Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Seeing myself propose to somebody else isn't a part of that healthy boundary, but I did it," Higgins continued. But honestly, it’s made us way stronger and it’s forced us to communicate and have really awkward, hard conversations.”, In an interview with Reality Steve, Bushnell reflected on why their relationship didn’t last. At the end of his season, Higgins gave his final rose to Lauren Bushnell and the couple got engaged. "It's almost scary for me to think of what my life would've been like. Advertisement. Part of that strain on their relationship came from Higgins' feelings for Fletcher on The Bachelor. As for Ben, he and Jessica Clarke went public with their relationship in 2019. she's since moved on romantically as well. ", "I'm very thankful for the show and the experience," the season 20 celeb wrote. But watching it back now, it's just uncomfortable. She told ET, “I think the toughest moment in this whole thing was having to relive The Bachelor. Clarke has thus not watched Higgins' season of The Bachelor, which aired in a condensed, three-hour episode on Monday night's The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons -- Ever! Former Bachelor star Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell had one of the sweetest romances during season 20, and they shocked fans by calling off their … READ NEXT: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell’s Break Up: Why Did They Split? Ben Higgins (L) and Lauren Bushnell attend the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival. Ben Higgins’ Ex-Fiance Lauren Bushnell Is Married to Chris Lane. 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' Romance Check! The former Bachelor got engaged to Clarke in March, nearly three years after ending his engagement to Lauren Bushnell in May 2017. “I couldn’t get away from it, so I just sat through it, listening, because I figured that’s what I was supposed to do at that point,” Higgins told Us Weekly. "I do remember those moments of trying to explain myself or thinking, 'Hey, this is all good. They announced their split to People, telling the publication in a statement, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce our decision to go our separate ways. The former Bachelor got engaged to Clarke in March, … They're planning to tie the knot in fall 2021. In the spinoff series, fans watched the duo call off their wedding. While Bushnell didn't appear on Monday's episode of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons -- Ever! “He wanted to get into politics. Apparently, Higgins' feelings for his runner-up, JoJo Fletcher, also contributed to the strain, as Higgins had confessed his love for both Bushnell and Fletcher during the Season 20 finale. Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell’s Break Up: Why Did They Split. Ben Higgins is more than ready to no longer be linked to ex-fiancée Lauren Bushnell, especially now that she is engaged to country crooner Chris Lane. It wasn't. In an interview with ET's Lauren Zima on Monday, Higgins opened up about how his relationship with Clarke is "stronger" -- and how he and Bushnell were "looking for an out" before eventually calling it quits. "I can't speak for Lauren. Lauren is married to singer Chris Lane, and Higgins recently got engaged to Jessica Clarke. She married musician Chris Lane last fall, and is still on good terms with the Bachelor franchise; she and Lane appeared on The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart in May. Getty Lauren Bushnell and Chris Lane married in October 2019 after nearly a year of dating. It wasn't at all," Higgins told ET. It was a whirlwind romance for the couple, who walked down in the aisle in Nashville. ", She also shared a few photos of herself posing with her fellow contestants, captioning one photo "what a good group of gals.". "I do remember those moments of trying to explain myself or thinking, 'Hey, this is all good. Former Bachelor star Lauren Bushnell and country singer Chris Lane married in October 2019 after nearly a year of dating. I gave up all these things and I just wanted normalcy, and it just felt like we couldn’t get to that point, and that was frustrating in itself.”, My mom always tells me stories about how when I was a toddler she would find me alone outside, barefoot examining leafs and rocks and exploring our backyard. After the season finale, which showed Ben telling both Bushnell and Jojo that he loved them, Bushnell admitted that seeing his feelings for Jojo and struggle deciding which contestant to pick put strain on their new relationship. In January 2017, Higgins told Entertainment Tonight, “I’m glad that we could share some of our biggest difficulties with Bachelor Nation, but at the same time, it’s not always healthy. "I'm a better person for it—but that chapter doesn't define who I am and it never did! But I think it was just a very abnormal situation ... at the end of the day, it didn't feel right anymore. Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. Higgins, meanwhile, sweetly gave Clarke his "final rose" on Monday's episode of Bachelor: GOAT (as its been nicknamed). They got engaged earlier this year. At the end of his season, Higgins gave his final rose to Lauren Bushnell … Even though Lauren said she and her husband Chris Lane wouldn't be watching the replay of her season, she told her followers it sounded like a "fun walk down memory lane. According to Higgins, he and Bushnell were "looking for an out" before they called off their engagement. What a gift Mother Nature is, one we don’t deserve. So, now that the show is done, we’re functioning as a very normal couple.”, Another issue for the couple was Ben’s relationships with the other Bachelor contestants, especially Jojo Fletcher. Ben Higgins’s season of The Bachelor airs tonight as part of ABC’s The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever! After Bushnell and Lane announced their engagement, Higgins took to his podcast to congratulate them and reflect on the amicable way in which his time with Bushnell came to an end. Online. “I don’t necessarily think at the end of the day we were the most compatible,” she continued. She is with Chris and I am with Jessica [Clarke].”, He continued, “I wish them nothing but the best. “I was craving normalcy, at the end of the day. ® & © 2020 CBS Studios Inc. © 2020 CBS Television Distribution and CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. ****also plz take care of our planet and each other, thank uuuu ♻️‍‍, A post shared by Lauren Bushnell Lane (@laurenlane) on Jun 16, 2020 at 3:54pm PDT. Before "The Bachelor," Lauren was a flight attendant, which made her "attractive," says Conti. "I don't see the benefit [of her watching] and I don't think she does either," Higgins told ET. Opening up, he said “There are two ways to leave relationships: you leave them angry and resentful, or you leave them knowing it was for the best and the world and life will offer you great things afterward. She later added, "Looking back, I wish I could be like, 'That's why it didn't work out.' Higgins said even fast-forwarding through his proposal to Bushnell is "not healthy" for him. Getty It's been over three years since Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell's May 2017 breakup, and the Bachelor alumni definitely seem to have moved on. Bushnell’s nuptials came nearly three years after Bachelor fans watched her on the ABC reality TV show, where she got engaged to Higgins. The pair were forced to confront that reality and catch up on Fletcher's season of The Bachelorette before appearing on her season finale months later. Not only did Higgins and Bushnell’s relationship begin very publicly on The Bachelor, but it continued in the public eye when they filmed the reality television show Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? While their relationship with one another didn’t make it, both Higgins and Bushnell are happily committed to their respective partners. "I would say the joy that we felt toward our relationship at the beginning was, for some reason, slipping away, and we were both working very hard to bring that joy back. “This home is one of those things we can grow into.”, Lane added: “Who knows how many kids we have — hopefully one, at the most, two — but you never know. I’m only so strong … watching the man you love tell another woman he loves her … is extremely difficult. As happy as they may have appeared on Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?, Bushnell confessed to People soon after their breakup that there was "no joy" in their relationship. ", "The decision I made to overcommunicate ended up hurting the relationship I was in," Higgins said. She said, “I honestly don’t think there was one main reason. ", "I don't think we wanted to make it work, because I think internally we knew just how unhealthy it probably was to continue to go on. You are the most beautiful and I am lucky to spend my life with you! It's been over three years since Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell's May 2017 breakup, and the Bachelor alumni definitely seem to have moved on.In June 2019, Bushnell got engaged to … "So, no, she's not watching. Watch 'Bachelor' Alum Ben Higgins and Jessica Clarke's First Interview Since Getting Engaged! Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell’s Break Up: Why Did They Split? ", By signing up, you agree to our "I think mutually Lauren and I saw that life was getting more difficult," Ben told fellow Bachelor Nation member Ashley Iaconetti during a 2017 episode the The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous podcast. I think there would be a chance where even though I have no fear that it would end our relationship, I think that the small moments of watching me pursue and encourage and kiss other people might be the closest thing to, like, heartbreak that she's felt romantically and I don't want be a part of that and she doesn't want to be a part of that," Higgins explained. Powered by, Ben Higgins's season of "The Bachelor" airs tonight as part of ABC's "The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever! Going through that once is one thing, but having to re-watch it once it airs is a whole other thing. Lauren quit her job for Ben. Still, the 31-year-old and his then-fiancée, Bushnell, moved in together in Colorado, put on happy faces on After the Final Rose and their subsequent reality series, Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? But after watching him propose to Lauren Bushnell again, we should probably remind you that Ben Higgins is set to marry his fiancée Jessica Clarke. I think there would be a chance where, even though I have no fear that it would end our relationship, I think that the small moments of watching me pursue and encourage and kiss other people might be the closest thing to, like, heartbreak that she's felt romantically and I don't want be a part of that and she doesn't want to be a part of that.".