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Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor’ Couple Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson Step Out for the First Time
Ben Fajnik and Courtney Robertson. Photo courtesy of Instagram/Ben Flajnik.

It’s been over a week since Bachelor, Ben Flajnik gave out the final rose and made his big proposal to Courtney Robertson.  Since then, they’ve finally been able to make their first public outing together as a couple.  Flajnik uploaded a picture to instagram of the two, captioning it “1st pic out in public.”  They were spotted having dinner with two other guests in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco and an onlooker told UsMagazine.com, “She was wearing her ring and they looked cozy.”  But it took a lot for the couple to get to this point, for only three months after the engagement, Flajnik dumped Robertson and was soon after accused of cheating, being spotted with three females he later referred to as just “old friends.”  Hopefully that rough patch in their relationship is over, and they are able to move forward with their engagement.

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Mar 16, 2012 3

Rumor: Did ‘Bachelor’ Ben Flajnik Cheat on Courtney After Their Engagement?

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Rumor: Did ‘Bachelor’ Ben Flajnik Cheat on Courtney After Their Engagement?
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson. Photo: PRN / PRPhotos.com

Although they got engaged in Switzerland last November, things have been questionable between The Bachelor‘s Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson.  In the show’s After the Final Rose episode, Chris Harrison asked the duo about cheating rumors which have been circulating about Flajnik.  Although Flajnik ultimately denied the rumors, according to UsMagazine.com, there’s indisputable evidence in the form of three photos catching him in the act.  The photos supposedly prove that he’s had “more than friend” relations with at least three women since being engaged to Robertson.  One insider says, “Ben did not seem to care who saw him, considering his status on a prime-time reality show about finding true love.”  Perhaps the truth will come out soon!

How do you confront your partner about cheating rumors?

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Mar 15, 2012 2

Ben Flajnik Proposes Marriage on ‘The Bachelor’

Posted In: Ben Flajnik - Season 16, Celebrity News, Celebrity Weddings, Reality TV, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: Ben Flajnik Proposes Marriage on ‘The Bachelor’
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson. Photo: PRN / PRPhotos.com

Ben Flajnik has had quite a season on The Bachelor, but he’s finally found a forever love in Courtney Robertson.  According to People, Flajnik said he was “not sure how this is going to end” before Monday’s Finale.  But, it ended in heartbreak for other finale contestant, Lindzi Cox.  Flajnik and Robertson, however, intend to be happy together after saying “I do” despite the reported cattiness of Robertson on the show.  Of the ring, Robertson said, “God, this ring is heavy!”

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Mar 14, 2012 2

‘The Bachelor’ Season 16 Finale: Jesse Csincsak Discuss Ben Flajnik’s Decision to Choose Courtney Robertson

Posted In: Ben Flajnik - Season 16, Reality TV, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Bachelor’ Season 16 Finale: Jesse Csincsak Discuss Ben Flajnik’s Decision to Choose Courtney Robertson
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson. Photo: ABC

By Steven Zangrillo

Matterhorn Madness! It was the ending we saw coming. Courtney Robertson got her ring. America groaned. Life went on.

And so, we’ve come to the conclusion of the 16th season of The Bachelor. While it would be difficult to attach superlatives like “best” to the rhetorical descriptive of this season, “most weird” would definitely be a fine way to describe it. This season was beyond weird. Aside from the usual batch of girls who didn’t quite make the cut, we saw a strange dynamic develop between Ben Flajnik, CourtneyRobertson and Lindzi Cox. You would imagine that, at first glance, Lindzi would be the runaway favorite. A girl like Courtney, who chafes and bothers everyone she’s in the same room with, shouldn’t have made the cut. Lindzi is a self-made, sharp, talented professional who sustains and supports herself. However, Courtney is, ahem, a skinny dipping model. Unfortunately, for America that’s what Ben seemed to be looking for in a wife. Lindzi was sent packing.  Ben worried that the feelings “wouldn’t last a lifetime.” These are the ebbs and flows of The Bachelor. Below, Jesse gives his take on Ben’s big decision and whether he flubbed it, or not.

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Mar 5, 2012 2

‘The Bachelor’ Winner Courtney Says She Tried Hard to be Nice to the Other Women

Posted In: Ben Flajnik - Season 16, Celebrity Dating, Celebrity News, Reality TV, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Bachelor’ Winner Courtney Says She Tried Hard to be Nice to the Other Women
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson. Photo: ABC

On last Monday’s all new episode of The Bachelor, Courtney Robertson realized that Ben Flajnik was having his doubts about her because of the way she’s been acting with the other girls.  Robertson was quick to pull Flajnik for some one-on-one time in Switzerland to explain herself.  In high hopes of gaining his full trust back, she desperately told him, “I’d say something and they’d jump on me.  I had my guard up.”  Little does Flajnik know, there’s a lot more she said to her cast members that he wouldn’t be so happy about.

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Feb 29, 2012 10

‘The Bachelor’ Season 16 Episode 9: Ann and Jesse Csincsak Discuss Ben’s Final Dates in Switzerland

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Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Bachelor’ Season 16 Episode 9: Ann and Jesse Csincsak Discuss Ben’s Final Dates in Switzerland
Lindzi Cox, Kacie Boguskie, and Courtney Robertson. Photo courtesy of ABC.

By Lori Bizzoco

On this week’s episode of The Bachelor, it was time for Ben Flajnik to narrow the girls down to two.  The scene for the infamous one-on-one fantasy suite dates was set in Switzerland where Nicki, Lindzi and Courtney had the opportunity to get some alone time with Ben.  In the middle of it all, was an unexpected twist.  Kacie B. decided to return.  She timidly knocked on Ben’s hotel room door and wanted him to give her a reason why he let her go. His reasoning being simply because they were “world’s apart.”  Personally, we didn’t think he could muster up the courage to say that her parents were too old-fashioned for his taste (e.g., they were opposed to having their daughter move in with him before she was married).  Kacie then continued the conversation by letting Ben know that Courtney was up to no good and could break his heart.  This all happened directly following Ben’s one-on-one talk with Courtney about this very issue.  Nevertheless, when it came to the final rose ceremony it wasn’t Courtney being sent home; it was Nicki.  Sometimes, a man has to do, what a man has to do.  And, then there were two!  As if we didn’t know who was “winning!”   Here’s a look at the weekly Q&A from your resident Bachelor Couple, Ann and Jesse Csincsak:

1. Overall, what did you think of tonight’s episode? What was your favorite part?

Jesse: It’s was very uneventful!  I was glad to see Kacie come back; it made it a little more interesting.

Ann: I enjoy watching the show more towards the end because you’re a little more invested in the girls and who goes home and who stays. In the beginning, I don’t care as much about who gets cut!

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Feb 27, 2012 4

Courtney Stages a Fake Wedding for Ben Flajnik on ‘The Bachelor’

Posted In: Ben Flajnik - Season 16, Celebrity Dating, Celebrity News, Reality TV, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: Courtney Stages a Fake Wedding for Ben Flajnik on ‘The Bachelor’
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson. Photo: PRN / PRPhotos.com

Courtney Robertson’s fake wedding vows on The Bachelor may have been sweet music to Ben Flajnik’s ears but it seemed to be a bit too familiar to Sex and the City aficionados.  Complete with a stand-in officiant, Robertson set up a mock wedding in a local park of her hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona during her hometown date.  While wheedling Flajnik into writing original vows, the model repeated the same vows as the Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker.  “I’m looking for love.  Real, passionate, can’t-live-without-each-other-love.  When I look at you from across the room, I know that the key to your happiness is the key to mine.  Ben, I want to love you and treat you right.  Every day and every night,” Robertson told him.  “I hope you know I’m 100% ready for marriage and so happy I found you.  I want you to know that I’m in love with you.”

Forget the mock ceremony, let’s begin with whether or not a woman should propose to a man!

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Feb 21, 2012 3

‘The Bachelor’ Season 16 Episode 8: Ann and Jesse Csincsak Discuss Hometown Dates (Three Girls and a Wedding)

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Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Bachelor’ Season 16 Episode 8: Ann and Jesse Csincsak Discuss Hometown Dates (Three Girls and a Wedding)
Jesse and Ann Csincsak. Photo: PRN / PR Photos

By Lori Bizzoco

This week on The Bachelor Season 16 with Ben Flajnik, we were taken to the horse country, the Bible Belt, a Texas-style dress-up party and a mock wedding.  Yes, three women and a wedding.  Lindzi got to show Ben what it was like to race horses, ride horses and grow up with horses all around her.  She said she rode before she even walked.  Nikki’s fun-loving spirit led Ben into a Texan cowboy store where they both bought hats and boots and sported being a Texan all day.  Ben said it was something that he always wanted to do.  Courtney invited Ben not only to meet her family but to meet his future wife (her) in a full-course wedding with an officiant and all.  They exchanged vows in what some Twitter followers say was a rip-off of Sex and the City.  Overall, the parents seemed down-to-earth and warm towards Ben.  However, the one family that didn’t welcome him as easily was Kacie B.  Unfortunately, their traditional values and lack of alcohol consumption (after all, Ben is a wine maker) probably got in the way of his feelings for her.  At the end of the episode, she was the one who was sent packing.

Here’s this week’s Q&A commentary from Ann and Jesse Csincsak:

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Feb 15, 2012 3

‘The Bachelor’ Season 16 Episode 7: Ann and Jesse Csincsak Weigh in on Ben Flajnik’s Ladies in Belize

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Welcome to Belize.   This week’s episode of ‘The Bachelor’ had quite a few break downs.  Lindzi gets a Blue Lagoon type date with Ben and they spend their date hunting for food caveman style.  They end the date by writing a fairy tale love note, putting it in a bottle and sending it out to sea (cheesy).  Nikki has break down #1 complaining that she needs a one-on-one with Ben.

Breakdown #2 was in full swing by Courtney after she becomes enraged at her ‘boyfriend’ for betraying her by giving Emily a date card.  Unfortunately for Emily, there was absolutely no on-air chemistry between them although viewers had to witness their disgusting display of tongue action (gross)!

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Feb 7, 2012 22

‘The Bachelor’ Season 16, Episode 6: Ann and Jesse Csincsak Weigh in on Awkward Kissing Scene and Serial Nudist Courtney

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Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Bachelor’ Season 16, Episode 6: Ann and Jesse Csincsak Weigh in on Awkward Kissing Scene and Serial Nudist Courtney
Ben Flajnik and the ladies on 'The Bachelor.' Photo: ABC

By Lori Bizzoco and Steven Zangrillo

Welcome to Panama.  This season of ‘The Bachelor’ has taken a turn for the… weird.  First, we have serial nudist Courtney Robertson who continues to use her body to command Ben’s attention.  While on the other end of the sexual spectrum, we have prude-gone-wild Jamie who gives full on kissing instructions to Ben.  And, somewhere caught in the middle is Blakely who during the two-on-one date with Rachel, reveals an over-the-top visual board to Ben fantasizing the non-existent romance she was having with him.  Jamie and Blakeley were sent packing.

The one-on-one date was with Kacie B., who Ben took to a  private island (surprise!).  Over the course of the date Kacie divulges that she once had an eating disorder.  Opening up to Ben gets her a rose.  On the group date, the girls are taken a tribal village in Panama. The girls all don traditional Panamanian tribal wear – over their bikinis. Courtney, however, decided that beads alone would do the job.  Ben didn’t look so upset about it.  However, Lindzi was the one receiving the rose much to Courtney’s dismay.

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Feb 1, 2012 8

‘The Bachelor’ Season 16 Episode 5: Ann and Jesse Csincsak Talk Skinny Dipping, Ball Playing, ‘Sick of Being Single’ Bachelorettes

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Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Bachelor’ Season 16 Episode 5: Ann and Jesse Csincsak Talk Skinny Dipping, Ball Playing, ‘Sick of Being Single’ Bachelorettes
Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik. Photo: ABC

By Lori Bizzoco

The drama shifted to Puerto Rico this week, where Ben and the remaining ladies visited the island of Vieques.  Nicki got the first date, but with a downpour of rain and no umbrellas, the duo was forced to do some shopping for “authentic” and dry Puerto Rican threads.  Ben gave Nicki a rose that evening.

For the group date, Ben took the ladies to the historic Roberto Clemente Stadium where they were divided into two teams and went head-to-head in a baseball game.  The winning team would enjoy a wonderful beach party with Ben.  Kacie B.’s team won and she got the group rose that night but directly following it, Courtney stole Ben at fourth base with some baseball playing of her own.

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Jan 24, 2012 3

‘The Bachelor’ Season 16, Episode 4: Ann and Jesse Csincsak Give Emily Dating Advice

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Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Bachelor’ Season 16, Episode 4: Ann and Jesse Csincsak Give Emily Dating Advice
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson. Photo: ABC

Drama continues in Park City, Utah where Rachel had the first one-on-one date with Ben and got Rose 1.  Then came the group date where the girls rode on horseback through the woods, and spent an afternoon fly fishing.  Ben was testing their ability to be in the country and in a group setting.  Unfortunately for some (Samantha Levey), it didn’t work out in her favor.  Tensions mounted when Courtney Robertson pulled Ben away and actually caught a fish in the process!  Then, she stole Ben again and told him that she needed reassurance where she won his heart and got Rose 2.  While she was gloating, Samantha was told by Ben that she was too “emotional” and he sent her packing before the Rose Ceremony.   The last date and final rose went to the shy and reserved Jennifer Fritsch (then again, Ben did vote her best kisser).  On their one-on-one, the new Bennifer plummeted into a 300 foot crater together.  After it was over, they ran through pouring rain to an outdoor concert by country singer, Clay Walker and she was given date Rose 3.  With Samantha already gone, there was only one more person to eliminate that evening.  Say good-bye to Monica Spannbauer.  And then there were 12.

1. What are your initial thoughts about Rachel? 

Jesse: I think Rachel is down to earth; she really seemed to like the lake and canoe date.  I think it’s pretty rad that she is normal and can enjoy the simple stuff.

Ann: My initial thoughts were: I love her bangs.  But passed that, I haven’t seen or heard enough from her to form an opinion.  I have barely noticed a lot of the girls this season, because they either don’t talk very much, or they are going to be cut early on, so the producers aren’t showing them too often.

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