Bachelor Nation’s Courtney Robertson revealed her ex-fiancé Ben Flajnik’s stance on her probably becoming a member of Dancing With the Stars after The Bachelor.
Former The Bachelor winner Courtney Robertson revealed she was supplied a spot on one other in style ABC tv program, Dancing With the Stars, however she finally turned it down. Robertson, 38, featured on Season 16 of The Bachelor, throughout which she bought engaged to the season’s star, Ben Flajnik. Ben proposed to her in the course of the season finale, having supplied her the proposal and coveted last rose as a substitute of fan-favorite Lindzi Cox.
Things did not work out between the 2, nonetheless, and Ben and Courtney ended things a number of months after the season concluded. The pair’s messy cut up was well-documented through Courtney’s tell-all memoir, I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain. In the memoir, Robertson detailed the rocky nature of their relationship and disclosed what wasn’t seen to the general public eye, finally explaining why they broke up. Despite tensions working excessive and the connection souring between the pair, notably on the time of the release of Robertson’s memoir, Ben and Courtney have patched issues up and at the moment are cordial.
Per Us Weekly, Robertson made an look on the She’s All Bach Podcast, throughout which she alleged ABC had put forth a profitable provide to get her to join Dancing With The Stars. Robertson indicated she was within the community’s proposal however when requested whether or not Ben was on board along with her partaking within the dance competitors, she replied, “[Ben] was like ‘if you do it, you won’t have a fiancé.'” She later clarified that Flajnik was not the rationale she did not be a part of the present, fairly the solid was already largely established by the point she had been supplied a spot. Still, she made clear Flajnik was in no way eager on the considered her embarking on the Dancing With the Stars journey.
Robertson, an Arizona native, alleged the provide was price an preliminary $150,000, along with incentives for advancing within the competitors. “You make another, like, $30,000 or something [for advancing],” she mentioned. Courtney’s season of The Bachelor aired in 2012, and whereas she claimed she’s acquired different actuality TV affords along with the favored dance competitors, Dancing With the Stars was the one one she talked about by title, saying, “[DWTS] was one I would have loved to have done.” Ultimately nothing ever materialized in that regard, and whereas Ben’s assist of the concept was clearly nonexistent, Robertson insisted that her ex-fiancé wasn’t the rationale she did not settle for the community’s provide.
While Courtney took on the villain position throughout her time on The Bachelor, ABC was seemingly fond sufficient of her to carry her again in different capacities. After rejecting their alleged advances, nonetheless, it appears Courtney has moved on from tv. Robertson is now married to Humberto Preciado, with whom she tied the knot in 2020. The pair have one son, who was born in June of 2020, and lately introduced they’re anticipating one other baby, a daughter.
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