Ben Flajnik & Courtney Robertson End “Romantic Relationship”

Posted Friday October 5, 2012 3:47 PM GMT

They’ve called it off once before, and it appears the Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson ended their engagement one more time.

In a stamen to In Touch magazine, the couple explained, “After meeting over a year ago, we have decided to end our romantic relationship. The ups and downs weighed heavily on us both and ultimately we started to grow apart because of the distance, time apart, and our need to focus on our respective careers.”

“We have nothing but the utmost respect for each other, and both feel this is the right decision,” they said, adding, “We continue to remain friends and will support each other in future endeavors. Thanks to everyone for your love and support, it’s been quite a ride.”

The first time the couple called it quits was just one month after their initial engagement.

In related news, it appears that Ben is keeping busy. Today he tweeted, “Welp, another weekend ahead and there is so much going on in
San Francisco, I can't even begin to tell you how crazy of a weekend its going to be.”

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