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Major Exclusive: Bachelor Ben Flajnik Engaged to Courtney Robertson! First Look at the Ring!

Looks like he put a ring on it!

Credit: Photo via Neil Lane    

Wetpaint Entertainment can exclusively confirm – with rock solid evidence – that Bachelor star Ben Flajnik, 28, and contestant Courtney Robertson, also 28, are engaged to be married!

While other news outlets have speculated that Courtney is the winner, only Wetpaint Entertainment has the ring to prove it: Ben proposed to Courtney with a stunning, custom-made Neil Lane engagement ring.

“The main stone is cushion cut,” reveals a source with first-hand knowledge of the ring’s design. “It’s surrounded by pave diamonds and there’s also a pave band. It’s phenomenal.”

“Ben had it made specifically for Courtney,” the source continues. “He put a lot of thought into it and worked closely with Neil to create what he hoped would be the ring of her dreams.”

Credit: WENN, Photo via Neil Lane    

Courtney said yes when Ben got down on one knee in Switzerland, where the finale was taped, confirms the source. “They are engaged to be married, but Courtney isn’t allowed to wear her ring yet. I don’t believe she was allowed to keep it after the proposal – I think the show’s producers are holding onto it. She and Ben have to wait until the season finale before she’s allowed to wear it in public.”

Unfortunately, Courtney and Ben’s happy ending spelled heartbreak for the runner-up: 27 year-old business manager Lindzi Cox. Despite her wholesome good looks and laid-back appeal, she was no match for sultry brunette Courtney, who seemed to captivate Ben from the season premiere and ended up causing major controversy in her no-holds-barred pursuit of him.

Until the finale airs in March, however, Courtney and Ben won’t be able to have a proper celebration with their families and close friends. In the meantime, Courtney, a professional model, has been keeping a low profile in LA while Ben’s been doing promotional appearances for the show. As we previously reported, he’s also striking major deals on behalf of his wine label, Envolve.

So, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we want to congratulate the happy couple. Here’s to a future filled with love and roses!

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03.12.2012 / 09:30 PM EDT by Beth Sobol
Related: The Bachelor, Gossip, Spoilers, Ben Flajnik, Courtney Robertson

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