Who knew that the most honest love story to come out of The Bachelor would be the one that ended up happening AWAY from the camera?
Roberto Martinez, who won the 2010 season of The Bachelorette but ultimately broke off his engagement with Ali Fedotowsky, was apparently the frontrunner for the upcoming next season of The Bachelor. But according to sources close to the reality star, he turned down a $50,000 offer so he could pursue a relationship with a model named Kara Ramos!
According to a friend of the couple:
"There was instant attraction between Roberto and Kara. He fell for her so hard that a little while after they met, he attended a wedding in Florida and then made a detour to Connecticut before heading home to the West Coast, just to see her again. They spent a romantic weekend together and really cemented their budding relationship. Kara was crushed when she found out [about The Bachelor] offer, and Roberto felt so bad that he offered to reimburse her for her plane tickets. She's really attracted to him, but she was afraid of becoming too attached - and then seeing him meet someone else on the show. [Roberto] decided that even a half million dollars wasn't enough incentive to go back in the spotlight to find love on TV, especially with the promise of his new romance with a wonderful girl like Kara. Roberto already knows what it takes to have a love relationship played out on national television, and he'd rather have his privacy now with a girl he's really crazy about."
It sounds as though this guy was one of the few contestants on these shows that actually WANTED to find love and not just a career in reality television!
And they say romance is dead!
Ugh! We just ADORE this!
We think you made the right decision, boy!
All the best for you and your new lady-friend!
[Image via WENN.]
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