Ben just can’t see that Courtney is lying to him.
No matter how much the other women warn Ben Flajnik that Courtney Robertson is playing him, he is still falling madly in love with her. During the Feb. 13 episode of The Bachelor, Ben had a serious conversation with Courtney about her intentions after Kacie Boguskie and Nicki Sterling hinted that Courtney was lying to him. But Courtney tricked Ben into giving her another rose. And in his People.com blog, Ben gushes about how much he cares for Courtney.
“I still feel great about Courtney because when I’m with her, I feel really connected to her,” Ben writes.
Their one-on-one date was monumental. “As we walked through the tall trees I felt at home, both in Belize and with Courtney,” he notes. “Unfortunately, with her problems back at the house with the other girls, we had a very different conversation than what I was expecting.”
Courtney told him that she had lost the “spark” with Ben. “I was startled to hear that Courtney had been through so much and to think that she had taken such steps back, emotionally,” he recalls. “I wanted to let her know how I felt and that nothing had changed for me and that I had held on to every moment. Thankfully, our conversation brought us right back to where we wanted to be, and as we climbed the steps to the top of the ruins, I felt a new sense of hope. Here I was, standing amongst the clouds with an amazing woman.”
“I know it’s been hard for Courtney, and to be honest, I’m not sure this was the best environment for her,” Ben explains. “My feelings for Courtney are strong and I don’t want to let external forces get in the way.”
But Ben still felt the pressure to corner Courtney before the rose ceremony to make sure that she cared for him too. “It’s amazing to see how deeply the women felt about their dislike for Courtney, and it’s equally amazing not to see any of that coming through in her actions with me,” he says. “It was a lot to consider, but my conversation with Courtney at the rose ceremony reaffirmed that I have to … focus on the way she is when she’s with me.”
BFFs — do you think Ben should have given Courtney another rose?
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