Courtney Robertson has exclusively revealed to Life & Style that sheâ€™s dating Arie Luyendyk Jr., and now her ex-fiancÃ©, Bachelor Ben Flajnik, is speaking out about the situation.
â€œ[Iâ€™m not dating again], not as quickly as she is,â€ he tells Life & Style exclusively. â€œI donâ€™t know what to make of it. The way she handled it wasnâ€™t in the best taste.â€
Ben, 30, says it was his family who told him about the new relationship.
â€œIâ€™m not really one to stay up on gossip, but my sister keeps me in the loop,â€ he says. â€œAll of my friends were really surprised and disappointed. [Courtney] knew them all.â€
According to the former Bachelor, he thought he was on good terms with Arie, who was the runner-up on Emily Maynardâ€™s Bachelorette season.
â€œI thought I knew him,â€ Ben, who split with Courtney in early October, confides to Life & Style. â€œHe came up to Sonoma and we hung out for a few days. He seemed like a really nice guy.â€
So does he regret his split with the model?
â€œBreaking up was the right move,â€ he shares, adding, â€œThat [she’s now dating Arie] really closed the door behind her.â€
But as Courtney recently revealed to Life & Style, she says had the pair spent more time with each other, theyâ€™d still be together. â€œI think if weâ€™d lived together, we wouldnâ€™t have broken up,â€ Courtney, 29, shares.
â€œRight now Iâ€™m focusing on healing my heart,â€ she adds. â€œIâ€™m a hopeless romantic and still believe I will find my soul mate. I need a guy who is ready for that chapter.â€