When you win the status of 'fiancé' on The Bachelor, you win love and sometimes, a 3-carat Neil Lane diamond worth $80,000. However, if once upon a time doesn't work out and you don't live happily ever after, you have to return the ring to ABC.
We weren't really surprised when we heard another couple from ABC's The Bachelor had called it quits. Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik announced their split on October 5. I personally didn't think they'd make it this long considering the many sides to Robertson that were revealed on her season of The Bachelor. We're starting to believe that this show is a love curse instead of the love potion for contemporary times!
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Flajnik, 30 claimed to Us that he and Courtney "grew apart and realized it wasn't working." Robertson's friend claims she was the one to call the engagement off, though. "Courtney was in love with Ben," her friend had said. "She put a lot of work into that relationship--him, not so much." Well, we wonder how into it she really was, since days later she was seen locking lips with one Bachelorette castoff, Arie Luyendyk Jr. Maybe she needs to find a non-reality guy.
Whatever the real reason was behind this pair calling it quits, Robertson was required to return the $80,000 Neil Lane stunner to ABC. It makes sense that ABC doesn't want someone running around with that chunk of money on their finger. It makes me curious if they just reuse all the returned rings, since many have succumbed to the curse. Anyways, would you return a ring after the split if you didn't have to?
In my opinion, there's no point in carrying around a symbol of a broken promise whether given as a gift or a (now broken) promise of the future, the ring will still have some negative memory associated with it.
Tell Us: Do you think it's the best choice to return an engagement ring?
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