Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik have announced that they are ending their romantic relationship. Just recently, that have been posting photos of themselves having good times. The most recent, celebrating Ben’s 30th birthday. Their statement: “The ups and downs weighed heavily on both of us and ultimately we started to grow apart because of the distance, time apart and our need to focus on our respective careers.” They plan on remaining friends and will support one another in future endeavor. Their statement concludes with, “Thanks to everyone for your love and support, it’s been quite a ride.” Their statement was given to In Touch Magazine. There will be many who will say “I told you so.” They were together for 9 months, so the ring goes back to ABC.