The remaining rose. The Bachelor’s Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins have referred to as it quits on their relationship after vowing to reside their lives collectively through the season 20 finale of The Bachelor last yr.
As followers will keep in mind, Higgins proposed to Bushnell after a dramatic season, the place he additionally confessed his like to Joelle Fletcher. After accepting his proposal, Bushnell admitted throughout quite a few interviews that Higgins’ declaration of affection for Fletcher affected their relationship after the cameras left.
“I did carry some resentment towards him,” Bushnell, 27, advised Us Weekly in October 2016. “I had such a tough time attempting to grasp and put myself in his sneakers, and eventually was like, ‘I’ll by no means perceive. I’ll by no means be the Bachelor.’”
The duo additionally documented their ups and downs on their very own realty present, Freeform’s Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?, which ended after one season after the couple determined to take day off TV. While the now-exes shocked the Bachelor Nation throughout an episode by calling off their marriage ceremony, they stored followers hopeful via social media.
Despite Bushnell hinting at a cut up in her March 23 birthday publish as Higgins turned 29 on May four, the previous actuality star shared a considerate publish about his then-fiancée. “She is the sunshine of this world,” he wrote alongside a candy black-and-white photograph of the pair.
But lower than two weeks later, on Monday, May 15, the couple introduced that they’d ended their engagement.
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce our determination to go our separate methods,” they advised People in a joint assertion. “We really feel lucky for the time we had collectively, and can stay pals with a lot love and respect for each other. We want nothing however the most effective for one another, and ask in your help and understanding right now.”
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Bachelor’s Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins Split: Relive Their Romance by: Pamela Hendrix published: