It sounds like Ben is finally realizing that Courtney was more into winning the competition than falling in love with him while they were filming ‘The Bachelor.’
Ben Flajnik seems completely whipped by cunning Courtney Robertson on this season of The Bachelor. On air, he’s falling hard for her, but he doesn’t see her manipulative ways. Now, after watching the Jan. 23 episode, Ben seems to be starting to realize that Courtney isn’t who she pretended to be while filming.
“One thing I was completely oblivious to was Courtney causing such a stir with the other women,” Ben writes in his personal People.com blog. “I thought that she was just making the most of her moments with me. It’s really hard to not let your mind get caught up in ‘Do I really know that this person is being sincere?'”
At the time Ben was filming episode four, he thought Courtney was being sincere. But now, he seems to be questioning her motives. “I tried to give everyone the benefit of the doubt,” he explains. “I tried not to go into this experience with the fear that I was getting played, but I will say that if I let myself go there, it’s a common fear in any relationship. Am I seeing the real side to this person?”
“While I was feeling all these positive thoughts, little did I know there was a big blowout between Emily and Courtney happening, which again makes me wonder what was I not really seeing in some of the women,” continues Ben. “It’s really hard to navigate this process, especially when I don’t see what is going on between the ladies when I’m not in the room.”
Ben is reportedly secretly engaged to Courtney right now — and it sounds like he may be reevaluating their relationship at this point entirely. “Even though there was drama amongst the women, I decided to rely on my own intuitions and make up my mind for myself,” he shares. “Whether or not this was the right decision, I don’t know, it still remains to be seen.”
BFFs — after watching the Jan. 23 episode, do you think Ben is catching on that Courtney is more in love with winning than him?
– Lindsey DiMattina
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