Arie has had a rather busy past few months when it comes to his own personal life. First, he made a statement not to do this upcoming season of “The Bachelor” in order to focus more on his racing career; then, he also had to deny rumors that he was dating “Dancing with the Stars” pro Karina Smirnoff that surfaced because the two spent a few minutes together at a party. However, it’s going to be hard to walk away from this current story now. Thanks in part to some new photos published by TMZ, you can see what appears to be Arie kissing a woman with some serious ties to “The Bachelor” in Courtney Robertson. The twist here? It’s really only been just over a week since she and Ben Flajnik announced their breakup; but to be fair, it’s possible that the couple split long before that and were just waiting to make a statement at the right time.
We don’t really know if there is anything serious going on here between the two parties, and we already admit that it is a pretty interesting move for Arie to make. He’s got some of the most passionate fans out of anyone ever to be associated with “The Bachelorette,” but Courtney was the target of much criticism for the way in which she treated some of the other women on Ben’s season. That’s not to say that she is a bad person, though, as she may have been playing some of her antics up at the encouragement of production.
With Arie’s best bud Jef Holm and Emily Maynard all over the tabloids right now for an alleged breakup is it possible that Courtney and Arie are trying to help take some of the heat off of them with these photos? It wouldn’t be the first time that Courtney staged something for the paparazzi to dine on in order to take the heat off of someone she loved, remember her wedding dress photos that came out when Ben was drowning in a sea of untrue gossip? Courtney later said she was trying to take the focus away from Ben to give him some relief, and it worked, so is it possible that could be happening again?
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