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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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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.

Ali F., Roberto M.

"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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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 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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They just got engaged on The Bachelorette finale, bringing in big ratings for ABC. So ... will Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez tie the knot on TV next?

On Live with Regis and Kelly today, they say they haven't ruled it out. "We've talked about it a little bit," Ali said of a TV special. "Definitely a possibility."

Ali Fedotowsky and Chris Harrison

"[But] not because we want to be on TV again."

So for the money then. Hey, it's honest! Ali said a TV wedding could "be practical for our marriage, our life, our relationship. Weddings are expensive and [Roberto] has a huge family. When I met his mom, she said 700 people will be at it!"

Kelly Ripa concurred: "Let ABC pay for it!"

Should Alberto marry on a Bachelorette special?

"We figure we are in love," Ali Fedotowsky said, further explaining her reasoning. "We can invest that [wedding fund] money and invest our whole lives."

Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney were the most recent (and only the second ever) couple from the franchise to get hitched on TV, marrying in March.

As for Bachelorette runner-up Chris Lambton, who she sent packing before their final date," Ali said, "I'm sort of glad I went through the motions, but at the end with Chris, I had to let him go ... I just had to be with Roberto ... I think he'll be okay."

Roberto Martinez isn't sure: "I don't think so. He took it really bad."

TV wedding or not, will Ali and Roberto last?

 

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Following their somewhat surprising engagement Monday on The Bachelorette season finale and their emotional After the Final Rose reunion, we can happily report that yes, Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez are still together.

We may not have seen the last of them on ABC, either.

Amid recent breakups of Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski, and more scandalously Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi, the idea of Ali Fedotowsky and her man making it to the altar will obviously have skeptics. But they're off to a good start.

Roberto hasn't slept with half of Chicago during his sequestration period like Ed, nor is he insane, controlling and altogether phony like Jake.

As for Ali and Vienna ... we don't have to explain.

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Ali and Roberto are moving to San Diego and planning a Spring 2011 wedding!

The two certainly appeared happy and overjoyed to be reunited in their appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Good Morning America last night and today.

Will we soon see them on ABC's other hit reality series? The new cast of Dancing with the Stars will be unveiled August 30 during (what else) Bachelor Pad.

According to reports, both Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez have been asked to be on DWTS, a la Jake. We suspect one or more will accept that offer.

As for the next Bachelor, what we're hearing is that last night's runner-up, Chris Lambton, can have the gig if he wants it. Not a surprise there in the least.

With his classy exit on Monday's Bachelorette finale, and having already cemented his place as a major fan favorite, it's the IDEAL setup for The Bachelor.

The question is whether he does it. Unlike Jake, poor Chris seems very genuine and does not seem hell bent on becoming famous. So will see ... and hope!

As for Ali and Roberto: Will they last? Vote below!

 

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We have absolutely nothing against Roberto Martinez, to whom Ali Fedotowsky got engaged last night on The Bachelorette finale. It's just that, well ...

How can you not be devastated for poor Cape Cod Chris?

Chris Lambton distinguished himself as the better choice in our minds, although we respect how Ali handled things and wish her and Roberto the best.

Can they stand the test of time, or is she following an infatuation that will ultimately let her down? That remains to be seen, and many will have doubts.

What did you think? Did she make the right decision? Leave us a comment and let us know. In the meantime, here's THG's +/- review of the finale ...

Ali Waits

Having let Chris go, Ali waited with little suspense.

Ali's family seemed really nice. Although she seems a bit more tan and thin than any of them. This is a girl who thinks she looks fat? Seriously? Minus 7.

One got the sense early that Chris Lambton was done. Somewhere around when Ali said Roberto "makes me feel like a woman" (code for h*rny), and her dad speaking of Roberto almost romantically, Chris had no shot. Minus 5.

Ali to her family: "I just have some thoughts ... in my head." Minus 8.

Plus 10 for the genuine emotion throughout the episode, and pretty much all season from the show. By and large, it felt less contrived than most seasons!

Excerpts from an email conversation with a female friend and Team Chris member: "I love the idea of Chris' mom looking down and applauding that he didn't end up with Ali!! Hee heeeeee. Roberto is a doofus. Ali is a dorkhead and Frank, well, Frank is the kind of loser with his lovely queen Nicole. OMG, I am terrible... Oh and her boobs are shoehorned into that dress! Ali's smooshed boobs get a minus 8,000!" Minus 8,000.

Ali and Roberto

Ali and Roberto debuted as a couple last night - on and off the show.

On the "shocking twist" meter, Ali cutting Chris loose before the ceremony rates about a 2 out of 10. Mildly overhyped by the network. Minus only 9, because we they had to lure us in and mask a one-person rose ceremony somehow.

Heartbreaking as it was, props for Ali for saving Chris the humiliation, and props to Chris on the most classy reality TV exit of all time. Plus 257 for being the anti-Jake Pavelka and would make a terrific star of The Bachelor. Here's hoping.

The sweat buildup on Roberto Martinez's upper lip pre-proposal? Minus 100. Minus 146 more for the barf-tastic "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" montage.

TOTAL: -8,005. SEASON TOTAL: -7,858.

On the After the Final Rose special, the happy couple confirmed they are still together, and will be moving to San Diego while planning a spring 2011 wedding.

Will Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez last? Vote!

 

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The sixth season of The Bachelorette just concluded in astonishing fashion as Ali Fedotowsky actually picked Roberto Martinez as the man of her dreams.

The most stunning part was not that she let Chris Lambton go before the final rose ceremony to spare him the agony, but that she picked anyone at all.

For weeks, Bachelorette spoilers suggested that Ali is single - that she either chose no one on the dramatic finale, or had already broken up with Roberto.

Not the case.

As for the "shocking ending" promised by the teasers, the "huge risk" Ali took and the "unprecedented" nature of the finale? Now we know. It wasn't about the outcome, but how she handled hard-luck Chris in the final episode of the season.

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Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez hit it off from day one.

Having fallen in love with his rival, Ali cut Chris loose even before his "last chance" date, breaking the guy's heart, but earning his respect in the process.

Start the Make Chris Lambton The Bachelor petition now, fans!

This twist explains the glaring lack of footage of Ali and the guys at final rose ceremony in previews leading up to tonight, because Chris never made it. They couldn't show just Roberto Martinez, or it would have given it away.

And there you have the much-hyped breaking of rules by Ali Fedotowsky - letting Chris walk, laying it on the line with Roberto and hoping he felt the same.

He does. They are engaged and planning their life together.

The Bachelorette did an uncharacteristically good job of keeping the finale's outcome a mystery, from Ali's coy remarks about being "happy with her decision" to the lack of promos. Kudos to them and congratulations to Alberto.

We'll have complete coverage tomorrow and all week, but tell us quickly here: Are you happy with the ending? Will Ali and Roberto last?

 

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The Bachelorette season finale is fast approaching, and there continue to be conflicting accounts as to whether star Ali Fedotowsky is engaged after it.

According to The Bachelorette spoilers we've read, she's single right now. But others, such as Us Weekly, say the finale ends with a ring on her finger.

Of course, both could be independently true.

Following the shocking 180 by Frank Neuschaefer, only Roberto Martinez and Chris Lambton are left vying for Ali's heart - with Roberto the frontrunner.

A new round of Internet reports suggest that Ali does in fact get engaged on the Bachelorette finale to Roberto, while wearing a beautiful gold gown!

Too bad this can't be independently verified.

Ali Fedotowsky, Roberto Martinez

The Bachelorette's Ali and Roberto: Are they engaged?

These same reports suggest that Roberto Martinez will propose to Ali Fedotowsky but just a few weeks after the show, Ali becomes single yet again.

Can you see it? We sort of can. Frank leaving the way he did threw her for a loop, and as infatuated as she is with Roberto, she knows it's a big risk.

We haven't listed sources here for a reason, however.

None are credible enough to warrant a mention. But the "inside" rumors about the Ali-Roberto engagement have been flying in Bachelorette forums.

Will Roberto propose, or is Chris L. ready to shock the fan community by winning her heart? If there is a proposal, do you think Ali is still engaged?

That question remains to be answered. Don't expect tonight's Men Tell All special to shed light on it, either. It's even more filler than most weeks.

Who do you think she should choose?

 

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Whether it was the producers' idea, him writing himself into his own screenplay or prompted by genuine emotions, Frank Neuschaefer's move last night was ballsy.

Dumping Ali Fedotowsky for his ex-girlfriend this late in the game? That stings. Far worse than the antics of Justin "Rated R" Rego, who was far more transparent.

Frank was awkward. He was sad. He confused the hell out of us. And he broke Ali's heart. Love it or hate it, this was the watershed moment of the season so far.

Oh yeah, and two guys were also there vying for her heart (and no one else's). THG breaks down Monday's penultimate episode of The Bachelorette below ...

Frank hasn't been frank with Ali all along.

It's really odd how much ABC gives away in previews, not just before the episode airs, but for what's "COMING UP" during the episode. Not everyone reads The Bachelorette spoilers, ABC. We certainly do, but not everyone. Minus 5.

Let's delve right into Frank. He's been obsessed with Ali all season, yet loved this Nicole Caruso girl so much that he chose her after one cheesy heart-to-heart, then flew all the way to Tahiti to break the news? This makes no sense, Minus 14.

Nicole says had no idea one person could complete another. Has she never seen Jerry Maguire? Eh, she looks like she's about 19, so maybe not. Anyway, Minus 3.

Ali is way cuter and seems a lot cooler than Nicole. Just saying. Plus 5.

Not sure if they just need to kill time and stretch this filler into a two-hour show, but the gratuitous Ali bikini shots are off the hook this week. We'll take it. Plus 7.

The majesty of Tahitian scenery soon gives way to despair, seeing as we do not make enough money from these Bachelorette reviews to ever go there. Minus 8.

Ooh, a helicopter ride! That's a new one, Bachelorette! Minus 4.

Ali wears sexy lingerie to dinner with Roberto Martinez. Someone is a little boy crazy ... not that we blame her. Despite sweating profusely, he's a hunk! Plus 9.

Why do they always say the fantasy suite card is from Chris Harrison? Just so we'll laugh and point it out here, while praising the venerable host-pimp? Plus 8.

Bachelorette Ali

Will Ali Fedotowsky choose Chris Lambton or Roberto Martinez?

Roberto has to be the frontrunner heading into the August 2 finale, given his obvious chemistry with Ali. Much of their date could be Cinemax material. Plus 5.

Wait, Chris' mom died? Did we miss that? Minus 6.

Chris' date with Ali involves cruising around on a giant boat, playing in the water and finding pearls in oysters. Cute, but too many obvious jokes missed. Wash.

At dinner on a private island, he sweetly confesses that he can see himself with Ali. Roberto is her infatuation, but Chris might be an even better pick. Plus 12.

Chris says that his mom is looking down smiling right now. Minus 5 for the overkill, and Minus 14 more for the image of his late mom looking down smiling at her first born about to put it to a hot girl also dating someone else on a reality show.

After arriving in Tahiti for reasons known, Frank reflects: "I'm confident in the decision I made, but to hurt Ali and potentially break her heart is going to be one of the hardest things I've ever had to do ... so I wanna talk to Chris Harrison." Plus 56.

Eventually, he "confesses" to Ali and she seems genuinely miserable. Minus 19, 'cause it's very possible Frank and Nicole "broke up" so he could go on the show, knowing full well he could play this card for dramatic effect. He's a writer, after all.

Minus 2 for the annoying way he says "Nicole," and Minus 6 for Ali saying she "gave up everything" to be here for approximately the 458th time this season.

They have the rose ceremony anyway, an unnecessary but nice reminder for Ali that the two remaining guys are light years better than Frank anyway. Plus 7.

TOTAL: +23. SEASON: +166.

Who should Ali Fedotowsky choose?

 

Roberto Martinez Biography

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