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This bling just went bust.
The Bachelor winner Courtney Robertson has returned the engagement ring she received from Ben Flajnik on the show's swoony finale last fall, amid reports she got hot and heavy with The Bachelorette runner-up Arie Luyendyk over the weekend.
Hey, at least these ex-contestants know how to keep things interesting even when the cameras aren't rolling!
Robertson, 30, was photographed on Sunday bringing the bling to jeweler Neil Lane's boutique in Los Angeles, a 3-carat sparkler that reportedly cost $80,000.
Sources close to the jeweler exclusively tell E! News that—per contractual obligations involving ABC, the show and Neil Lane—Robertson only gets to keep the ring if she and Flajnik actually tie the knot.
If the two call it quits within the first year, then the ring must go back to Neil Lane.
Robertson and Flajnik announced they were headed to splitsville a little over a week ago, but the brunette beauty apparently didn't mope for long: She was spotted making out with Luyendyk at Quiessence Restaurant in Phoenix, which happens to be the same joint where she took Ben on their hometown date. Ouch.
She followed that up with by posting a twitpic of two glasses of wine with the caption, "Beautiful night...#RedWineImFine."
Luyendyk's manager, meanwhile, insists that the 31-year-old is still unattached and tells E! News, "Arie is happily single and focusing on his racing career."
Early Monday morning, Luyendyk himself took to Twitter to bemoan, "Why is dating so confusing? I need a rule book."
Judging from shows' pitiful happy-every-after track record, let's hope someone gets him a rule book that actually works.
—Reporting by Maureen Heaton