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Is it wedding bells for The Bachelor's Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik -- or just wishful thinking on Courtney's part? The 28-year-old model, whose scheming ways have made her this season's most-loathed contestant, was spotted trying on wedding dresses at the Mark Zunino bridal store in Beverly Hills on Wednesday. Now that she's in the final two, it's certainly possible that she's won bachelor Ben's heart... but then, she could just be playing us all for a fool.
Flajnik, a 28-year-old winemaker who had his heart broken on The Bachelorette last year, has stunned viewers by falling for the beautiful but conniving Robertson. And repeated warnings from the other contestants have done nothing to change his mind.
"If we're going to speak frankly about Courtney -- I asked for specific examples from what these women were seeing, and I never got any," Flajnik tells the Los Angeles Times.
Ben says that it's "the personality that people don't get to see" that made him fall for Courtney. But Bachelor host Chris Harrison thinks it's something else: She's playing him like a fiddle.
"There is one thing I noticed again this week concerning Courtney and Ben. Courtney continues to turn the situation around, giving her the power position," Harrison writes on his blog for EW.com. "For example this week while the other two women chose to accept the fantasy suite, Courtney turned the tables and asked Ben to accept. These things are very subtle, but it's a defense mechanism of hers she's used several times with him."
On his own blog on People.com, Flajnik expresses feelings for both of the remaining contestants. He says that he "truly felt in love" with Lindzi Cox for the first time in Switzerland, and that "our feelings for each other are real and genuine." As for Robertson, he writes that he loves her "silliness and quirkiness," and that their emotional conversation "came just in time" to let him know that she wasn't the monster the other girls told him she was.
There have been rumors swirling that Ben is engaged to Courtney, but America will have to wait to find out who gets the ring. The Women Tell All episode airs this week, followed by the finale on March 12. Watch the extended promo for both episodes below!