Bachelor Ben Higgins is no longer a bachelor now that he’s engaged to flight attendant Lauren Bushnell! In a new interview, he explains why he told Lauren AND finalist JoJo Fletcher that he loved them — find out here.
Ben Higgins, and Lauren Bushnell, will live happily ever after, but the huge decision that Ben made last night, March 14, wasn’t always so clear to him. He revealed why he told JoJo Fletcher that he loved her, too, even though he ended up with Lauren!
Ben told People magazine that he doesn’t regret telling both ladies he loved them. “I can’t apologize for being honest or expressing what I thought was best to express at the time,” Ben explained. “But I could never picture my life without Lauren.” Ben was conflicted about picking between the two women up until the very last minute, but of course, Lauren ultimately won his heart, earning a 4.25 carat Neil Lane ring. “Everything that happened led me to Lauren. I couldn’t be happier,” Ben told People. His fiancee feels the same way: “It was all worth it. I appreciate him more every day,” Lauren gushed. Congrats to the happy couple!
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JoJo fans, don’t distress: you’ll be seeing plenty more of her now that the real estate developer been announced as the next Bachelorette. JoJo, looked gorgeous during the finale in a pink lace dress, and she was shellshocked by Ben’s choice of Lauren over her, but during the After the Rose special, the news broke to the world that she’ll get to find her soulmate! Everyone — including old Bachelors — are already falling at her feet to be chosen as her life partner. JoJo has nothing to worry about!
HollywoodLifers, do you think it was fair of Ben to tell both women he loved them before picking one?