ben flajnik courtney robertson split getty Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson split: We 'need to focus on our respective careers'Another “Bachelor” couple bites the dust. Who had 208 days in the office pool?

Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson have called it quits, they tell In Touch in a joint statement:

“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. 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.”

One thing’s for sure — we have got to get Courtney on “Bachelor Pad 4” next summer.

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