The last few weeks have been a trying, if not rocky, time for Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson, the latest protagonist of ABC's The Bachelor and his vilified fiancée. Flajnik and Robertson's on-screen courtship culminated last week with a proposal during the season finale, confirming what fans of the show learned in February when a leak revealed the news.
"I want to tell you that you are my forever," Flajnik told Robertson during the proposal. "I have waited a really long time to tell you that I am in love with you more than you will ever know and this whole experience and journey has been worth it every step of the way."
Those steps continued into the show's requisite "After the Final Rose" episode, when Robertson told cameras that Flajnik had dumped her three months after proposing. But, as reality TV would have it, the couple seem to have reconciled, because photographers caught Robertson trying on wedding gowns earlier this month at Mark Zunino's Beverly Hills showroom—and, adding to the proof of their reconciliation, Flajnik posted this "1st pic out in public" (above) to his Instagram page last Saturday when the couple spent a night out in San Fransico.
—Phillip B. Crook