Ben tells host Chris Harrison that he learned to love on ‘The Bachelorette’ — but now he’s over Ashley and ready to fall in love again!
Bachelorette Ashley Hebert may have broken Ben Flajnik‘s heart the day she turned down his proposal, but four months later, Ben’s ready to open up again. As ABC’s new Bachelor, Ben will meet 25 new women and hopefully fall in love all over again. And despite being burned in the past, Ben’s optimistic that it may work for him this time around!
“Sounds good to me [to be back on The Bachelor],” Ben tells host Chris Harrison. “It’s crazy really. After doing The Bachelorette and proposing to Ashley, everything that went down, it’s been quite the ride since then. I’m ready to start again.”
Ben learned a lot from his experience on The Bachelorette. “It was an incredible journey,” he shares. “I had a lot of issues that I didn’t realize that I had when I started the last show. So working through those issues, I almost feel like I’m at a better place now than I was before because I’m more a more complete individual because of everything that happened.”
“The ability to open up and let it all out there, let my guard down and feel completely selfless really, and tell this woman that you love them and propose to them – that’s something I honestly didn’t think I could ever do,” he continues. “And now that I have kind of morphed into this man that I’m proud of today, I’m ready to try that again.”
Ben’s still nervous about the meeting the 25 women though. “The first night for me is going to be very nerve racking,” reveals Ben. “After meeting all these girls, I’ll start to settle in a bit, but I’m very nervous for my first night.”
But Ben won’t hold his heart back. “I can honestly say that if that happens to me again [fall in love] that there is a strong possibility that I will get down on one knee,” he gushes.
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