Will they or won’t they? We’ve shared Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell’s road to engagement on ‘The Bachelor’ and now comes the next big question: will they make Bachelor Nation’s dream come true of seeing them getting married on TV?
Such cuties! Now that The Bachelor Ben Higgins, 27, finally selected Lauren Bushnell, 25, as his fiancée, we totally want to know if they will have their wedding be a big televised affair so their many fans can take part in it. The couple has already started discussing the possibility and you’ll be surprised at their response to the idea!
“That’s an opportunity we’d have to look into,” Ben thoughtfully replied when asked by E! News about having their nuptials televised. “We are returning to the stage of life now where we can be public as an engaged couple. And now whatever opportunities come up and whatever conversations happen, we’ll listen. If it’s something that seems to be best for us and also for the people who have now watched our love story for the last couple of months then great. If not, we’ll definitely celebrate privately with friends and family still.”
“I would love to set a date and start the planning and start getting excited about that,” Lauren revealed, and Ben even has a timeline in mind for when they want to become husband and wife. “We talked this morning on the plane, I would love to do 2016, early 2017,” he says. “I don’t want to rush is to the point where it’s stressful, but I also don’t want to wait too long.” How sweet! Relive Ben and Lauren’s journey to love on season 20 of The Bachelor by clicking here.
As for why he didn’t take up 44-year-old host Chris Harrison‘s offer to have the couple married on the spot during After The Final Rose, Ben said, “Last night I knew wasn’t what we hoped for. Our hope is to have our friends that didn’t know we were engaged be at our wedding and celebrate that with us, and they weren’t there last night.” Good answer!
Lauren totally agreed, saying “When I say I would marry him tomorrow, I really would, but it’s also like if I have the option of doing a big gathering with friends and family it’s something that I can plan and we can enjoy our life first and do that later, I would rather take that route.” Just please have the ceremony on TV you two, because it would make Bachelor Nation so happy!
HollywoodLifers, do you want Ben and Lauren to get married on TV?