After information of Lauren Bushnell‘s engagement to Chris Lane broke, Ben Higgins congratulated his ex on Tuesday’s episode of The Ben & Ashley I Nearly Well-known Podcast.
It might appear onerous to consider, however the former Bachelor appears to be completely satisfied that his ex-fiancé has discovered love with a brand new man, as a result of it signifies the tip of a chapter. “In the end, we left that relationship each of us, I believe, saying, ‘I hope life brings you a ton of pleasure, I do not need you upset and alone endlessly. I hope you discover a associate as quickly as potential. I hope all the pieces that you really want on this world that is wholesome and good is given to you.’ And that is precisely how I really feel,” the host explains. “So, to go to Lauren: Lauren congratulations!”
He provides, “We’re thrilled for you. You discovered a person that you just love with none strain and in a second, after courting for a very long time, you might have stated sure to spending your life with him and I couldn’t be extra excited for you. I would like nothing however pleasure and all the pieces you ever wished that our relationship would’ve have introduced you and Chris. Congratulations.”
However, Ben can also be together with a message to all of the people who find themselves interested by how he actually feels: It is time for everybody to maneuver on. “And the second piece of that is that I hope for Lauren and myself, is that my life is not as carefully tied to Lauren anymore. I hope that folks aren’t reaching out,” he says.
If that message is not clear sufficient then that is: “I hope this can be a chapter being closed fully as a result of I do not know Lauren anymore and my life is not tied to her.”
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It is protected to say that Ben feels this fashion, as a result of he has really moved on to larger and higher issues. But when he wasn’t so in love together with his present girlfriend, Jessica Clarke, would he nonetheless really feel the identical?
Properly, Ben does not actually know. He says that if he have been single he would possibly “query” what his “points” are and why he has but discover somebody of his personal. “So if this was one thing that made her completely satisfied, I hope that I’m an individual, perhaps I would not be, however I hope I’ve a powerful sufficient basis to the place I would not be resentful however but have a good time her and her happiness but in addition mirror on the place I used to be at,” he causes. “And if I used to be alone at this level, whew! It is by no means enjoyable to see an ex get engaged whilst you sit there alone in your room and go, ‘Properly that is enjoyable.’ However the fact is that is not the case, I am completely satisfied.
As Bachelor Nation will recall, Higgins and Bushnell met on season 20 of The Bachelor. Whereas the Indiana native initially made headlines for professing his like to each Bushnell and JoJo Fletcher, it was the flight attendant from California who gained his coronary heart. Higgins ended the 2016 season by proposing to Bushnell with a Neil Lane diamond ring reportedly price $95,000.
Afterwards, the 2 continued to doc their romance on Ben and Lauren: Fortunately Ever After?. Whereas the truth spinoff confirmed the couple planning for his or her huge day, it did not finish with the completely satisfied ending followers had hoped for. Viewers watched the 2 name off their wedding ceremony on the present. Whereas they continued to work on their relationship, the couple ended up splitting in 2017.
“It’s with heavy hearts that we announce our choice to go our separate methods,” they advised Folks in a joint assertion on the time. “We really feel lucky for the time we had collectively and can stay associates 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.”
Simply days after asserting the cut up, Higgins opened up concerning the “robust” breakup on his podcast with fellow Bachelor alum Ashley Iaconetti.
“I believe mutually Lauren and I noticed that life was getting harder,” he stated on the time. “I’d say the enjoyment that we felt towards our relationship initially was—for some motive—slipping away, and we have been each working very onerous to convey that pleasure again. And it simply by no means appeared to get there. So it was a very long time coming nevertheless it wasn’t essentially like we dragged it out.”
Likewise, Bushnell opened up concerning the cut up on a couple of events, throughout which she talked about how “hurtful” his phrases to Fletcher have been and the way she did not need to do a second actuality present. She even advised there have been purple flags she ignored earlier than his proposal.
“There’s a lot doubt in your thoughts, and I bear in mind waking up that morning and I type of had an concept that I used to be probably going to get engaged,” she stated on Actuality Steve’s podcast in 2018. “I bear in mind having a lot nervousness about it, which wanting again, I do not know if that was my intestine being like, ‘Wait, timing-wise, that is too rushed,’ or what.”
After some time, it appeared like they’d every moved on. Nevertheless, Higgins advised he was nonetheless “emotionally coping with the loss” of the connection on the 2018 spinoff Bachelor Winter Video games.
“It is like, if you get engaged, I really was so enthusiastic about the concept that like, I am gonna spend the remainder of my life with this particular person,” he stated on the time. “However I believe I do not need to be harm once more. Like, I want a relationship and I dream of children and I dream of household and I dream of being a very good dad and a very good husband, however I additionally must get to a spot the place I am enthusiastic about courting, and I am not.”
Now, it looks as if each actuality stars have discovered real love. Not solely is Bushnell engaged to the nation star, however Higgins is additionally courting Jessica Clarke.