Good news, soul sisters and misters. Courtney Robertson has bounced back from her breakup with Bachelor Ben Flajnik, and she's currently dating Bachelorette Season 8 runner-up, Arie Luyendyk, Jr.! It's a match made in reality TV heaven, and we're celebrating with a giant glass of boxed white wine.
Arie and Courtney have been cozying up since October, and we've created a timeline of their relationship so you can live vicariously through them. Feel free to wear a leather racing jumpsuit while reading this list.
October 11, 2012: Arie and Courtney Are Photographed Kissing at Quiessence Restaurant in Phoenix
Arie and Courtney had a casual date in their mutual hometown of Phoenix, Arizona –– just a couple weeks after Court's breakup from Ben! “It was a nice escape — a distraction,” Courtney told Life & Style. “I was heartbroken and just wanted to go out and have fun. That was it. It was nothing more than a night out.” Hah, likely story.
October 12, 2012: Sources Tell Wetpaint Entertainment That Arie Has a Huge Crush On Courtney
Courtney tried to play down her date with Arie, but a source told Wetpaint Entertainment that these two are definitely more than friends. “It was a date,” the insider said. “It was very casual, but it was a date. He’s had a crush on her for a long time, but he would have never made a move on her while she was with Ben.” Sigh, Arie. Such a class-act.
November 1, 2012: Arie and Courtney Cuddle In a Park In Venice
Arie and Courtney finally got a chance to go on a second date when they met up in Venice Beach, California, for a romantic cuddle-session in the park. Look at that body language! Courtney wasn't afraid to snuggle up to her man even though they were being photographed, and Arie was more than willing to return the favor.
November 7, 2012: Courtney Confirms She's Dating Arie
After almost a month of eye-sexing, Courtney finally admitted that she's dating our favorite s’Hertogenboschian superstud. “Yes, I’m dating Arie,” she told Life & Style. “We’re enjoying our time together. Arie makes me laugh so hard, and he’s adorable, so I’m going with it.” Listen to your heart, girl.
November 9, 2012: Ben Flajnik Responds to Courtney and Arie's Relationship
Courtney went on the rebound with Arie faster than you can say "Chris Harrison Is My Idol," and as you might expect Ben Flajnik was less than thrilled. "I'm glad there is a new guy," he told People. "I see certain things in the media and I wonder, did I ever really know her? I try to avoid it altogether. I look at these staged photos of the two of them and I'm like: Why is she doing this? The girl that I loved never wanted to be famous and I look at these set-ups and I think I got out at the right time."
November 19, 2012: Arie and Courtney Spend the Day Hiking!
Courtney and Arie hit up their home state of Arizona and went hiking in Camelback Mountain near Phoenix, where the high temperature was 80 degrees! Nothing says romance like being covered in sweat and mosquito bites, right guys?
November 22, 2012: Arie and Courtney Spend Thanksgiving Break Together
Wetpaint Entertainment can exclusively report that Courtney and Arie cozied up over the Thanksgiving holiday. “She’s there to spend Thanksgiving with her parents and her sister,” a source tells Wetpaint. “But of course, she and Arie will do a lot of hanging out. They’re both looking forward to it.” Wow, these two are already spending the holidays together? It must be true love!