Courtney’s fake wedding vows to Ben taken from Sex and the City break-up scene

The bizarre fake wedding that Courtney Robertson that she and/or The Bachelor producers planned for Ben Flajnik included the two reading vows they’d written to one another–except Courtney’s were written by a writer for a TV show, Sex and the City, and even more hilariously, came from a break-up scene.

The dialogue came from a scene in the finale of Sex and the City. Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, tells Mikhail Baryshnikov’s character Alexander, “I am someone who is looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other-love, and I don’t that love is here in this expensive suite in this lovely hotel in Paris.”

Courtney took that break-up scene and made it her own, sort of, as Us Weekly reports. She said, “I’m looking for love. Real, passionate, can’t-live-without-each-other-love. When I look at you from across the room, I know that the key to your happiness is the key to mine. Ben, I want to love you and treat you right.”

Plagiarism aside–and while this isn’t outright theft, it’s very similar–this somehow seems perfect for awful Courtney, professing her love to awful Ben by secretly cribbing from one of the most famous break-up scenes in melodramatic sit-com history.

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