Most women wouldn’t want to watch their fiancé tell his ex he loved her — so it’s no surprise that Lauren B. was pretty shocked the first time she found out Ben told JoJo, at the same time he told her. In a new interview, ‘The Bachelor’ couple revealed how they’re getting through it — and that it’s definitely not easy.
On After the Final Rose, we found out that the day after Ben Higgins proposed to Lauren B., he told her everything that had happened between him and JoJo — but that definitely didn’t make it easy to watch! In a new interview, the 26-year-old flight attendant reveals that it actually is really tough and kind of confusing to see Ben being so close to JoJo. So, how is he helping?
“Post-filming was more of an emotional roller coaster than during the show,” Lauren told People. “The hardest question for me to move past was, ‘If you felt that you couldn’t live without me, if those things you were feeling were real, why not take a step back [from JoJo] because you knew in the future it would be really hard to get through?’ Especially when you’re re-watching something. It hurts. It would have made both of our lives easier if [Ben telling JoJo he lived her] hadn’t happened. Doing the show meant a few months of tears and confusion, so to have to deal with it again as it’s airing, it’s hard. It starts to wear on me.”
Luckily, she has Ben to help her cope. “Ben is the most understanding, and empathetic, supportive and a great listener,” she said, adding she’s never questioned her feelings for him, and they grow every day. “Anytime I do feel things, I express them and he listens and we talk about it.”
As for Ben, he can’t really regret telling JoJo he loved her –– but does wish it were easier for Lauren. “Do I wish I could have done things differently to make it easier on us now? Yes, 100 percent. But I stayed true to myself, almost to a fault,” he told the mag. “And we’re together now. However, that happened, I’m happy. And I know more than ever that this is a lifelong thing.”
So, are you shocked that Ben and Lauren are so happy Would you have been able to watch it back? Let us know!