The Bachelor Ben Flajnik has certainly been the target of plenty of buzz, some criticism and, of course, all those final rose predictions. But one of his top two love interests on the hit ABC show, Courtney Robertson, certainly had some explaining to do, too, on Monday night's "Women Tell All" special. While Flajnik has long been rumored to get down on one knee and propose to Robertson come finale time, (not to mention those reports that the couple is still together several months later), a few experts are calling foul on any trace of romance remaining between the would-be couple. And they're basing it all on Robertson's verbal cues!
The definitive villain of this season and the girl who the other girls loved to hate, Courtney Robertson, certainly has a way with words and apparently with men. Prior to Ben Flajnik, she's been linked to a few bold names (ahem, Jesse Metcalfe), but she's also been accused of her manipulative and fame-seeking, rather than love-searching ways. So did she really mess up on the "Women Tell All" and secretly admit that she and the Bachelor are no longer an item -- that is, if they ever were one after the cameras stopped rolling.
New York Times best-selling author and founder of The Quantum Success Coaching Academy Christy Whitman revealed to Hollywood Life: "Courtney slipped on last night's 'Tell All' episode by saying, 'I cared for him' and then tried to cover up by quickly adding, 'I still do.' She gave it away that she is no longer with Ben." Her colleague and co-author Rebecca Grado agreed, admitting, "I caught the Courtney slip too!"
But could those four little words uttered by Courtney Robertson and her initial use of past rather than present tense really be an adequate indicator of the current status of her and Ben Flajnik's relationship, or rather the lack thereof. Has all love been lost?! Perhaps the 28-year-old model really just misspoke. After all, she had to be feeling the heat and the pressure from the wrath of all those other women.
Then again, if one were to believe some of the stories flying around, specifically those of the Bachelor getting cozy with a handful of different women, then maybe these two authors have a point!