'Bachelor' Host Admits Ben Flajnik And Courtney Robertson May Not Last

Tue, March 13, 2012 10:07am EDT by 3 Comments
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Like the rest of us, Chris Harrison questions whether Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson’s relationship has what it takes to make it.

Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson aren’t the only ones unsure of how their relationship will pan out. After an emotional After the Final Rose episode, Chris Harrison took to his EW.com blog to discuss his own uncertainty. “Now the question I’ll get asked over and over is, ‘Will they last?’  In truth, I don’t know,” he admitted. “The two of them did break up in the middle of all of this, and they seemed to be in two different places as we brought them together for the interview.”

For the first time ever in Bachelor history, Chris said that he didn’t know which direction the hourlong special would go given Ben and Courtney’s rocky relationship status. “I usually have a very good idea and plan of what will happen on these shows, but this was very different, and there was a sense of excitement to that,” he said.

Originally, Chris had planned to planned to bring Bachelor runner-up Lindzi Cox onto the stage to discuss the finale, however he chose not to because of the controversy and drama surrounding Ben’s decision and his current relationship with Courtney. “As I told the audience right before we taped the show, we weren’t exactly sure what was going to happen between Ben and Courtney,” Chris revealed. “Once I did the emotional interviews with Ben, then Courtney, and then the two of them together, it just didn’t make sense to go back and then start talking about Lindzi.”

Despite the hurdles Ben and Courtney have faced in their relationship thus far, Chris maintains that what happens from here on out is up to them. “I told them it’s now their decision on how they write the rest of their love story,” he said. “Call me a silly optimist, but I hope they not only survive, I hope they find happiness together.”

What do you think about what Chris said? Are you rooting for Ben and Courtney?

Jennifer Kamm

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