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Ben Flajnik & Courtney Robertson Sip Bloody Marys Poolside

Ben Flajnik & Courtney Robertson Sip Bloody Marys Poolside

Originally posted 05/15/2012 05:55AM

It was family day for former Bachelor star Ben Flajnik on Saturday.

With fiancée Courtney Robertson in tow, Flajnik was also joined by his mom Barbara and sister Julia at Joico's On the Go Beauty event on the rooftop of the Thompson hotel in Beverly Hills.

The reality duo stuck by each others' side the whole time on a folding chair in front of the hotel's pool.

"When asked if they wanted tea or an alcoholic beverage, Flajnik replied without hesitation, 'Alcohol, please,' " an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "The couple then sipped on Bloody Marys from the Voli vodka bar. They didn't show any over-the-top PDA, but they seemed at ease being with one another."
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Bachelor's Ben and Courtney 'Go Back and Forth' About Where to Live

Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson 'Go Back and Forth' About Where to Live

Originally posted 04/30/2012 09:15AM

Los Angeles vs. San Francisco. That's the debate between The Bachelor's Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson regarding where they'll live.

"It goes back and forth, back and forth," he told PEOPLE Saturday at Pure Las Vegas, his fiancée by his side.

Flajnik lives in San Francisco and "loves" the Santa Monica area of Los Angeles. Robertson lives in Santa Monica and "loves" San Francisco.

"We most definitely talk about it," he tells PEOPLE. "We're trying to figure out how it's going to work and when it's going to happen. One thing we do really well is communicate. If something's bothering me or bothering her, we squash the bug really quick and move on."

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The Bachelor's Ben & Courtney Are 'Engaged Dating' | Ben Flajnik, Courtney Robertson

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Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson Are 'Engaged Dating'

Originally posted 04/21/2012 03:00PM

So far, so good.

After adjusting to a long-distance romance, Ben Flajnik and his controversial fianceé, Courtney Robertson, are enjoying what The Bachelor couple calls "engaged dating."

"We're still getting to know each other and taking it slow," Flajnik told PEOPLE at a Mark Zunino for Kleinfeld fashion show in New York recently. "[Things] are working out really well."

Robertson says she still has a lot to learn about her new man.

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Who's on Bachelor Ben's Screen Saver? Not Courtney

UpdatePosted 04/19/2012 02:30PM

Ben Flajnik: I Miss My Dog

Originally posted 04/19/2012 09:00AM

Becoming reality TV's most eligible Bachelor came with perks for Ben Flajnik – like finding fiancée Courtney Robertson. One major downside? All the jet-setting has separated Flajnik from his dog, Scotch.

"Oh, God, yes, I miss him," Flajnik told PEOPLE at the Mark Zunino for Kleinfeld runway presentation in New York on Monday. "I don't even want to start talking about it. That's the hardest part about traveling."

"[Scotch] is the screen saver on [Ben's] computer," Robertson offered as a kind of confirmation.

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Bachelor Ben Hits Vegas – Without Courtney | Ben Flajnik

UpdatePosted 04/09/2012 06:00AM

Bachelor Ben Hits Vegas – Without Courtney

Originally posted 04/09/2012 06:00AM

Bachelor star Ben Flajnik took a business trip to Las Vegas sans fiancée Courtney Robertson – but that didn't stop him from going out on the town.

Early in his visit, the reality star dined at Joe's Stone Crab, where he shared a glass of wine with a colleague. Flajnik, who owns a vineyard, was friendly with bar staff and chatted about various wines. And when two female patrons noticed him, he was nice enough to play wingman as his friend chatted them up.

Two nights later, Flajnik, who was staying at the Luxor, took in Criss Angel Believe, a joint show between the magician and Cirque du Soleil. Joined by two business partners, Flajnik enjoyed popcorn and cocktails during the performance. Afterward, they headed backstage to chat up Angel.
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Courtney & Ben Get Cozy – with Puppies! | Ben Flajnik, Courtney Robertson

Courtney & Ben Cuddle Adoptable Puppies in Mexico

Originally posted 04/03/2012 03:30PM

Ben Flajnik and his fiancée Courtney Robertson got plenty of quality time together last weekend on their first vacation as a couple, but there was definitely something missing: dogs!

When the Bachelor pair learned that the owner of their boutique hotel, the Hacienda San Angel in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, had built an animal rescue shelter just outside of town, they knew they had to pay a visit.

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Bachelor Ben & Courtney 'Happy' with Long-Distance Romance | Ben Flajnik, Courtney Robertson

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Ben Flajnik & Courtney Robertson 'Happy' with Long-Distance Romance

Originally posted 03/30/2012 10:00AM

The Bachelor's Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson are still a happy couple – but their relationship is, for now, still a long-distance one.

"We're taking it slow," Flajnik told PEOPLE at SVEDKA's Night of a Billion Reality Stars Bash at Supperclub in Los Angeles Thursday. "We haven't decided on a date when she's going to move up to San Francisco yet, so she's got a lot of trips planned. It's nice to get away from the noise and spend time with each other."

Added the reality star: "We're happy."

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Lindzi Cox: Riding Horses Was My First Passion

Originally posted 03/20/2012 09:00AM

She may not have captured Ben Flajnik's heart, but The Bachelor runner-up Lindzi Cox is still going home to a loving male: horse Token.

"He's a thoroughbred, and I've had him for like 12 years," she tells PEOPLE.

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UpdatePosted 03/14/2012 03:15PM

Lindzi Cox: The Bachelor Taught Me to Be a Better Dater

Originally posted 03/14/2012 12:15PM

Although she scored the first impression rose and remained drama-free throughout the season, Lindzi Cox, 27, was the runner-up in the race for Ben Flajnik's heart. The Seattle-based business development manager spoke to PEOPLE Tuesday about how she bounced back from The Bachelor. "I'm so glad I did this show," Lindzi told PEOPLE. "It was such an awesome experience." And though she admits that she was in love with Ben, who "turned out to be a great guy," she believes the show "ended the way it should have." And now, she's ready to date again. "I'm excited to see what else is out there," she says, "The Bachelor was such a good experience for me to learn how to date that I realize in the past I wasn't really good at it ... I think I'm going to be a pretty good dater now."

Watch the video above.

Later, Lindzi spoke to reporters about her "call me" comment in the finale and whether or not she would do The Bachelorette or Bachelor Pad:

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Ben Flajnik Vows to Take It Slow with Courtney

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Ben Flajnik Writes Final Blog as The Bachelor

Originally posted 03/14/2012 09:45AM

My final blog as The Bachelor. Aside from having hair that looked like a water buffalo, the day I proposed was an exciting day. This damn hair. Maybe it is time for a cut.

Boy, it has been a long time coming, and I am so happy it's all over. It has been a rough road, full of ups and downs, scrutiny and negativity.

What I will say is that I have found the positives to focus on amidst all the speculation and hate. People don't know what it's like to go through an experience like this, and until they have been a contestant – or the person in the driver's seat – I say, "Take it easy, because you aren't speaking from personal experience."

We have all decided to put ourselves out there in hopes of love, and we all know love can be messy.

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