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Originally posted 06/18/2014 04:05PM
Courtney Robertson's new tell-all, most obviously titled I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends, is a lot like what you might imagine a fantasy suite on The Bachelor to be: chock-full of sex and, well, kinda dirty.
Arguably the most vilified Bachelor contestant in franchise history, Robertson defends herself and her failed relationship with Ben Flajnik in the book, and provides enough juicy behind-the-scenes details from her experience on the show to satisfy even devout fans in Bachelor Nation. And anyone curious about what happened after the cameras stopped rolling.
It's risqué, there's more than a little TMI, and you'll never look at Adrian Grenier the same way.
Flajnik's take on the book? "It's sad. A new low, even for Courtney," he tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I don't see why she would choose to have people look at her the way she has portrayed herself. I am in a really great place in life and don't have any interest in reliving the nightmare."
We gamely took on the task of narrowing down the best bits of this shameless page-turner to five of our favorites …
Originally posted 12/04/2013 09:55AM
Together – again.
Only days after she was photographed kissing estranged husband Bruce Jenner on the cheek after a holiday weekend movie with her mom in Calabasas, Calif., Kris Jenner posted an Instagram photo of herself getting silly with close pal Ben Flajnik during dinner at Nobu in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Posing with pouting duck lips, Jenner, 58, was joined in the group photo by her girlfriend, entrepreneur Liz Heinlein. She captioned her shot of the threesome: "Date night with Ben and Liz."
Originally posted 11/26/2013 08:00AM
The Bachelor's Ben Flajnik enjoys driving Kris Jenner's Bentley, but don't get the idea that they are anything more than just friends.
"I happened to be in L.A. and I didn't have a car, so she let me borrow hers. She wasn't even there. Her assistant opened up the garage and just said, 'Pick one,' " Flajnik tells PEOPLE about recently being photographed leaving Jenner's Calabasas home behind the wheel of her car.
The photos – in addition to those of Jenner and Flajnik together at Flajnik's winery and on a vacation in Mexico – have fueled another round of reports that the tech mogul and momager are secretly having an affair, but Flanik says his relationship with Jenner is strictly professional.
Originally posted 10/27/2013 04:00PM
Is Kris Jenner keeping up with a new paramour?
Rumors have swirled that the newly single Kardashian matriarch, who recently split with Bruce Jenner, is dating Bachelor star Ben Flajnik after the two were spotted together multiple times.
But the 30-year-old Flajnik, who is 27 years Jenner's junior, is having none of that: He spoke to PEOPLE to set the record straight.
Originally posted 04/05/2013 09:00AM
They were always there "for all the right reasons." And even now, after 25 combined seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, fans still haven't gotten tired of the drama, cat fights, and hot tub hijinks that make for an amazing season.
Who should win as the best Bachelor of all: Jake Pavelka, who chose bad-girl Vienna only to break up with her in a vicious televised special? Sean Lowe, who vowed to hold off on sex with his pick, Catherine Giudici, until their summer 2013 wedding night? Or Jason Mesnick, who popped the question to Melissa Rycroft, then pulled a switcheroo at the reunion? (He just had a baby with his final choice, Molly Malaney.) And remember Season 2 star Aaron Buerge? He ranks as the highest rated Bachelor of all time, with 26 millions viewers tuning in as he popped the question to Helene Eksterowicz in 2002.
Originally posted 11/09/2012 01:00PM
Ben Flajnik has seen the pictures of his ex-fiancée with another Bachelor franchise alum and has to wonder: Who is that woman?
"I'm glad there is a new guy," he says, referring to Courtney Robertson's new relationship with Bachelorette hunk Arie Luyendyk. "I see certain things in the media and I wonder, did I ever really know her? I try to avoid it all together."
He continues, "I look at these staged photos of the two of them and I'm like: Why is she doing this? The girl that I loved never wanted to be famous and I look at these set-ups and I think I got out at the right time."
Originally posted 11/08/2012 01:10PM
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Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson from season 16 of The Bachelor and Emily Maynard and Jef Holm from season 8 of The Bachelorette have recently announced their breakups.
This is nothing new for the winners of these two shows. But what's the love lesson? Here are two things you can learn from the most recent relationship flops:
Originally posted 10/13/2012 12:00PM
A week after ending her engagement to Ben Flajnik, Courtney Robertson has been spotted moving on – with another Bachelor franchise alum.
She and Bachelorette runner-up Arie Luyendyk had dinner Thursday at Quiessence Restaurant in Phoenix – the same place Robertson took Flajnik during their hometown date – and ended the meal with a kiss.
Originally posted 10/08/2012 06:00PM
It's really over for Ben Flajnik and his Bachelor-winning ex-fiancée Courtney Robertson.
Just a few days after Flajnik, 30, confirmed the pair's split to PEOPLE, Robertson, 29, was spotted in workout attire on Monday without the engagement ring.
Just days before parting ways, the duo posted seemingly upbeat photos at what appeared to be a winery.
Originally posted 10/05/2012 05:30PM
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson tried to prove everyone wrong with their romance, but in the end, the Bachelor star and his controversial fiancée couldn't make their love last.
The couple, whose courtship was chronicled on ABC's hit reality show, have ended their engagement, PEOPLE confirms.
"It's true," Flajnik told PEOPLE Friday, although he didn't wish to elaborate on the split.
The pair, who took time apart shortly after Flajnik's romantic, mountaintop proposal, was back together by the time their season's After the Final Rose special aired.
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