Away from reality TV cameras and free to roam amid additional scrutiny from paparazzi cameras, The Bachelor stars Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson are playing the loving couple in the aftermath of their controversial winter on ABC.
Things appear to be going well and relatively uneventfully ... mostly.
Ben, who recently shared his first public pic with Courtney, appears eager to prove the skeptics wrong and show that their relationship is the real deal.
The reality couple put on quite the amorous (and camera ready) display when Ben picked Courtney Robertson up from the San Francisco airport last week.
They acted like lovebirds as they locked lips and cuddled publicly upon being reunited, her Neil Lane diamond ring still firmly on her finger, witnesses say.
However, the pair's PDA will undeniably be met with cynicism by some.
Last week during the After the Final Rose special, Ben Flajnik admitted the negativity surrounding the season caused them to break off their engagement.
While they've since gotten back together, The Bachelor duo was also later seen looking subdued and not exhibiting any affectionate body language.
Are they just going through the motions? Or are they more of a normal pair then we probably think, in spite of everything that played out on television?
The burning question: Will Ben and Courtney last?