Gasp, gasp, a million gasps! Prepare for the shock of your life (well, at least your week) — Bachelor's Ben Flajnik and his fiancee, Courtney Robertson, have officially called it quits! The pair met and fell in love during Bachelor 16, and have been joined at the hips ever since.

In an exclusive joint statement to In Touch, the not-so-happy couple say "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."

A source tells Wetpaint Entertainment exclusively, “They reached this decision last night.”

Say it ain't so! But maybe we should have seen this coming. Ben and Court have been spending less time together, and their experiment with living together in San Francisco didn't exactly work out for the best.

Still, Courtney and Ben want to maintain a close friendship in spite of their breakup, and say "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."

Are you shocked that this dream team is breaking off their engagement? Sound off in the comments!

Source: In Touch

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