Roberto Martinez, a contestant on The Bachelorette's sixth season, is an insurance agent originally from Tampa, Fla., currently residing...

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Former Bachelorette lovebirds Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez recently split up after an 18-month engagement, but may be back together just like that.

They allegedly hooked up at Ashley Hebert's wedding.

Ali F., Roberto M.

Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum married in Pasadena, Calif. on December 1, with fellow reality stars Ali and Roberto in attendance, among many others.

One witness says the attractive two were "inseparable."

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Despite reports to the contrary, Roberto Martinez may still be in the running to be the next star of The Bachelor, according to the best source there is.

Roberto was being courted by the network several months ago, though no agreement was reached, and he was reportedly dating Kara Ramos at the time.

Many thought he was out, especially given the emergence of Sean Lowe and Arie Luyendyk, Jr. But Reality Steve says Roberto is very much in the mix.

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Steve claims Roberto Martinez, who won The Bachelorette in 2010 but broke up with Ali Fedotowsky earlier this year, is now single and ready to mingle.

The network is as interested now as it was this spring.

Arie Luyendyk Jr., for his part, is interested in being the star, but perennial Bachelor spoiler Steve says he doesn't “chance in hell” of landing the gig:

”Yes, they [ABC execs] have met and interviewed both Sean and Arie, but I still haven’t heard anything solid enough that says it won’t be Roberto.”

“This is Roberto’s gig to lose, which is why they were after him hard three months ago. If he got greedy, then I bet they give it to Sean.”

Olympic champion Ryan Lochte is also rumored to be interested, though that seems like a long shot at best. The next season is set to begin filming September 15, so look for ABC to announce its star soon, probably during Bachelor Pad.

Who do you think should be The Bachelor?

 

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Ali Fedotowsky, you can calm down now.

With rumors circulating over Roberto Martinez being cast as the next Bachelor, and with a $500,000 paycheck reportedly sitting on the table if he were to accept, sources tell Star Magazine the reality star has turned down ABC's generous offer.

And he did it for love.

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Martinez is dating a 26-year old model named Kara Ramos and insiders tell the tabloid the two "really like each other."

Ramos has even confirmed the dalliance to Star and added that she told Roberto he had to make a choice: The Bachelor or their relationship.

Martinez then "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," a friend tells the publication, adding:

"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."

Awww, that's very sweet. So everyone wins in the end. Except Ali.

The Bachelorette season finale airs on Sunday, meanwhile. Who do you think Emily will choose: Ari or Jef?

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Ali Fedotowsky, who chose Roberto Martinez on The Bachelorette two summers ago, is said to be less than thrilled about rumors that say he's in talks to be The Bachelor.

Roberto and Ali split after 18 months together, and sure enough, he's being talked about as the star of Season 17 of The Bachelor, slated for early January.

"Roberto never shared his side of the breakup, and Ali is terrified about what he would say on the show and how she would come off," a source explains.

Ali F., Roberto M.

Who knows why she would care about a breakup that wasn't even that bad (supposedly), now that she's faded from the spotlight (mostly), but whatever.

Luckily for Ali, he may turn down the opportunity.

"He's very happy being out of the spotlight," a source close to the hunky former minor league ballplayer and current San Diego insurance agent explains.

"He hasn't ruled it out 100 percent, but don't bet on it."

If Roberto Martinez were to become The Bachelor, he would be the first minority star in 25 seasons (including eight Bachelorettes) of the ABC franchise.

None of the 16 Bachelors are married to their final rose recipient, although Jason Mesnick married Molly Malaney, his runner-up from that season.

For scoop on the current season, follow this link for The Bachelorette spoilers and hints on how Emily Maynard's final three shake out ... allegedly.

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Is Roberto Martinez next in line to star as The Bachelor?

Martinez, the former fiance of Ali Fedotowsky, who was The Bachelorette star before Emily Maynard and Ashley Hebert, is rumored to be returning to the franchise.

Roberto would be the first non-white Bachelor or Bachelorette ever, which would be an interesting angle, and he's obviously familiar with the show.

Will it actually happen, though?

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Even though Life & Style is reporting that that Martinez already signed a contract to appear in Season 17, insiders say nothing has been signed as of yet.

The 29-year-old insurance agent is "definitely still in the mix" to be the next Bachelor, but it's way too early for any decision to be made for the role.

ABC is also doing a casting search for unknowns, as well as waiting to see if any of the guys from this season of The Bachelorette stand out to them.

Roberto Martinez and Ali got engaged in the 2010 season of The Bachelorette, but broke things off in November 2011 after 18 months of dating.

For the scoop on the current season and its potential crop of guys, check out The Bachelorette spoilers page we've been updating throughout.

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After meeting fiance Roberto Martinez on The Bachelorette, then experiencing an epic courtship, Ali Fedotowsky said she was ready to marry him, and quickly.

Fast forward a year and a half, and it's over.

The pair had a nice run by Bachelorette standards (18 months qualifies as a long-term relationship by any measure), but she broke up with Roberto last week.

Now, in People's new cover story, Ali explains why.

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"I wouldn't be being truthful if I said this came out of nowhere," a tearful Fedotowsky said, reflecting on the rocky times she and Roberto endured of late.

"We definitely were having problems. But I always believed we could work it out."

Despite putting the brakes on their fast-tracked wedding plans last year, and then twice more postponing plans to walk down the aisle with Roberto, Ali says they did make a concerted effort to stay together and to weather the tough times.

In spite of that, their arguments continued, and worsened at that.

"We both realized we were unhappy more than we were happy," says Ali, in a candid take of a romance born on a show so often phony. "And we both deserved more"

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After a year and a half of dating and three postponed wedding dates, Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez broke up this month, a rep for the reality star said.

The 27-year-old former Facebook employee and accepted insurance agent Martinez's proposal on the finale of The Bachelorette's sixth season in 2010.

She and Martinez, 28, moved in together in his hometown of San Diego, and things appeared to be going well. That is, of course, until they weren't.

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In the wake of of the split, however, Ali has already moved out of the home they shared, because "she's actually really upset right now," a pal says.

"She's devastated, and she's just going to be laying low for a while." Adds another source of the couple: "They haven't been well for a long time."

"Their relationship has been tumultuous since day one," another insider said, despite the outwardly happy appearance the couple was known for.

"They're either extremely happy or they can't stand each other."

Our hopes are now with you, Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum.

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Sad news from The Bachelorette world today, as 2010's engaged pair ... no longer is.

"Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez have ended their relationship," their rep said. "As they go through this difficult time, we ask that you respect the couple's privacy."

The duo's romance unfolded in 2010 on the sixth season of the reality show, when she sent home Chris Lambton and accepted Roberto's proposal on the season finale.

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In October, Ali Fedotowsky downplayed rumors that their relationship was on the rocks, saying there were other reasons for putting their wedding plans on hold.

"We didn't meet in the most traditional way. We had a very short courtship and we only knew each other nine weeks before we got engaged," Fedotowsky said.

"We are still figuring out our lives as individuals."

The 27-year-old maintained she had still planned to tie the knot with her former fiancé. "We're still engaged, we're still living together," she said at the time.

No more. Are you surprised their relationship unraveled? In the grand scheme, dating for a year and a half is pretty successful by Bachelor standards ...

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Ali Fedotowsky of The Bachelorette fame is still together with her season's winner, Roberto Martinez, but says they are not planning a wedding as of right now.

The 27-year-old is aware of fact that it's been more than a year since viewers witnessed their engagement, but says they are quite content taking it slow.

"We're still engaged and living together," Ali said, deflecting rumors that they're on the rocks. "We just don't feel the need to walk down the aisle right now."

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Ali Fedotowsky says the pair is doing just fine, but that pressure to set a date following their televised courtship and engagement overwhelmed them.

Another complication: difficulty in scheduling a TV wedding.

"When we actually did have a date that worked for us [last August], I had to have knee surgery ... No wedding is simple but this is even more complicated."

"We didn't meet in the most traditional way," she adds. "We had a very short courtship and we only knew each other nine weeks before we got engaged."

"We are still figuring out our lives as individuals."

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Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez got engaged on The Bachelorette season finale in the summer of 2010, with the actual proposal taking place months earlier.

They've been together the whole time since, living in San Diego and going about their lives. But with no wedding on the horizon, is there trouble afoot?

According to Us Weekly, more than you even KNOW.

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While Ali Fedotowsky has blamed the postponements on scheduling conflicts and a bad kickboxing injury, "pals" say their issues run way deeper than that.

"Their relationship has been tumultuous since day one," a mutual friend says of the pair, whose nuptials were supposed to be an ABC Bachelorette special.

Due to both of them working long hours and other stresses taking their toll on the couple, "They're either extremely happy or can't stand each other."

"They bring out the worst in each other," the source adds, noting that after one spat, "Ali was in tears ... she's miserable in the relationship and he is too."

For what it's worth, Ali seemed very happy in her interview with THG this summer, and this is the first we've heard of any strife between them. Time will tell.

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Roberto Martinez Biography

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Roberto Martinez
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