Ali Fedotowsky’s season as The Bachelorette is featured on August 3’s special episode of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever! At the end of Fedotowsky’s season of The Bachelorette, Fedotowsky chose contestant Roberto Martinez, an insurance agent from Colorado. The two got engaged on the show’s finale and dated for 18 months before breaking things off.
“I wouldn’t be being truthful if I said this came out of nowhere. We definitely had been having problems. But I had always believed that we could work it out,” Fedotowsky told People Magazine at the time. A lot of things went into their decision to split, but Fedotowsky explained that ultimately their different interests caused major issues between them. “There’s no hate. I still love him, and I always will. But what matters is how we feel, and we both knew it wasn’t right,” Fedotowsky added.
Fedotowsky went on to marry radio host Kevin Manno. The couple resides in California and has two children together. Martinez has not been married. Ahead of Fedotowsky’s episode of The Bachelor special, she reflected on the experience on Instagram with a photo of Manno and their son. Without referencing Martinez, she wrote, Gulp. My season of The Bachelorette is re-airing tomorrow. Spoiler alert – these boys get my final rose. Going to bed tonight feeling grateful that the show ultimately lead me to @KevinManno and gave me this life. Will you be watching tomorrow? I hope so cause I’m gonna need all of your moral support. Ha!”
Here’s what you need to know about Roberto Martinez today:
Martinez Is an Insurance Agent for State Farm
1st time on crutches… great success! 👍🏼👍🏼 pic.twitter.com/A3KBHOiVQL
— Roberto Martinez Jr (@Roberto_M_Jr) September 19, 2018
These days, Martinez lives a quiet life in Colorado. He is still an insurance agent for State Farm.
“Roberto has been with State Farm since 2005 having helped State Farm customers in Florida, California and now Colorado. When Roberto is not in the office, you’ll likely see him in the mountains enjoying the countless outdoor adventures this great state has to offer. He is also a former MLB draft selection of the Colorado Rockies which is why you’ll always see a baseball on his desk,” reads his bio on State Farm’s website.
Martinez was said to be “devastated” when Fedotowsky broke things off with him. “We hugged each other. And he broke down, and I broke down. It was a very emotional experience,” Fedotowsky told People Magazine.
A Photo of Light.
My dads mower broke down this week. What happened after didn’t surprise me. White, Black and Puerto Rican coming together as Jesus wanted us to… in community. God is at work in everything happening now. We all need to grow. Let’s pray for each other. pic.twitter.com/EHHjYp73dx
— Roberto Martinez Jr (@Roberto_M_Jr) June 4, 2020
Martinez does have a Twitter account but he rarely posts to it.
Martinez Got Engaged Earlier This Year
After his split from Fedotowsky, Martinez went back to living his normal life, far away from the spotlight. Although things were tough for Martinez and Fedotowsky, the two have moved on. Fedotowsky hasn’t ever said anything bad about her ex and seemed to have learned a lot about herself and about life following her experience on The Bachelorette.
There have been rumors that he would ink a deal with ABC to become the next Bachelor but that hasn’t happened and Bachelor Nation fans should not expect to see Martinez on the show in the future. According to Us Weekly, Martinez got engaged earlier this year. The publication reported in January that Martinez shared the exciting news on social media, writing “When you know you know. Found my forever sweetheart.” His fiancé, Kristiana Elliott, shared a photo of the engagement ring on her finger, holding a mug that said, “Does this ring make me look engaged?”
The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever! airs on Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.