‘Bachelor’ Winner Courtney Robertson Speaks Out on Break-up from Ben Flajnik: ‘He’ll Always Have a Special Place in My Heart’

“Things had gotten strained.”

That’s how a candid Courtney Robertson is explaining her shock break-up from television Bachelor Ben Flajnik, in her first interview since the pair announced their split last Friday.

“More than anything, I want people to know there wasn’t some huge fight or one specific thing that led to it,” Robertson told Wetpaint.

“There’s really no story to tell other than the fact that it just wasn’t working out.”

She added, “We both realized it in the last three weeks… Of course it’s sad, but we both know it’s for the best.”

Flajnik, 30, got engaged to Robertson, 29, in Switzerland last November in a dramatic proposal which aired on the March 12 finale of season 16 of The Bachelor.

Since then, their courtship has been chronicled in the tabloids, amid rumors of estrangement and even cheating.

Robertson said the outpouring of support from her fans was helping her get through the break-up.

“I want people to know I’m OK,” she said. “I’ve been really surprised by all the support and the nice things people have said. It means a lot to me.”

“I have no regrets,” she added. “Ben will always have a special place in my heart.”

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